Morning Free Association, June 27 – Draft Recap!

Good morning, everyone! Thanks to everyone who hung out with us in the draft party threads! A recap of the Bruins’ picks:

14th- D Charlie McAvoy
29th- C Trent Frederic
49th- D Ryan Lindgren
135th- LW Joona Koppanen
136th- D Cameron Clarke
165th- C/RW Oskar Steen
195th- Traded to FLA for 2017 7th-round pick

As Drhandgrenaid points out, we added 2 right-shot d-men, 1 left-shot d-man, 1 left-shot shot C, 1 C/RW, and 1 LW. It’s a diverse draft group, and we got the top-pair-potential, right-shot d-man we were looking for, but we didn’t stock the system with a high-potential right wing like we needed. I’m thrilled with the McAvoy and Lindgren picks, and our system is now loaded with defensemen. The Trent Frederic pick seems overly safe, and I would have preferred a gamble on top-end talent, such as Adam Mascherin or Pascal Laberge. I personally have a no-smurf policy, but carvinbass18 really, really, really wanted Alex DeBrincat with the #29 pick.

The Bruins did not trade for a defenseman. Apparently the Blues’ asking price for Shattenkirk was at least the #14 pick plus Pasta. Hahahahahaha no. The Bruins ought to get on the phone with Liles’ agent and get a deal done. Drhandgrenaid’s of the opinion (and I concur) that the B’s should also try to acquire Tobias Enstrom from the Jets, with the Jets retaining a good portion of that salary.

Other notes and happenings from the draft…

Probably the most intriguing thing that happened was the Coyotes trading up to draft Jakob Chychrun. It started with Chychrun falling further than expected, out of the top ten and even the Bruins passing on him at #14. The Yotes got on the phone with the Wings and agreed to take the Pavel Datsyuk contract in order to move up four spots to #16, giving Detroit #20, #50, and Joe Vitale. With the #16 pick, they snagged Chychrun, while ridding themselves of the Datsyuk contract has Detroit giving Toronto an anxiety attack over Stamkos.

The Habs traded Lars Eller to the Caps for two 2nd round picks, then traded two 2nd round picks for Andrew Shaw of the Hawks. Now they have both Gallagher and Shaw, creating a stereophonic, goalie-crashing, douche-tandem. Yay. But now they have even less talent at forward, so at least there’s that.

The Blue Jackets shocked just about everyone and passed on Jesse Puljuljarvi at #3, taking Pierre-Luc DuBois instead. It could be that after trading Ryan Johansen to the Predators, the Blue Jackets wanted to fill the need of a big center. With Edmonton picking next, they decided once again that they didn’t need pick a top defensive prospect, and picked Puljuljarvi. He’ll love playing RW with Connor McDavid as his center, if they can ever get the puck out of their zone.

For the third time in four years, a goalie was not selected in the first round.

It was the best year ever for American-born players, with a record 12 being selected in the first round – more than *GASP* Canada. It was a great year for Finland, too, with 3 Finns selected in the top five and four overall in the first round.

Filip Helt of the Czech Republic is this year’s Mr. Irrelevant.

Free Agency Day is nigh! What’s on tap?

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carvinbass18
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Running payroll….

Satan 81's Sister
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Cheers to that!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Good morning, friends. I’m on hold with the TX DMV. You envy me.

carvinbass18
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With the shit I’m dealing with. Yes I am envious

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Woof. Godspeed.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

If faster than light travel is supposedly impossible, but God can do anything, does that mean Godspeed = Lightspeed?

“Set a course for Earth, maximum godspeed. Make it so”

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Theologically speaking, that would have to be true, since God (of the Judeo-Christian variety) spoke light into existence.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The speed of light is a crawl at the DMV.

phonymahoney
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Hey kids!

Good (late) morning!

Some bullet points:

  • Two beach days this weekend, I have been browned. NOT reddened. Score!
  • I love love LOVE the McAvoy pick. Frederic is an odd one, but they interview these players for a reason. Seems like that’s where he won them over. Also, my BU season ticket pal says he was the best player on the ice when BU played USNTDP last year, so she’s happy with the pick. Who knows? Drafti is always a crapshoot anyhow.
  • So my not-date went well, and my flirting has gone into overdrive this morning. He paid me the 83 cents he owed me on Friday first thing this morning. I paid for his Mega Millions ticket without him knowing, so we’re going to go back and forth. Mwahahaha! The winnings will go into our joint account, anyway.
  • Since I’m looking for an apartment, I also volunteered to move into his new house. I AM MAKING THIS HAPPEN, DAMN IT. hahahaha
  • I’m a wreck, aren’t I? I’ve got it BAD.
  • Lindgren seems to be a steal of a pick as well, I’m really glad to hear it. Sweeney seems to make odd choices but then lucks into these great steals, too.
  • We really need a fucking defenseman.
  • Coffee.
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    The winnings will go into our joint account, anyway.

    of course.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    We really need a fucking defenseman.

