Bruins Draft Day a Success

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  1. Vaive-Alive

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    The Bruins were extremely pleased with their drafting this past Saturday, landing goaltender Corey Schneider in the first round, winger John Lammers in the second round, and defenseman R.J. Anderson in the third round. The following is an analysis of the Bruins picks at the draft:

    Corey Schneider:

    From McKeens: "Economical, poised netminder with an impressive frame he uses well to take up much of the net .. does not lunge after pucks, rather calculating his movements in conjunction with the direction of the shot .. athletic, with a solid positional game .. really takes away the angles by challenging shooters .. has a calm aura, provides his team with a certain confidence and on-ice leadership .. knows where the puck is going at all times and reacts with quick pads and excellent lateral mobility .. only limited exposure hurts his stock in any way"

    Krueger:" I can't believe he was still available by the time our pick came around at 28th overall. This kid has star potential written all over him. We watched him at the U18 tournament and he was absolutely incredible. In this draft year, we found a diamond at 28th overall and we're incredibly pleased."

    John Lammers

    From McKeens: "An exciting player that generates a lot of offense on the ice … Terrific skater and uses his speed, agility and balance to go hard to the net … Always keeps his feet moving … Dangerous in tight and can roof the puck … Seems to be able to find any open space … Hard worker in the offensive zone and is rewarded by having the puck tend to follow him around … Highly skilled puck mover can carry it in to the zone, but has the vision and smarts to know when to move it to a teammate … Can beat the defense with speed or either a good move or with his a nice pass … Lammers anticipates the play and then getting to that guy at the last second for a good chance … Plays with an extreme amount of confidence in his game which allows him to play at a higher level. However he must strive to work on his defense as he can get caught up the ice. He also needs to learn how to take his man more effectively in his own zone."

    Krueger: " We were glad we didn't trade away our 2nd pick during the draft - we anticipated that Lammers would be off the radar of many GM's and we waited patiently. We felt John was under-rated by most scouts and we immediately pulled the trigger and picked him up as soon as our turn arrived in the second round. He has an explosive first step with excellent speed and a great arsenol of shots. He is starting to pull everything together, and we anticipate that he will develop into an excellent forward in the next few years."

    R.J. Anderson

    From McKeens: "Need a smooth, skilled backline general? This multi-talented Gophers’ recruit tore up the Minnesota high-school circuit, en route to leading the Centennial Cougars to the state finals. Rajon Michael, or ‘RJ’ as he prefers, finished third in league scoring with a sizzling 29 goals and 85 points in just 31 games. Crafty and skilled, Anderson is a gifted puckrusher with a knack for knowing when to join the attack. What is most striking about Anderson’s play is his patience and game-reading skills. He possesses an instinctive feel for the game and times his offensive forays to perfection, rarely if ever forcing something that’s not there. He’s also very good on his feet, fast and agile, and excels in his own zone. Though not huge by NHL standards at 6-foot and 195 pounds, he is solidly built and still holds his own against bigger players due to his deceptive strength and superb agility/anticipation mix. Size is really the only issue here. The big numbers don’t tell the whole story either as this guy is far from being a smallish, one-dimensional power-play specialist. His stock is definitely on the rise as D-day approaches."

    Krueger: "R.J. is the type of player I like to draft. He was our dark-horse of the first three rounds, and we were poised to strike when our turn came around. This kid has star potential in our opinion. And we are confident that he will prove that in the next couple of years. There were only a few defensemen in this years draft class that we felt had any substantial offensive upside, and R.J. was one of the those few. And this kid is fast. Reminded one of our scouts of an old Bruins defensemen from yester-year who had jets, smarts, and could score...".

    The Boston Bruins have many picks in the mid rounds and plan on uncovering a few more gems in this years draft. The future is looking very bright in Beantown. Stay tuned!

    Bobby Orr
    Boston Globe
     
  2. Newfie Bruin

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    Wicked story...I hope it happens but what would we trade to get to the first round? However, if we did get on i am sure we wont draft a goalie..unless we feel he can be a Toivonen and get his stock high and then deal him. But overall it was good!! Love seeing positive things about the Bruins
     
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    Hello Newfie Bruins;

    Unfortunately, I don't think you quite get the whole "story" here.

    See, this board is for a sim league. It's a little computer game where people get to be FANTASY general managers. They gain control of a team and all it's players and trade them with other fantasy general managers. A computer simulates the game and the outcome. We have a season, playoffs and an entry draft just like the NHL.

    This particular sim league is over six years old, therefore the probability that is similar to the current NHL Bruins roster is very, very small. Therefore THESE Bruins DO have a first round pick and they do NOT have Toivonen..

    Check it out for yourself at:

    www.hfnhl.com
     
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