NHL Draft 2010: Bruins Land a Nice Consolation Prize With Tyler Seguin

June 26th, 2010 by Danny Flynn Leave a reply »
It’s been a well known fact that the Boston Bruins were coveting Windsor star winger Taylor Hall in the months leading up to the NHL Entry Draft. The only problem for the team was that the Edmonton Oilers were sharing the same sentiment and just so happened to be picking one spot ahead of them at number one overall.

Over the last few weeks Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini was careful not to show his hand, and left open the possibility that they could pass on Hall. But when push came to shove, the Oilers dashed Boston’s hopes and went in the direction many figured they would, selecting the potential franchise changer with the number one pick.

Boston team officials watched as Taylor walked to the stage and gracefully donned an Edmonton jersey while images of excited Oiler draft party fans played on the monitors.

As it began it to sink in that Taylor Hall was officially out of their grasp, the Bruins quickly turned to their backup plan, taking highly-regarded Plymouth center Tyler Seguin with the second pick.

Seguin shared a similar buildup and hype to Hall, and consistently improved his game this past season. NHL Central Scouting was so im ...

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