An astute poster who goes by the handle BFonzy over at Hockey's Future Boards (that's HFBoards.com for those of you who somehow stumbled across this blog without having ever visited there) pointed out that I missed a pick the Bruins have in this draft.
On July 24, the Bruins sent veteran defenseman Aaron Ward to the Carolina Hurricanes for Pat Eaves and Carolina's fourth-round choice in 2010. Sooooo...here's the new updated pick list:
Total picks: 11
1st round- 2
2nd round- 3
3rd round- 1
4th round- 2
5th round- 1
6th round- 1
7th round- 1
I'd be surprised if Boston kept all of their picks going into the draft...depending on what kind of trades Peter Chiarelli makes, I would guess that one of the 2nds and either Boston's 3rd or one of the 4ths are prime candidates to be moved if a deal involving draft choices are involved.
Thanks for setting me straight, BFonzy...Byron Bitz was a fourth-round pick in 2003 (and Mark Recchi was too- waaaaay back in 1988), so you never discount them, even if they aren't all that sexy at first blush.