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Morrow likes Bruins’ new system

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins

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Joe Morrow is optimistic that the Bruins’ new defensive system -- one that’s predicated on skating and puck-moving -- will fit his game and help the team.

“Absolutely, with my skating ability and the things I can do on the ice, I think it will be more effective come game time,” Morrow said, per NESN.

“It’s just more of an offensive-minded approach. Push the pace of play and show more of a skill level this year rather than the gritty performance and gritty defensive aspect of things. It’s still going to be there 100 percent, that part is not going to change at all, but you will see a lot more of the skilled forwards and skilled defensemen contribute to the offense a lot more.”

Yet another reason, beyond the departure of Dougie Hamilton, that the Bruins’ blue line will be very much under the microscope this season.

Morrow, 22, was a first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011. Since then, he’s been traded twice while appearing in just 15 NHL games.

Despite still being on a two-way contract, Morrow is no longer exempt from waivers, according to

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