May 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) reacts after scoring a goal on Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (not pictured) during the first period in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden.
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COHEN: Boston Bruins Controversial 2015 NHL Draft has Paid Serious Dividends

The Boston Bruins are sitting on top of the hockey world, up 2-1 over the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. They have a real chance to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Getting there is difficult. Good trades, players having great seasons and good coaching all help. Drafting and player development is a great key. Getting young players into the lineup is crucial in the salary cap era.

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft was a funny one as it relates to the Bruins roster construction. The Bruins had three consecutive picks, three kicks at the can, at 13th overall, 14th overall, and 15th overall. They created some real excitement and their fans were, rightly, jacked.

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The Boston Bruins passed on Mat Barzal at the 2015 NHL Draft not once, not twice, but three times i
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