B's draft earns B from ESPN.com experts

June, 23, 2012
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Longtime NHL scout Grant Sonier and ESPN Insider Craig Custance graded all 30 NHL teams' performance at the 2012 entry draft.

Here's what they had to say about the Bruins:

Boston Bruins: B


The Bruins made a minor deal in sending winger Benoit Pouliot to the Lightning in return for winger Michel Ouellet and a fifth-round pick. GM Peter Chiarelli isn't interested in shaking up his roster too much this summer so it was a quiet weekend for the Bruins. They started to move on from Tim Thomas by drafting Malcolm Subban with their first pick of the weekend. Chiarelli also met with Tuukka Rask's agent, Bill Zito, to talk contract and neither side anticipates any issues getting a deal done.

Sonier's prime picks: Subban was considered a top goaltender in this year's class. The most exciting thing about him is his athleticism. The fact that he started being a goaltender at a late age illustrates how his talent could take him to a starting role if he continues on this upward curve. He had the numbers this season to back it up (.923 SV% in Belleville). Matthew Grzelcyk is a Massachusetts kid who projects as a small, skilled puck-moving defenseman.



To read the full breakdown of every NHL teams' draft moves, CLICK HERE Insider

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