Felger: Where is Jake DeBrusk?
The Boston Bruins dropped their first game of the season on Thursday night at the TD Garden to the Anaheim Ducks. Through six games this season winger Jake DeBrusk has yet to score a goal. On Friday’s Felger and Mazz, Felger was wondering….where is Jake DeBrusk?
Where is Jake DeBrusk?
Felger: Upfront with the goal scoring thing, I think there’s guys to start being concerned about, you know, I honestly and I’m not telling you that I watched every minute of it, I drive into the studio and blah, blah, blah, so I didn’t see everything. But what I did see….I never noticed Jake Debrusk. I literally had to go check, in the third period, the box score to see if the guy was in the lineup. Like, was he scratched again or did I miss something? I didn’t notice Jake DeBrusk once last night. He was in the three on three, so I noticed him out there, but I think he has one assist in seven games, something like that. And again, already missing team meetings, already got suspended, and this is after he got his coach fired last year. Good call Bruins! Let’s choose Jake DeBrusk over Bruce Cassidy. That was a good call. And now here we are in a contract year and he’s not playing with Marchanda and Bergeron anymore and he’s donuts across the board and I sort of look at him and that’s just someone I got my eye on. He should be in focus because the Bruins chose him over Bruce Cassidy for all intents and purposes. I think Debrusk was the poster child of that decision. And you don’t for some reason signed Tyler Bertuzzi. You let a bunch of guys go. DeBrusk is supposed to be a big player for you. Where is he? Do you notice him out there?
Jim Murray: No.
Felger: Do you ever notice him out there?
Mazz: Well, sometimes when he’s playing well you do. I mean, again, he’s got some speed. He’s a good forechecker when he’s engaged. Like last year there were times I noticed him a lot. He played well…
Felger: With Bergeron and Marchand.
Mazz: So that’s true. But when he’s not noticeable, he’s literally invisible.