The Boston Bruins is one of the hot teams that are enjoying a great start of the season. Moreover, one of the main weapons of this team is their offensive firepower this year. On that note, it is important to underline the massive impact that David Pastrnak had on the Bruins' early success in the NHL so far this season. The 23 years old right-winger record so far stands at 15 points in the first 8 NHL games this season. This is a remarkable achievement for great talent such is Pastrnak. Nevertheless, the ultimate question here is, can the Czech international maintain this top form throughout the whole NHL season? And while no one can guarantee that, it is imperative to take a closer analysis about the potential of David Pastrnmak this season
Therefore, here are some of the main reasons, why David Pastrnak has the potential to have a memorable season in the NHL this year.
The Bruins right winger started the 2019-20 season in commanding form as he scored 9 goals and 6 assists in 8 games. And especially in the game against the Ducks, Pastrnak had an outstanding performance as he scored 4 goals in a convincing 4-2 win on October 14. However, the Czech international did not stop here as he improved his tally to a remarkable 11 goals in 11 games. Therefore, it is safe to say the Pastrnak is on track to be among the top scorer in the NHL this season.
Potential for Improvement?
There is no doubt that this Pastrnak is on fire so far this season. Also, his early impact is a good sign that he has overcome his hand injury that he suffered in the previous NHL season.
However, the ultimate question is can he produce this kind of performance week in and week out? That might be a tricky question. David Pastrnak is currently on pace for over 150 points this season. And while he might have the potential to become an NHL great, the last time this over 150 points record was achieved was during the 1992-93 season by Mario Lemieux.
Nevertheless, the Bruins young right-winger might not be able to maintain the early season form. However, there is no doubt that David Pastrnak will be among the top scorers in the NHL this season. Furthermore, the Czech international ended the 2018-19 season with a great record of 81 points in 66 games. And if he did not have the bad luck of suffering a hand injury, the realistic expectation was that he will go over a 100 point season. And that record would have placed him on the 5th spot with the likes of teammate Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby
The Bottom Line
All in all, Pastrnak have shown some remarkable sings that he is transforming into a top-class talent. However, it is important to emphasize that his teammates deserve a lot of credit for his success. With teammates like Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, the young Czech international has the ultimate opportunity to improve and to take his game to the next level.