5 Questions With Causeway Crowd And Hockey Writers Staffer Brandon Share-Cohen
Brandon is a Boston Bruins fan and covers the team for the prior mentioned Causeway Crowd, below is an exchange of five questions I asked him in part of our 5 Questions series here on Trifecta Sports Network.
1) What was the coolest story you have written about during your time as a writer?
There are definitely a few possibilities for this answer. It would have to be one of three stories, all profiles. One of them covered Vince Alessandrini, a rookie wide receiver at my University here in Montreal. The other would be Philippe Sanche, a rookie hockey player who spent time in the QMJHL with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (including time as the captain). Ultimately, I’d have to say it was a piece I wrote covering Anya Battaglino of the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL.
As the director of the NWHLPA, Anya has played a big role in working to help grow the NWHL, women’s sports and women’s equality. She’s an inspiration and was a pleasure to interview. The opportunity to speak to her and hear about her story as well as the NWHL, it’s growth and at the All-Star game was a very cool experience.
2) With the NHL playoffs rapidly approaching how do you think the Boston Bruins will do during the final days of the season?
I think it’ll be the same story as the last two years, but perhaps with a different ending this time around. The Atlantic Division is as close as I’ve ever seen it, and with the Bruins recently finding their stride, I think they have as good a chance as any other team in the division to make the postseason. Every game and every point count right now and the entire team needs to pull their weight in this final stretch.
I think they’ll do well in the final few weeks based on how they’ve responded since the firing of Claude Julien. Only time will tell, but I’m cautiously optimistic about their chances.
3) Who on the Boston Bruins is untouchable?
In the system, Charlie McAvoy (I love a lot of the prospects, but he’s the only untouchable)
As it stands, I don’t know that there’s any specific piece they should pick up from free agency or via trade. There are obviously some options, and (Gabriel) Landeskog, (Jordan) Eberle, (Kevin) Shattenkirk, etc. Those names aren’t going away. Still, I think the team will show us who they are down the stretch and some prospects will show their worth next year – only time will tell, but right now I’m not worrying about who they should look to acquire.