2015 NHL Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers of Round 1

June 26th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins actually lost Bobby Orr as a free agent to the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 1976. So, there can never be a darker day than that in B's history, even though Orr's tenure with Chicago after signing a five-year, $3 million contract was essentially a disaster.

Bruins fans also had to see Ray Bourque win a Stanley Cup in the final game of his 22-year career in 2001. That came with the Colorado Avalanche, and not the team he played the first 20 3/4 years for in Boston.

Make no mistake, though: Friday, Day 1 of the two-day NHL draft in Sunrise, Florida, was a day of no sunshine for Bruins loyalists 

For the reasons why, click on the following slideshow. It lists the winners and losers from this year's NHL draft, and Boston is No. 1 in the latter category. History may prove the Bruins winners based on their moves. But the early consensus seems to be, good luck with that.

Twitter was virtually set aflame by angry Bruins fans over the trades of Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic, and the drafting of two players who were considered "off the board" selections by the draft experts.

Click on for more on that and the ...

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