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Fresh Links: Malcolm Subban, Zane McIntyre Offers Due At 5 PM, Details On Bruins Draftees

As always, Kirk Luedeke has the lowdown

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Boston Bruins
Teammates Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre... for now?
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news you can use:

  • There was no Bruins drama at draft like in previous years. Of note- the team missed out on one goalie they wished to draft, and both Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban are due qualifying offers at 5:00 PM today... or not? Patriot Ledger
  • What’s left? After the rumored trades with the Wild didn’t gel, the Bruins could just hang onto John-Michael Liles to cover their need for a left-shot defenseman for a season. Boston Globe
  • The Bruins selected Urho Vaakanainen , a left-shot defenseman, at #18. WEEI
  • Motoring right along, the Peter Chiarelli pick yielded a two-way forward at #53, and continued with an Alaskan netminder who is destined for UMaine, another forward, and a final pair of defensemen. WEEI
  • Kirk Luedeke offers his astute assessment of each new prospect- Cedric Pare, Daniel Bukac, Jack Studnicka, Jeremy Swayman, Scott Bradley, Victor Berglund, and Vaakanainen. Scouting Post
  • Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson got to relive their draft day eagerness in the stands as the Bruins’ new draftees were selected. WEEI
  • Next! The Bruins turn their attention to cobbling up any assistance they can through the trade market and free agency. Boston Herald
  • “Behind the B” has been awarded a second straight New England Emmy as Best Sports Series. Bruins NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruin Shawn Thornton is not taking a retiree’s usual path through player development- he now works in the front office to promote the Panthers team through fan engagement and by showcasing players’ personalities. One early stop was a visit paid to the New England Patriots. Boston Globe Any hope he was behind this release of the Panthers schedule featuring both kittens and a serving of sassy salt to the Lightning? @FlaPanthers
  • Here are the destinations of notable Massachusetts players... Boston Herald ...as well as a team-by team lists of draftees. Boston Globe
  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights made drafting defensemen job #1. Good move! Hockeybuzz
  • Which NHL teams scored and which failed at draft? You may not like where the Bruins fell in this assessment, nor why. The Hockey News
  • The Dark Arts are alive and well in hockey, or at least they were in late 2001. This article divulges the ways in which NHLers pushed the rules to their advantage. (Sticktaps to Reddit) Sports Illustrated
  • Soon, soon. Hopeful to land another NHL team, Quebec City bides their time- which they most assuredly believe will come. The Hockey News
  • Who could be better to represent the NHL in ESPN’s Body Issue than Joe Thornton and Brent Burns? (Decidedly NSFW) Fear The Fin