Sportsnet This Week's " 31 Thoughts " Column by Elliotte Friedman ( Updated - June 26th )

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  1. RustyBruins72

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    It's amazing that he ignored the Bruins through all their injuries but they kept their heads above water. I understand he's from Montreal so I'm sure there is no love lost against the Bruins.
     
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    I'd pass on Simmonds.
     
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    Yup,at 3:00 Deadline day Boston send 2019 first round pick and Urho Vaakanainen to Philly for Wayne Simmonds
     
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    I expect an overpayment but I'm worried since Toronto made the first move.
     
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    Scary to hear that about Simmonds and the Bruins unquestioned interest. Not so much for him as a rental but if they love him now, they'll probably love him just as much on July 1st.

    Same thing when you hear about interest in Ferland.

    Jacobs should take away Sweeney's keys to the car before he lets him go out on July 1st and once again drop a pile of $$$ and term on ANOTHER aging Power Forward.
     
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    And this place blows up......
     
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    A bit of Bruins news this week:


    1. Why Boston’s Don Sweeney could very well be telling the truth when he says David Pastrnak’s injury won’t change his deadline plans: Initially, the Bruins weren’t thrilled with the idea of another Rick Nash-style rental, because you can’t do that too often. As time passed (they currently sit 17th in goals per game), it sounds like they re-visited the idea, recognizing they need offensive help, even with a healthy Pastrnak. Maybe they go for someone with term or team control, but they are looking to add. Of course, in their first game without the talented winger, they scored six against Chicago.


    Full article here: www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-eyes-senators-trade-deadline-nears/?shawct=1
     
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    I take less and less value from this column the more I read it. Sometimes it seems like he throws a bunch of words together. One day, one of thoughts will be what McDavid has for breakfast, just because he can get away with it.
     
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    A few weeks ago he did ask McDavid about his new haircut. :laugh:
     
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    A few Bruin tidbits this week:

    8. I think the teams with the best chances at signing Panarin long-term are Florida, Los Angeles, the Islanders and the Rangers. The only one that makes sense to take a shot at him for rental purposes is the Islanders. Boston hovers as a rental option, too. If the Islanders don’t get their top choices, GM Lou Lamoriello could consider old acquaintance Ilya Kovalchuk. Remember, the winger has control over his destination.

    16. Zuccarello and Wayne Simmonds may have to wait until the Duchene/Stone/Panarin situations settle. A mix of similar teams looking at both: Boston, Calgary, San Jose, maybe Pittsburgh and Vegas. New Jersey GM Ray Shero was aggressive with Brian Boyle, and it sounds like he’s done the same with Marcus Johansson. I’ve heard Columbus, Edmonton, San Jose and Vancouver as teams who have checked in. Possibly Washington, too, since they know him. The Canucks are the odd fit, but they looked at Andre Burakovsky, too. So maybe they are thinking about something for the future or are trying to replace the injured Sven Baertschi.


    Full article here: www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-stealth-suitor-emerge-matt-duchene/?shawct=1
     
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    According to his profile page ( Nico Sturm - Men's Hockey - Clarkson University Athletics ) over on the Clarkson Golden Knights site he is not Marco's kid although he might still be a relation. He has never been drafted and it doesn't look like he's been signed by anybody yet either.
     
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    Yeah, like 6'3'' left shooting center. Hmmm I know a team that could use him.
     
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    He is not related to Marco Sturm in any way, according to Elite Prospects. I assume he's a candidate to be an UDFA after his college season?

    Probably won't happen, but I always love when the Bruins go after college free agents. I'd prefer Mason Jobst, who has had himself a solid NCAA career and was at Bruins development camp a few years ago, but I'd take a 6'3'' 200 lbs. LS center and see what he's got.
     
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    Hell - let's sign them both. You can't have too many good prospects.
     
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    Well in theory you can, because you can only have 50 contracts in an organization. I do think the Bruins might still have some space there. I would be in favor of a college signing or two. I am quite sure the org has scouted NCAA well
     
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    There must be a reason he went under everyone's radar. Probably his skating?
     
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    I really don't know, I have two kids who attend Clarkson and they were telling me that was his nickname on campus. Have some friends who are season ticket holders there and a couple who are very close to the team, I'll have to check and see what they have to say.

    Nico Sturm - Men's Hockey - Clarkson University Athletics
     
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    31 Thoughts: Oilers GM search leaving no stone unturned - Sportsnet.ca

    2. In his magnificent Hall of Fame–worthy career, Patrice Bergeron has never received one first-place vote for the Hart Trophy. He has four seconds (all in 2014, which is the only time he’s received anything more than a fourth-place vote). Is it possible he is the most under-appreciated great player ever?
     

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