Robbie O’Gara looked good at the Bruins training camp. He survived the first wave of cuts that saw 20+ trainees sent back to their respective organizations.
The fifth-round 2011 draft pick may very well end up with the Providence Bruins, but his presence so far has been getting the positive nods from the coaching staff. O’Gara believes he can keep up with the team, as opposed to trying to catch up. “Working out with pro guys this summer in Foxboro too really showed what the speed of play was… I can hang with these guys, and I’ve put in the work,’” he said.
Coaches believe that the 6-foot-4, 210-pound blueliner needs a bit more seasoning before perfecting his game. “He does a lot of good things. With the puck he thinks the game well, he’s long and he competes. The challenge is going to be whether his foot speed will allow him to play at the NHL level, or not,” said Bruins assistant coach Bruce Cassidy.