Entries with the tag: radek bonk
A pre-game update from St. Louis by John Glennon of the Tennessean indicates that Radek Bonk is going to be a scratch tonight, a surprising development given the veteran center’s 79 games played last season:
Predators coach Barry Trotz has chosen to go with rookies Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Jones, as well as training camp surprise Joel Ward, instead of Bonk.
``I based everything on camp,’’ Trotz said. ``Joel Ward without question deserves to start with us and deserves to open the season based on his camp.
Today’s installment of the Forechecker’s Forecast brings us to Radek Bonk, the veteran center who was acquired last summer to be “
a big, experienced center that can play the shut-down defensive role and also fill in in more offensive situations,” as GM David Poile said at the time. Since Bonk did a solid job in that role with the Montreal Canadiens for the first two years following the Great Lockout, there was reason for optimism that 1994’s #3 overall draft pick would be the perfect fit to round out a center position that already boasted Jason Arnott, David Legwand, and Scott Nichol.