Why is everyone assuming Hickey? I'm pretty sure in every draft for the past 5 years or so (except last year with Seguin), the Kings have drafted before the Bruins. It could really be anyone from Manchester
Hickey is a highly touted PMD and they don't come along as often as people think. That said, the bruins are over the cap and gonna have to do something to remedy that problem. The remedy cannot bring them back salary. Nobody is going to want their scrubs. That makes the choices pretty slim. Draft picks which promise nothing but the promise of a player who might work out, valuable for certain. The next and only real option with any certainty is by getting the best prospects available.
Hickey falls into that category. There are others out there for sure but in todays NHL a highly touted prospect actually can bring you back top line talent under the right set of circumstances.