How the Bruins are Composed

They say the key to a great organization is to draft well, develop talent, and be able to add key free agents.  How is this Bruins team composed?

Marc Savard- free agent 
Phil Kessel- drafted 
Milan Lucic– drafted
Patrice Bergeron- drafted
Chuck Kobasew– trade
Marco Sturm- trade
David Krejci- drafted
Blake Wheeler- free agent
Michael Ryder- free agent
Steve Begin- free agent
Shawn Thornton- free agent
Mark Recchi- trade
Vladimir Sobotka- drafted
Byron Bitz- drafted

Zdeno Chara- free agent
Dennis Wideman- trade
Matt Hunwick- drafted
Derek Morris- free agent
Andrew Ference- trade
Mark Stuart- drafted
Johnny Boychuk- trade

Tim Thomas- free agent
Tuukka Rask- trade

The totals are:

8 free agents
drafted
7 trade

It doesn’t get more even than that.  You could argue Thomas was more of a draft because he never played pro until he played for the Bruins, the same could be said for Tuukka Rask, who has developed in the Bruins system although he was drafted by Toronto.  Boychuk, if he develops into anything, barely played pro in Colorado.  Wheeler was a free agent, but he is more like a draft pick as he never signed with Phoenix.  So if we want to adjust the results, it could be more like this:

6 free agents
12 drafted
5 trade

This is why the Bruins have turned things around.  Their player development is back to the top of the league.

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