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Kirk Luedeke ranks the best Bruins draft pick at each selection number since 1963

Florida Panthers v Boston Bruins
Hey, remember me? (Zach Hamill)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Kirk Luedeke offers his list of the Bruins’ best draft picks by selection number, lauding bargains while bemoaning “bustaroos” and missed opportunities. When was the last time you even thought of Zach Hamill and Jordan Caron? Scouting Post
  • Training camp approaches- time for updates on the walking wounded, John Moore and Kevan Miller. No news on RFAs Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. NESN
  • Sean Kuraly dished on his truncated summer, the real cost of any Game #7, how close to the chest players keep injury issues, and expectations going forward. Bonus- who is the strangest Bruin? (Audio, 11:33) 929 The Ticket
  • Have some more opinions on the NHL ranking of Tuukka Rask as #5 goaltender in the league. NBCSports Boston
  • Continuing with Part 2 of the series, here are the best Bruins ever to wear the sweater numbers 11-20. HockeyBuzz
  • Charlie Coyle joined other Boston sports luminaries in cheering up young Quinn Waters, who is battling brain cancer. Patriot Ledger
  • Boston fans issued their annual report cards on Boston teams. The Bruins finished well, but one former Bruin is still begrudged his Stanley Cup win.

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Which players will be entering training camps on PTOs? The Hockey News
  • No trade lists- which factors come into play in when NHLers submit their preferences? (Video, 3:45) The Hockey News
  • Take a look at the players who walked away from the NHL on their own terms ahead of expectations. The Hockey News
  • Jesse Puljujarvi has signed with Oulun Karpat if the Finnish Liga, retaining an option to rejoin the NHL until December 1st. Hmmmmmm... Copper and Blue
  • Cam Ward has called it a career. @SWhyno
  • Watch “Weird NHL ‘90s Edition: Vol. 2” to appreciate the origins of the Panthers’ Rat Trick, embarassing goals shot from the blue line, shattered glass, stuck sticks, and goalie glitches. (Video, 15:09) NHL

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 19 (Normand Leveille!) days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 36 (Zac Rinaldo!) days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.