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Monday, June 15, 2009

Draft Update

With the NHL Draft less than two weeks away, here is a breakdown of the picks the Bruins have available.

First Round - As Assigned - 25th pick overall
Second Round - No Pick (Traded to N.Y. Islanders for Petteri Nokelainen)
Third Round - As Assigned - 86th pick overall
Fourth Round - No Pick (Traded to Minnesota with Petr Kalus for Manny Fernandez)
Fifth Round - No Pick (Traded to Phoenix with Nate DiCasmirro for Alex Auld)
Sixth Round - As Assigned
Seven Round - As Assigned

Conditional Pick

The Bruins also will receive a pick from the Philadelphia Flyers. On October 13, 2008 the Bruins traded Andrew Alberts to the Flyers for Ned Lukacevic and a conditional pick. If Andrew Alberts resigns before the draft it will be a third round pick (pick 81). If Alberts does not resign before the draft it will be a fourth round pick (pick 112).

Notable picks at number 25 in recent drafts:
2006 - Patrick Berglund - St. Louis Blues
2005 - Andrew Colgiano - Edmonton Oilers
2003 - Anthony Stewart - Florida Panthers
2002 - Cam Ward - Carolina Hurricanes
1997 - Brendan Morrow - Dallas Stars
1990 - Chris Simon - Philadephia Flyers


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope we don't trade away more picks this year to get players we loose before the pic is even taken this year....l

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chris simon lol.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The B's are going to have to make a move at some point, there is no way they can't - Kessel to Colorado for the 3rd overall pick...

12:04 PM  
Anonymous James said...

No way. That would be a horrible deal. Who wants the third pick? After Hedman and Tavares theres no one worth moving up to get. I'd keep Kessel.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kessel was the 5th overall...

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have to be smart again this year - if kessel will sign for 4m keep him - if not dump him. Remember a year ago how most wanted us to trade for Hossa - thank god we did not - over priced one dimensional player. Kessel is following in the same footsteps - granted a great goal scorer but as we saw in the playoffs it is the grit players who get it done. Dam I hate Cindy Crosby - over and out.....

1:22 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

Kessel aint goin' nowhere.

First, ask yourselves this; Do you think the Bruins are going to be looking to get rid of team speed? If they do undervalue speed and we cant keep both, who do you think the Bruins are going to keep out of Sturm and Kessel?

If you answered Sturm, you are in denial. Kessel wasnt going to be moved for Hossa last year, and he wont be moved now.

You dont draft a 5th overall, still developing young 50 goal potential star, and then send him on his marry way because there is some cap squeezing to do. He is a fuckin' RFA for gods sake...

I mean, are you people serious!?

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah mook kessel was a 5th pick. but its taken him 3 season to score 36 goals. why not develop your own talent like successful organizations instead of going out and buying free agents?

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will bet my left nut that Kessel will never hit 50 goals. He is a great player but he needs to stop floating and get his nose dirty in front of the net and in the corners. Every team knows his deke and drag play - 9 time out of 10 he will be sitting on his ass before he get the shot off. He reminds me of Samsonov a few years back. Thier act wears thin in a very short time.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous James said...

pekese you forgot steve ott lol. that little bitch was 25th pick in 2000.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

I agree, Kessel needs to get grittier, which might not be in his capacity. If he demands over 5 million, he is a goner. So its in his hands really. Does he want to be a Bruin?

If he does sign for say 5-6 million, they will shop him. As i said earlier, I truly beleive they need his speed and scoring. Maybe he doesnt hit 50 but a 35+ goal guy at his age is a premium.

It comes down to they need either Sturm or Kessel in the lineup next season. Kessel's contract demands very well could be the deciding factor whether he and Sturm will play for the Bruins next year.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sturm at 3.5 or kessel at 4.0? id take kessel

8:49 PM  
Anonymous tsm12 said...

Do not get me wrong i like kessel but he is the one guy that can get you want you need in a trade that is a puck moving d and a 1st round pick this or next year the bruins have a lot of young kids and i do not think kessel is a 5m player that is to hard on the cap

11:38 AM  
Anonymous b1478 said...

Kessel seems to be in complete control of his play. He turns it on when he wants to and he hides when he wants to. Maybe he has some other issues that we don't know about. I hate it when a guy flashes absolute brilliance and then disappears for 15 games. I think the best decsion would be to trade him for some young guys that have demonstrated more commitment and a willingness to be coached up. And I would trade Kessel for a body and a draft choice. He has had two years (he was sick a lot for one year) to prove his value and he his play does not seem to match what the Bruins are trying to do. Time to cut the losses.

4:01 PM  

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