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Drafting is not an exact science.

NOT A DUD! At least the Bruins did pretty well in the 2004 draft... David Krejci
NOT A DUD! At least the Bruins did pretty well in the 2004 draft... David Krejci
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<p><b> Look back before looking forward </b></p>
<ul>
<li> What might have been... Kirk Luedeke details three draft years that came back to bite the Bruins. Bonus: A music video featuring Hanoi Rocks! [<a href="https://scoutingpost.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/boulevard-of-broken-dreams-bruins-drafts-2007-09/">ScoutingPost</a>]</li>
<li> Forget what Luedeke asserted in yesterday's links: Zane McIntyre is the heir apparent to the backup goalie position. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2015/08/04/boston-bruins-zane-mcintyre-answer-behind-tuukka-rask/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>
<li> Don Sweeney and Cam Neely were not graded kindly in this assessment of General Manager performance. [<a href="http://toomanymenonthesite.com/2015/08/03/nhl-rankings-gm-performance-grades/">TooManyMenOnTheSite</a>]</li>
<li> Thanks to injury, we have not seen Joonas Kemppainen on ice yet. Here is a projection of his possible role with the Bruins. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2015/08/04/boston-bruins-final-year-joonas-kemppainen/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>
<li> Revisit Bruins Development Camp, which featured a pair of local lads among the draftees and invitees. Enjoy plenty of pictures. [<a href="http://digital.hockeyjournal.com/nxtbooks/seamans/nehj_201508/#/12">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>
<li> Patience! Don Sweeney is still seeking to shore up the Bruins' defense and goaltending. Bonus: Thumbnails on some of the new Bruins. [<a href="http://digital.hockeyjournal.com/nxtbooks/seamans/nehj_201508/#/14">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>
</ul>
<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>
<ul>
<li> Confused by the new NHL media partnership? Sean McIndoe digs deep to expose the truth... NO, REALLY! [<a href="http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2015/08/mlbnhlagreementdetails.html">DownGoesBrown</a>]</li>
<li> Seriously, now... here's a legit take on what to expect from the new partnership. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/what-to-expect-from-the-nhl-mlb-advanced-media-partnership-203359771.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>
<li> In an NHL off-season notable for the dramatic and bizarre, one Eastern Conference team near and dear to our hearts soared to new heights on the bizarro scale. [<a href="https://grantland.com/the-triangle/nhl-offseason-bizarro-rankings-eastern-conference-edition/">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li> Speaking of odd, here are five events unlikely to be duplicated, including one in which two former Bruins (among several former Bruins teammates also playing in the game) played pivotal roles in one ultimately being credited for scoring a goal in a game for which he was unavailable to play due to injury. [<a href="https://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-nhls-five-most-unbreakable-records/">Grantland</a>]</li>
<li> The busy DEL Wild Wings have scored another (briefly) former Bruin, goaltender Joey MacDonald. (Google translation from German) [<a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schwarzwaelder-bote.de%2Finhalt.villingen-schwenningen-kleine-autos-und-grosse-erwartungen.0d8c9354-5678-494f-83e7-33f52499f886.html&edit-text=">Schwarzwaelder-Bote</a>]</li>
<li> A new documentary film takes an almost loving look at NHL enforcers- meet "Ice Guardians" creator Adam Scorgie, who admits up front that it was the fighting that initially attracted him to hockey. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ice-guardians-goes-deep-in-depth-into-the-enforcer-role--puck-daddy-interview-183024554.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>
<li> Better things are ahead for the Penguins' Olli Maatta , who was sidelined suddenly by cancer last season. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/after-cancer-scare-penguins-olli-maatta-ready-for-the-big-time/">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>
<li> A lot can change in a split second for a goalie, and Jonathan Quick explains that the hardest shot is not the most dangerous. [<a href="http://ingoalmag.com/news/before-the-shot-quick-shows-why-calculus-matters/">InGoal</a>]</li>
<li> Who would be better to teach shooters how to beat goalies than goalie coaches? [<a href="http://ingoalmag.com/general/different-role-for-goalie-coaches-helping-shooters/">InGoal</a>]</li>
</ul><font color="#FFFFFF">Joe Haggerty can kiss our ass</font>