This phrase I can’t stand. People want to build through the draft. Okay, we have some picks and the Toronto pick is a top 3 lock almost. No one is saying trade it. We get it. No team would except for like a Crosby, Ovechkin or Malkin. But honestly, aside from that pick, this build through the draft is stupid. No one we draft will be NHL ready aside from that top 3 pick for at least two years. And that is if they pan out. When that time comes, Savard is old, Chara could be gone. It’s no lock Rask turns out to be a legit number one or just a flash in the pan. I’ve seen enough goalie go through this system to not get excited although he looks damn good.
This team isn’t as bad as we all think. We are still fighting for the playoffs despite having the least amount of goals in the league. That says something. The point of building a team is to be in the position to say, “I’ve got this and that and I just need that to make it complete.” That’s when you make a move. Teams don’t just draft and draft until they get lucky and get a team with offense, defense and goaltending. The Bruins are a sound team with some good depth. They just lack an elite goal scorer.
So fine, tree hug your picks and tell me how it turns out. Hockey is the biggest crapshoot of all the major sports aside from baseball when it comes to drafting. We’ve been drafting for 40 years, how many cups do we have? None.