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05-09-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Gorton was running the Bruins as interim GM at the 2006 draft. Boston was at #5. Gorton tried to swap #5 and a 2nd for #4 to take Backstrom. Caps said no. Gorton took Kessel at #5. Brassard went #6. The B's QMJHL scout was Daniel Dore. Gorton and Dore both work for the Rangers now. They probably did a lot of work on Brassard during the 06 draft. 7 years later the Rangers traded for Brassard.
I loved the Bruins draft that year. First three picks were Kessel(1strd), Yuri Alexandrov(2ndrd), and Milan Lucic(2ndrd). I was a big fan of all 3. Then in the 3rd they took Marchand, who despite injury problems is the 3rd leading scorer to come out of that drafts 2nd and 3rd round after Lucic and Kulemin.

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