Many of you, and I'm not excluding me, weren't that excited about the picks Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins managment made at this years Draft. Putting that aside, the selection of Ryan Donato in the 2nd round got to make you feel happy for this kid.
When Cam Neely stepped to the podium last night, not many had the Bruins president selecting 18-year old Czech David Pastrnak. The pick get's in line with the franchises recent success with Swedes and players coming out of Swedish leagues.
A lot has been said about the great swedish youth system in recent years and the Bruins franchise got their first taste of it at last year's draft when they aquired three guys from Sverige in defenseman Linus Arnesson and forwards Peter Cehlarik and Anton Blidh.
It has been a long time since my last blog post here and I thought you guys including myself needed a break after that tough game 7 loss to Montréal. Now that we've wasted enough time blaming players, coaches or whoever for that early playoff exit (deservingly or not) it's time to take a look ahead at the offseason and what good stuff is coming up for us hockey fans until the puck drops again in October.
I've planed lots of stuff coming up on this blog during the next couple of months and hopefully my mind will be strong enough to keep my uploads as consistent as possible. So enjoy the content and recommend this to your friends and familie members. Go Bruins !
June, 24th : NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada
Patrice Bergeron (Selke Trophy and Foundation Award finalist)
Tuukka Rask (Vezina trophy finalist)
Zdeno Chara (Norris Trophy finalist)
June, 27-28th : NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Analyse of the Bruins draft position and recent draft pick (last years) in the week before the draft
July, 1st : Free Agent Frency
Ahead of Free Agency: breaking down the Bruins needs and available players aswell as possible resigns
1st/2nd week of July: Bruins development camp
Quick look at the Bruins draft decisions and highlighting the players coming to dev. camp
(like Bruins 2013 SHL draft picks and dev camp attendees as Seth Griffith)
July, 14th : NHL Schedule release
Showcasing the most awaited match-ups of the season and taking a look at divison rivals off-season
(last seasons Schedule blog post)
Mid September: Bruins training camp
The final decision on who should make the team and who shouldn't
(last seasons roster decision)