While the Bruins still have some work to do to ensure a spot in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, they do have a reason to rejoice today. Last night’s loss to the New York Rangers clinched 29th place in the NHL overall standings for Toronto. That means the Bruins will pick no worse than third in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and have the second-best chance at winning the lottery for the top pick.
Most likely, they’ll be picking second — which should land them a franchise player. While the debate is on about who should go first, Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, all reports are that you can’t go wrong with either one. So while watching the Bruins struggled to score, yet again, tonight against Buffalo, you can start dreaming of Hall or Seguin putting pucks in the net for Boston in 2010-11.