Woke up today, turns out this wasn’t just a dream. The Bruins really did acquire a pool of picks, and instead of forming a package for an asset that can help now or moving up in the first round, the B’s have made 3 first round and 3 second round selections.
The B’s second round at least seems to be a bit less puzzling. With the 7th pick in the 2nd round (which Boston got in the Boychuck deal) the Bruins took Brandon Carlo from the WHL. Listed at 6’4 200 the young D should develop into an imposing presence on the blue line in the future. Sounds like he’s comfortable in his own zone, who has some offensive ability but isn’t a world beater. A potential solid middle pair guy in the future perhaps?
The next guy up, Swedish center Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson who will be playing at Boston University this fall.
With their final pick in the second round, the B’s took Defenseman Jeremy Lauzon from the QMJHL.
After two rounds it remains to be seen just what direction the B’s organization is headed. At the very least they have reformed their development system in a seemingly meaningful way, but everything about the last 24 hours has a weird feel. Some guys who are close to the draft, Kirk Leuedeke for one, are hinting this could all make sense soon. I just don’t see it.