It's Monday, so I'm back with the updated draft slots for Boston's first five picks in next June's draft.
It's also Pearl Harbor Day- 68 years ago, Japanese naval aircraft attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at anchor in Hawaii. I always take time to remember those who lost their lives that day, and in the war's ensuing years.
In the world of hockey, the Anaheim Ducks lost to Ottawa last night via shootout, so they gained an extra point on Toronto, giving them 26. The Maple Leafs face the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at home and a win pulls them within one point of Anaheim for 28th in the NHL.
OK, here are the picks (if the season ended today, lottery issues aside)
2nd overall- Toronto (8-13-7; 23 points)
22nd overall- Boston (15-9-5; 35 points)
32nd overall- Toronto
42nd overall- Tampa Bay (11-9-8; 30 points)
52nd overall- Boston
The Bruins don't play until Thursday, when they host Toronto again, while the Leafs play the Thrashers tonight, then face the New York Islanders at home again Wednesday as a tune-up before their rematch with Boston, where the B's await and their fans can't wait to heckle Phil Kessel again.