Building Through the Draft

I kind of want to clarify why I’m concerned about this.

It is great to have 9 picks in the top 2 rounds in the next two years, and I’m thrilled the B’s have this much ammunition.  Some of these picks were likely going to be moved for players, but now it seems like that will wait to next season’s deadline or this offseason.

The Toronto pick is great, with the potential to be top 3.  Ideally, it would be number 1 or 2 so the B’s could select Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin to help their offense.  If the B’s get the number three pick, drafting a potential franchise defenseman would be great, but it wouldn’t help this teams need, offense.

Aside from the Toronto pick, which never would have been included in a Kovalchuk trade anyways now that we know what he was dealt for is what worries me.  The other 3 first round picks are likely to be in the teens or twenties, and the Bruins haven’t drafted that well in the 1st round, with Shaone Morrisonn, Mark Stuart and Phil Kessel as the only notable first rounders to have done something in the NHL.  In the 2nd round, it is a pure crapshoot.  They have drafted some nice guys like Bergeron, Lucic and Krejci, but there have been plenty of nobodies.

My main worry is that this team is not at a point where they are consistent basement dwellers to draft low and rebuild like other franchises such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington.  This organization isn’t one of the top drafting teams in the league either.  Aside from the Toronto pick, I’m expecting not much from these picks.  Maybe one good player in the 2nd round and a decent guy in the 1st.

I’m not saying don’t build through the draft, but when people say that it usually means suck really bad for years and then be good.  Sorry to say, it’s called 5th and 7th overall two consecutive years, and we have nothing to show for it right now.

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38 Responses to Building Through the Draft

  1. #4 says:

    Woah listen to your last point lol, if we could add one top 3 player. Hopefully a forward like you said, and another player like bergy,looch,krecj, then drop some dead weight thats all we need in my opinion.

    Our upcoming guys like sobotka marchand have the speed to break into the NHL on most other teams. Add them to every night, remove dead wieght.

    Then add 1 More top 3 Forward(hopefull ya sniper) and another top 4 dman or top 6 forward VIA draft were right in contention for top dawg in the east. IMO

    Were not that far off, a smart trade that adds another scorer, the draft, and some cap managment we’ll be back where we were. Its not all lost man

  2. BosBrn77 says:

    I totally agree with you Matt. Any pick after the 5th, is usually a crap shoot. Unless we get lucky and a scout pulls a horseshoe out his ass.

    I would have no problem sending players and picks to other teams to build the roster. I’ve said it a few times, Chicago needs to dump salary. Versteeg, Sharp, Barker and a few others might be had for an expiring contract and a pick.

  3. bruins23 says:

    Just wondering. Has there been anymore rumors since the whole “kovy” talk about the bruins trading for anyone else?

  4. Whopperfoo says:

    I think your post sucked. Your missing a key point. Those teams that built and are now really good suuuuucked for a good long while. The bruin’s on the other hand were top in the east last year and now have accumulated picks in other ways, I think we are in a prime position to become amazing next year (assuming we can deal a player or two, prospect, and a pick or two for some impact player, aaaand toronto’s pick – fowler, seguin, hall – is ready to go next year).

    • Leafstank says:

      ive been saying im pumped for torontos pick. but then again, they’re starting to gain some momentum after they picked up Phanuef and Giggy. they, i believe are 1-1 so far with those two. but they almost won against Jersey last night. hopefully they stay at the bottom.

  5. bigbadbruins1 says:

    i agree with u matt pc is a bonehead i dont see these drafts doing fuck all and all these people saying they dont want a rent a player and i agree to an extent but if you said u can win a cup with a kovy and u can with our team because they do have skill i would take kovy in a heart beat but thats gone so who cares way to fuck up cheap c

    • Ric says:

      Very true ,,
      congrats on taking a top teem and dismantialing it in one summer …We should have brought back Yell the sheriff and kessel .. I wonder how things would have turned out then… why dont we keep out team together after a winning year …our Staff out thinks every move ..

      Thanks CH for a stink job I hope to see you on the unemployment line soon

      R

  6. gibbz says:

    that was a bullshit holding call on hunwick

  7. gibbz says:

    aww shit! boychuk!

  8. Bruins says:

    yeah refs really tried to screw us over in the first, but yet another dominating first period. just got to close it out. hopefully boychuk is ok, that looked rough

  9. G cole says:

    Christ the score should be 25-1 with all these chances they fluffed

  10. Birdman2403 says:

    Yeah, that looked bad. Almost looked like concussion too ? If Sturm could only score on breakaways !! Ahhhhhhh…….better effort so far. HUGE 3rd coming up !

  11. ELWOPPO says:

    Sorry boyz………We all know what happens next!!!!!!! FOR FUCK SAKES, IF WE ONLY COULD GET THAT COCKSUCKING 3RD GOAL WE WOULDNT BE FIGHTING FOR THAT 8th spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pearson says:

      Have some faith you duesche

      • ELWOPPO says:

        FAITH? Any other comments Pearson? YOU FUCKEN GOOF! Dont talk to me about the BRUINS I know this team better than they know themselve’s! The THINGS ive FORGOT’N about this game, You havnt even LEARNED YET!!!!!!!! YOU LITTLE HOMO YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  12. WARDOFTHERINGS says:

    OH BOY HERE WE GO AGAIN

  13. Bruins says:

    yep another bad breakj leads to a collapse. the canucks broken stick leads to a goal of course. who wouldve thought…

  14. Kurt says:

    Same old story we could use goal scorer…Someone go wake up the GM.

