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The final tally: The B’s drafted two Swedes, a Slovakian who played in Sweden, two New Englanders, and a Canadian for a total haul of three left wings, two defensemen, and a center. Happy Canada day, eh?


The Boston Bruins draft strategy eschewed star prospects for "Bruins type" team players with intangibles. Here's where we left off:

  • UFA Nathan Horton will probably move on, which may have saved Tyler Seguin 's bacon. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Peter Chiarelli had been taking offers on Seguin, and had called him out on his professionalism. [WEEI]
  • With the probable loss of Horton, attention has turned to the possibility of signing Vincent Lecavalier. [TheBostonGlobe]

More on the Bruins' draftees- some duplication, but some unique details in each:

  • Here's a quick recap of the Bruins' NHL Draft selections, Linus Arnesson, Peter Cehlarik, Anton Blidh, Ryan Fitzgerald, Wiley Sherman, and Mitchell Dempsey. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Meet Linus Arnesson! [SportsMedia101]
  • Another snapshot of the selections. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • And this article has a brief line or two of scouting observations on each draftee. []
  • Here is more on where the draftees came from. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Here's the official Bruins stance on the draft class. [@NHLBruins^CS]

Elsewhere around the NHL: