Bruins will select ninth in first round of NHL draft


Bruins will select ninth in first round of NHL draft

By JoeHaggerty
The Bruins didnt end up with the No. 2 overall pick, as they did last season, but they will have a top-10 choice in this year's NHL draft.
The NHL held its draft lottery in Toronto on Tuesday night and the Bruins found out they will select ninth overall with the first-round pick they acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Phil Kessel. Their No. 2 selection last season, which they used for Tyler Seguin, also came from Toronto in the same trade.
For the second straight season, the Edmonton Oilers will select first overall after finishing with the worst record in the NHL.

The Bs had a 2.7 percent chance of moving up to the fifth selection.
NHL talent evaluators have determined there is no clear-cut elite talent in this years draft crop, like Seguin and Taylor Hall last year. Instead theres a group of roughly 12 solid players at the head of the 2011 class, which is heavy with talented defensemen.
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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season


Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.