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Welcome to one of our new features at BST&N; the Bruins Mailbag. Every couple of weeks I am going to answer your questions posted to Big Bad Bruins on facebook, and my twitter account (the link is at the bottom of the page). This here is the “Maiden Voyage” of this new feature for the blog, with many more to come throughout the season.
Let’s jump right into it!
Shawn Thornton is getting older, is it time the Bruins bring up a younger tough guy like Bobby Robins from Providence to learn under Shawn before he retires?
Bobby Robins will certainly get a look during the preseason practices and camps, but I don’t see him as a future replacement for Thornton. Sure, it seems like the obvious choice given the similar role each player serves in Boston and Providence respectively, but I’m not convinced Robins can play at the NHL level. He certainly has the size and tenacity, but his overall game just isn’t there. The Providence Bruins themselves rare...
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Bobby Robins will be dressed for Tuesday night’s Bruins game. (Photo/Steph Vail/Flickr)
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