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Monday, June 27, 2011

On way home

On the way back to the East Coast today and Bruins 2011 Draft Watch is going to take a bit of a hiatus and breather for a few.

The draft is in the books, and our work is largely done for this edition.

Ahead this week, we'll try and do some team-by-team analysis for all the non-Bruins folks who frequent the site. You guys are the best and I do want to try and break it down for you beyond what was already done for the B's.

Next week, will be in Wilmington for development camp, which I suspect will be crazy given the Stanley Cup win and buzz surrounding "D-Hammer" and "Koko" plus the other usual suspects of Spooner, Knight, Sauve and the rest of the youngsters who will be there. Still waiting for a roster, but get to Ristuccia early for your seat, because the place was pretty slammed last year with all the Seguinmania even after the crushing loss to Philly. Being an NHL champion who struck gold with its first two picks will bring the people out in droves as well.

Thanks for reading and give it a couple of days before we fire it up again.

As was the case last year, we'll cover the scrimmages and then close out the blog with a ranking and analysis of every Bruins prospect in the system.

In the meantime, here's a very rough pre-camp swag on the B's new prospect top-10:

1. Dougie Hamilton, D
2. Alexander Khokhlachev, C
3. Jared Knight, RW
4. Ryan Spooner, C
5. Max Sauve, LW
6. Jordan Caron, RW
7. Steve Kampfer, D
8. Jamie Arniel, LW
9. Matt Bartkowski, D
10. Ryan Button, D


  1. Thanks for all the work you put in. One of the best blogs out there and I loved reading it leading up to the draft and will continue to follow it going forward.

    Enjoy your breather and I look forward to your team-by-team stuff, especially for the Avalanche and my potential "girlfriend teams" for this upcoming season the Blues and Panthers...

  2. Very interesting top 10 - I'm not surprised that Hamilton jumped right to the top spot, but I am a little surrpised that Khokhlachev did as well. I hope that says more about him than it does about Knight, Spooner, etc.

  3. Rankings are subjective, Mike. And yes, it says more about Koko than the other guys.

    At the end of the day, it's just a number. Bottom line- the Bruins added some strength to the top of the organization. That's the real story, not who is in the order from 1-5.

  4. Thanks for the feedback, Steve. Appreciate it.

    Edit to previous comment: *Real story is who is in the Bruins' top-five not the actual order of where we have them listed

  5. Well, it is terrific news to see them grab a player at pick #40 who rates ahead of everyone except the guy they took at #9.