06-24-2011, 04:02 PM
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After winning Cup: Bruins pick #9 overall in 2011 NHL Draft
The Phil Kessel trade is the reason why the Bruins have the #9 overall pick despite having just won the Stanley Cup.
Notably, the Bruins have already netted the #2 overall pick of 2010, in Tyler Seguin. A potential superstar center who broke out with 4 points (2G, 2A) in the Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, leading the Bruins to a huge 6-5 win in game 2.
And the Kessel trade is the trade that keeps giving. Now the Bruins have another selection in the 2011 draft at the #9 slot. Who are the likely candidates?
Defense: The Bruins would like to pair a top defenseman with Chara or perhaps gain a young redline star in the future to look to replace him down the road.
Nathan Beaulieu, 6'3, 191, ON, CA
Dougie Hamilton, 6'4 193, ON, CA
Ryan Murphy, 5'11 176, ON, CA
Offense: The Bruins are stacked at center and Seguin has the potential to be a 1st line center in the future. Therefore wing is likely a bigger need than center if the Bruins choose offense.
Mika Zibanejad, 6'2 192, Sweden
Sven Bartschi, 5'10 185, Switzerland
Joel Armia, 6'3 187, Finland
Mark McNeill, 6'2 210, Edmonton, CA
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