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.

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Morning Free Association, Friday, Draft Day!

Good morning everyone! It’s NHL Draft day! Thanks for sticking around with us throughout the draft profiles. Sweeney spoke with the media yesterday evening. Here’s some quotes:

Today’s just going to creep by isn’t it. What’s on tap to get you through a (so far here in central NH) beautiful morning?