  15. Bruins says:

    not much to really say. 40+ shots yet again. controlled the game for most of the game. bad breaks. at least i liked the choices for the shootout today…didnt do much good though. solid game for rask though

    • Birdman2403 says:

      Here’s what you can say….ANOTHER LOSS ! Just keep the faith PC these guys will come around….wake up you Fuck face !

  16. Kurt says:

    I like Bergeron as a player however he stinks in shootouts…..why not try Satan?

  17. Birdman2403 says:

    Lucic should be a scratch ! Skated by the easy clear and another loss ! Fuck this team. MAKE A FUCKING TRADE YOU FUCKING IDIOT PC.

    I’m done with, well they outshot them….FUCK that need wins bottom line ! And this group isn’t doing it !

  18. Bruins says:

    anyone else think this is the best the bruins have played all year on this 4-5 game stretch? and were facing some of the best teams in the league too. its just SO frustrating that it never leads to a win

  19. boston2213 says:

    I DONT GET WHY PEOPLE CONSTANTLY KEEP SAYING WELL THIS IS THE BEST THEY PLAYED IN THE STRETCH. THEY’VE LOST 10 IN A ROW, SOME OF THE FANS NEED TO WAKE UP. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR THIS TEAM. I AM A HUGE LUCIC FAN BUT HE IS PLAYING WITH NOTHING, HES EITHER HURT OR LOST INTEREST. STURM IS GOING OFF FOR A LINE CHANGE WHEN THE PUCK IS 2 FT AWAY FROM HIM IN THE OFFENSIVE ZONE IN THE 3RD PERIOD, THEN SKATES OFF AS SLOW AS HE CAN… IM NOT SAYING GET RID ALL THE YOUNG TALENT BUT IF THERE NOT GOING TO SHAKE THINGS UP NOW PC THREW IN THE TOWEL.

    • Birdman2403 says:

      I agree ! I love Lucic, but he is useless on the 1st line. Let’s beat this to death some more.

      You get a scorer, put Lucic back to 3rd line where he can play his bang/crash energy style that he brings. Savard has NO ONE to work with and he too is useless right now.

      • Bruins says:

        you clearly dont understand the game. lucic’s purpose is to open up room for players on the first line. he cant be completely effective right now because the high ankle sprain is a really touhg injury to get healthy after. i dont expect him to be the same the rest of the year.

        what they do need is someone on the right side on that line. and savard is useless right now? he’s at close to a point per game while having injury problems and no one one his right wing to feed the puck to

      • Birdman2403 says:

        Your right I don’t understand the game. I played Major Junior and hold an advanced coaching certificate.

        Do you know the game or are you just a blinded fan ??

        Lucic’s purpose is an energy bang and crash guy, that chips in with 20 on a good year! Who the hell is he opening the ice for expert? Satan is just flying out there !?!?!?!

        As for Savard is skill is being wasted. His almost point a game is great however, if he had a goal scorer to pass to ( that could score regularly) his skill would be fully used !

      • Bruins says:

        the only thing im refuting is you saying lucic is useless on the 1st line ss a general statement. right now, ive acknowledged he isnt playing well (due to that ankle sprain injury), and thiongs probably need to be shaken up there.

        when healthy he is a perfect complement to a top line.

    • boston2213 says:

      BRUINS I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND THE GAME.. YOU SAID LUCIC PURPOSE IS TO CRASH AND BANG AND OPEN UP ROOM… CORRECT…. BUT HES NOT DOING THAT WHATSOEVER. AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INJURY ITS HIS EFFORT. HES DOUBLE FISTING PEOPLE TO THEIR BACKS INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM IN THE BOARDS, HES JUST NOT BEING EFFECTIVE AT ALL. HES NOT OPENING UP IN THE FRONT OF THE NET, IF YOU WATCH REPLAYS HES 10 FT INFRONT OF THE NET STICKING UP HIS LEG NOT EVEN GOING UP FOR TIPS. I LOVE LUCIC AND HIS STYLE OF PLAY WHEN HES PLAYING WITH EFFORT. TAKE A NOTICE WHEN LUCIC AND THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAN THROW THEIR WEIGHT AROUND DO IT, THEY WIN OR ATLEAST SCORE 3 GOALS.

  20. Gcole says:

    …and get to play montreal again tomorrow, yay! not watching that game!! not going to waste my time. i bet i know what will happen.. recchi will get a hooking penalty, wideman still plays like shit BUT STILL GETS 1ST LINE PP TIME!, paille and sturm will combine for atleast 3 breakaways and not score, they will not score more than 2, hit the post a few times, miss an empty net about 5 times, give up a 2 goal lead and lose somehow, lucic will still suck. feel like i have a pretty good idea on how every game goes lately.

  21. Kurt says:

    Bruins, you are definitely a contrarian and appologist if I ever saw one. We all undertand the game most of us have played it our entire lives. If lucic is indeed hurt then play him on the 4th line. The coach needs to put players in that will help the team.

  22. backbruin says:

    LOOCH has ben really bad since his return. He fights the puck whenever he touches it, case and point van second goal. I don’t see hear or feel that rumble that he created last year when coming on the ice..

    It’s great to create space out there for savy and what’s that guys name(satan) but niether of them are ever in a good scoring position, and when they are they don’t take advantage..I like him with wheeler and krejci personally..

    Well i think we may miss the playoffs as much as that burns me to say it, they outplay 3 of the last 4 teams and can’t get the win.

    We’re waiting mr.chiarelli this is where you actually do something..Unless he is giving up on the season which it looks like more and more as days roll on!!

  23. sean says:

    i must have missed when shaone morrisonn did something in the nhl except get us a rental player before the lockout

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