Bold statement? For sure. But it’s what we do here at Boston Pucks. And it’s not in my nature to say I’m right so I won’t go there but let’s just say it’s happened before:
Tonight is no different. In 4 games Frank Vatrano has put 17 shots on net, burying once, and narrowly missing a few other nice opportunities. Tonight, the stars will align and he will break through again.
Vatrano will be shooting on Martin Jones, the goalie the Bruins briefly had when they acquired him in the Milan Lucic trade, before flipping Jones to San Jose for a 1st round pick and prospect Sean Kuraly. Now Vatrano sits on the top line riding shotgun next to David Krejci just as Milan Lucic once used to. Coincidence? Not a chance. Because last time I checked science is undefeated, and this is a scientific lock. As Elton John once sang, “it’s the circle of life, it’s the wheel of fortune.” Spin the wheel tonight. Buy an couple A’s, an O, and figure out the rest.
Frank Vatrano or bust tonight. PayPal me half of your DraftKings winnings and thank me later.