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06/25/2010 - 6:18pm
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 - 6:18pm
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 - 5:54pm
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 - 5:41pm
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

 


06/25/2010 - 3:23pm
Source shoots down Gagne for Thomas rumor
By: DJ Bean

Amidst rumors that the Flyers are looking to shed payroll in order to take on Tim Thomas' contract, a source close to the situation is saying talk that Simon Gagne could be swapped to the Bruins for the goaltender is bogus.

 

"This is not an accurate rumor at all," the source said. Salary-wise, it makes sense, as Gagne will carry a $5.25 million cap hit next season, the final year of his deal, while Thomas has three years remaining at $5 million per season. For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog


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