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06/25/2010 - 7:26pm
Bruins land top-ranked Seguin second overall

LOS ANGELES -- In a predictable move following Edmonton's selection of Taylor Hall, the Bruins chose Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick in the NHL draft, a choice they received from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Phil Kessel.

 

Seguin was ranked as the top overall player in the draft by NHL's Central Scouting Bureau but, by many accounts may have been a victim of playing for a bad team. While Hall made headlines the past two postseasons, Seguin's Whalers never made it to the Memorial Cup in his two years in Plymouth. 

 

A common player comparison for Seguin has been Red Wings Hall of Fame center Steve Yzerman. A 6-foot-1, 172-pound right-handed shot, Seguin is considered an elite goal-scorer and playmaker. He is known more for a finesse game than a hard-nosed style. Seguin's father played college hockey at the University of Vermont in the 1980s.

 

After compiling 67...

06/25/2010 - 7:18pm
Oilers select Taylor Hall first overall

LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers selected Windsor Spitfires left winger Taylor Hall with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, clearing the way for the Bruins to take Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin second overall.

 

Hall, 18, was ranked second behind Seguin by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau but had a better OHL resume, having played in the league for three season's to Seguin's two. In 57 games for the Spitfires this past season, Hall scored 40 goals and 66 assists for 106 points, which tied him with Seguin for the lead league in points.

 

Many point to the postseason as a big reason Hall was able to leapfrog Seguin on the Oilers' draft board. In 19 games, Hall racked up 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. In addition to helping his team sweep Seguin's Whalers in the playoffs, Hall earned his second consecutive Memorial Cup MVP award by leading the Spitfires to a title. Hall also racked up 12 points (6 G, 6 A...

06/25/2010 - 7:18pm
Oilers take Taylor Hall first overall

LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers have selected Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, clearing the way for the Bruins to take Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin second overall.

 

Hall, 18, was ranked second behind Seguin by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau but had a better OHL resume, having played in the league for three seasons to Seguin's two. In 57 games for the Spitfires this past season, Hall scored 40 goals and 66 assists for 106 points, which tied him with Seguin for the lead league in points.

 

Many point to the postseason as a big reason Hall was able to leapfrog Seguin on the Oilers' draft board. In 19 games, Hall racked up 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. In addition to sweeping Seguin's Whalers in the playoffs, Hall earned his second consecutive Memorial Cup MVP award by leading the Spitfires to a title. Hall also racked up 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in six...

06/25/2010 - 6:54pm
Chiarelli To Announce B's Pick

 LOS ANGELES — The 30 NHL teams are going through a roll call minutes before the opening round of the draft. The Bruins indicated that general manager Peter Chiarelli will announce the team's selection. The Bruins have the second overall pick. 


06/25/2010 - 6:41pm
Red Sox lineup: Ortiz out

The Red Sox begin a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday night. The Sox enter the weekend with a record of 44-30, two games behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East. The Sox last played in San Francisco in 2004, dropping two of three games. This three-game set will put an end to an already-successful interleague effort for the Red Sox in 2010, as the club starts the series with an 11-4 record vs. the Senior Circuit.

 

Tim Wakefield (2-5, 5.33 ERA) opposes Jonathan Sanchez (5-5, 2.90 ERA) in the opener.

 

Red Sox:

 

Scutaro, 6

Nava, 7

Pedroia, 4

Youkilis, 3

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 4

Hall, 9

McDonald, 8

Wakefield -- SP

 


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