    Demers, Boyle, Campbell, Yandle…SOMEONE NOT SHIT.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Demers, please. I feel the others are overpriced and past their prime. We don’t need more of that.

    carvinbass18
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    Yandle is off the market

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    True that….slip o the mind.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    It’s for the best, really.

    carvinbass18
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    I hate that contract so much

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    7 years is absurd…but hes always younger than i think he is too….even with age he has a lot of milage on him.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    The winnings will go into our joint account, anyway.

    What you did there, I see it.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good Morning All! Great weekend on the Deerfield River. Worked on some stuff, had a lot of laughs and was soaking wet all weekend. Nice camping spot. I thought we had a cabin, but much to my surprise I booked a walk in site on the banks of the Cold River. I love sleeping to the sound of the river. It was cool enough for campfires up in the hills and we took full advantage.
    I’m happy with the draft picks. Great if we can pick up some D via free agency, but i don’t see a lot out there.
    Coffee, no bourbon… it’s getting better.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Can't believe I didn't get drafted again…

    — Torey Krug (@ToreyKrug) June 25, 2016

    Satan 81's Sister
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    @ToreyKrug hey man same

    — Frank Vatrano (@Frank_Vatrano) June 25, 2016

    Satan 81's Sister
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    @Frank_Vatrano @ToreyKrug samsies

    — Austin Czarnik (@ACzarnik7) June 25, 2016

    carvinbass18
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    That whole thread was absolutely brilliant

    phonymahoney
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    So good.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    So best.

    carvinbass18
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    Much funny

    phonymahoney
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    HA!

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Good Morning!

    The party over the weekend went well. Luckily it wasn’t too hot on Saturday. Yesterday was nice. We just hung out. I finished a small project I had started over a month ago and made dinner.

    Thank you for the quick summary on the draft outcome. I missed all of it (plus news) this weekend and didn’t really know what was happening. The Blues are a little cocky on what they think a team will go for, eh?

    Realizations: Last Friday was my last Friday at this place. Today is my last Monday. And I won’t be working a full week of work until July 25th. I could get used to this.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Good news!
    No blood clots!
    I got a significant raise!
    My sudden and high fever is gone along with the shits!
    My hockey team won 4-0! It was our goalies first official shutout since 1989.

    Bad news.
    I have small amount of poison ivy on my left foot.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    How’s the leg? Any improvement? There are exercises on line that can help that numb leg if it’s an IT band issue.
    Glad to hear it’s nothing serious.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Correct doctor stripes! My IT ban is extremely tense and I have a lovely case of Meralgia paraesthetica. The latter can cause extreme numbness like I’ve been experiencing. The pain I have if from my IT band and Meralgia paraesthetica going wild. A double whammy!

    I also had some bruising which made me fear the worse, but it ends up I just have bruises. I get slashed a lot.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    My son found the exercises on line and we both found that they helped.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    That’s good to know!

    phonymahoney
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    Yay!
    Yay!
    Woo!
    Yaaaaay!
    Wahoo!

    Uh, boo.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I’m going to say overall: the good outweighs the bad on that list.

    carvinbass18
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    Second’d

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Thirded. Glad to hear it’s nothing serious.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Oh absolutely.

    carvinbass18
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    Good morning. First some hockey stuff:

    With Edmonton picking next, they decided once again that they didn’t need pick a top defensive prospect, and picked Puljuljarvi

    I mean do you blame them? How do you pass up on a gift like that? The other option being you call up St Louis and go hey, Shatty for the #3 ranked prospect? C’mon man.I love the McAvoy pick so much. I also loved his tweet saying he hated the Bruins back in ’13. People who were actually upset about that need to either take the lead pipe out of their ass or put one in for fun. I wish he didn’t delete it lol. Still really bummed about not getting DeBrincat. Those hands are lethal and now he’s on the Hawks. Now I have to hate him. As with most people, I’m not thrilled with the Fredric pick, but there is something to be said for high floor type players and he pans out to be a Marcus Kruger, then okay.

    Now on to the not hockey: Had a great weekend. This weather is amazing and I never want it to end. Had a fire for roughly an hour on Saturday and realized, nah fuck this it is way to hot out. Shocked the pool so I couldn’t even go swimming.

    Sunday had a double header playing softball. Went 0-2 and I managed to tweak my back pretty good again. Golden View softball has now dropped to 1-4 on the season. Season is not going so well. Oh well. What’s on tap today?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I see him more as a chris kelly type player

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Can someone briefly explain the problem with the Fredric pick? I’m horrible at prospects (yes, I know you ran a series on them) because I haven’t had the time to look stuff up.

    carvinbass18
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    He was projected to go in the late 2nd early to mid 3rd round. Same situation as Senyshyn in that he was taken super early when there were still higher skilled players on the board. Keith Gretzky has come out and said they don’t project him to be a top 6 forward either. He’s a classing Bruins guy. All grit, but http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2016/6/23/12013064/trent-frederic-2016-nhl-draft-profile-scouting-report projects him with some pretty good hands.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    So a Paille but with hands?

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