Fresh Links: Drafting Edition

NHL Draft is here! - Mitchell Leff

It's time to spin the wheel once more.

Once again, Peter Chiarelli will work his administrative magic.

  • The Bruins grapple on draft day with striking a balance between the present and the future of the franchise. Some previous draft classes have been relative busts. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here are a bunch of local (and not so local) players the Bruins may target. Let's hope for some speed in the mix! [BostonHerald]
  • This is it, Jarome Iginla's rep will meet with the Bruins, they are each other's top priority, but both are preparing for alternatives. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • As the Bruins are strangled by the cap in the Iginla situation, maybe it would be time to use the "mulligan." [iSportsWeb]
  • In the Bruins front office, John Ferguson, Jr. has been hired and others promoted to replace departed personnel. [Bruins.NHL]
  • Here's a review of Boston's (and the other Atlantic Division teams') historically best and worst draft choices. Ah, good times... [NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Got rumors? Dig into this meaty commentary on numerous rumored trades. [SpectorsHockey]The Jets are listening, if the Flyers are interested in Evander Kane (or even Dustin Byfuglien?)... [WinnipegSun] ... and then (SURPRISE!) Kane misstepped on Twitter about it. [PuckDaddy] Here are the suitors so far in the Jason Spezza sweepstakes. [OttawaSun] The Coyotes are listening to offers on local lad Keith Yandle. [TheScore] Old chum Benoit Pouliot may finally have earned that elusive multi-year contract. [@RenLavoieTVA] Daniel Alfredsson may not be a lock to return to the Red Wings. [@Ian_Mendes]
  • Here's a quick synopsis of three things to know about the NHL Draft. [TheScore]
  • Here are the best kept NHL Draft secrets, well, at least until now. [LastWordOnSports]
  • These nine draft hopefuls each have  NHL player fathers, but the sons have each chosen different paths to the draft. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Just in time for the new draftees, here's some timely financial advice from a trio of young NHLers. [NerdWallet]
  • But nobody cares about NHL Draft, anyway. Here's why. [SBNation]
  • Fixing Sidney Crosby is apparently Job #1 for Mike Johnston because happy Sid scores, while sad Sid mopes. [Post-Gazette]
  • Will it be a deja-vu situation in Vancouver for Ryan Kesler, walking a mile in a former teammates' moccasins? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • No poaching! The NHL will now require compensation to teams hiring away coaching and operations staff from other teams. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Other items up for discussion with the Board of Governors included another stab at reducing embellishment as well as minor changes tot he draft lottery. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Halifax, NS will host the 2015 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. [CBC]
  • It has been a very good year for NHL revenue, and the salary cap will rise. [DenverPost]
  • All the tools you'll need to follow the NHL Draft are right here! [Sportsnet]
  • Expand your understanding of Fancystats with this primer. [HabsEyesOnThePrize]
  • Sad news, Gino Odjick has received a terminal diagnosis. [TheProvince]
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