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Las Vegas Mock Draft Roster

The Las Vegas Golden Knights now have the protection list from all NHL teams ahead of the Expansion Draft which will be unveiled on Wednesday night.

While this site is primarily a Boston site, I think getting a good flavor of potential opponent and who they might take from the Bruins is an interesting debate.

Below is the unprotected players I would draft if I was the Golden Knights. The Boston Bruins player I would take is 24-year-old defenseman Colin Miller.



Nashville Predators: James Neal

Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg

Calgary Flames: Troy Brouwer

Edmonton Oilers: Benoit Pouliot

Arizona Coyotes: Jamie McGinn

Carolina Hurricanes: Lee Stempniak

Philadelphia Flyers: Dale Weise

New Jersey Devils: Devante Smith-Pelly

Tampa Bay Lightening: J.T. Brown

Montreal Canadians: Chris Terry


Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg

Dallas Stars: Cody Eakin

Florida Panthers: Derek Mackenzie

Los Angeles Kings: Kyle Clifford

Toronto Maple Leafs: Ben Smith

Vancouver Canucks: Brendan Gaunce

Winnipeg Jets: Ryan Olsen


Buffalo Sabres: Zach Bogosian

Detroit Red Wings: Jonathan Ericsson

Minnesota Wild: Marco Scandella

New York Islanders: Thomas Hickey

St. Louis Blues: Robert Bortuzzo

Boston Bruins: Colin Miller

Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson

Chicago Black Hawks: Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Washington Capitols: Taylor Chorney

San Jose Sharks: Dylan DeMelo


Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury

Ottawa Senators: Andrew Hammond

New York Rangers: Mackenzie Skapski

Projected Cap Hit: $65.726.190

Projected Cap Space: $7.273.810 

Justin’s Take

The NHL Vegas Knights have been given the list of players they can take from each team. They will reveal their picks on Wednesday during the NHL Awards in Vegas.

The Boston Bruins player that I would take if I were Vegas is Tim Schaller. He is a young 26 year-old kid who still has something to prove. In the times he did play here he played very well. He would be a good fit for Vegas’ third line and a very good top 9 forward to have on your team.



Arizona Coyotes: Jamie McGinn

Carolina Hurricanes: Joakim Nordstrom

Columbus Blue Jackets: Matt Calvert

Florida Panthers: Reilly Smith

New York Islanders: Cal Clutterbuck

Philadelphia Flyers: Michael Raffl

Washington Capitols Jay Beagle

St. Louis Blues: Nail Yakupov


Boston Bruins: Tim Schaller

Calgary Flames: Lance Bouma

Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg

Detroit Red Wings: Luke Glendening

Dallas Stars: Cody Eakin

Nashville Predators: Craig Smith

Vancouver Canucks: Jayson Megna

Winnipeg Jets: Shawn Matthias


Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson

Buffalo Sabres: Justin Falk

Chicago Blackhawks: Trevor Van Reimsdyk

Edmonton Oilers: Eric Gryba

LA Kings: Brayden McNabb

Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba

Montreal Canadiens: Alexei Emelin

New Jersey Devils: Ben Lovejoy

Ottawa Senators: Mark Borowiecki

Toronto Maple Leafs: Martin Marincin

San Jose Sharks: David Schlemko


New York Rangers: Antti Raanta

Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury

Tampa Bay Lightning: Peter Budaj

Projected Cap Hit: $63.575.000 Million

Cap Left: $9.425.000 Million

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Bruins Need To Play A Full 60 Minutes If They Want To Win



Bruins Only Like To Play Part Of The Game

Boston Bruins are not starting the season, as well as many, have hoped. the team had been stricken with injuries as well as an extremely new and young team. The injuries and the rookies are not their main problem.

The Bruins main problem is not playing a full 60 minutes. We have seen it every game this season. They get the lead and just kind of stop applying pressure. Now holding a lead is a difficult thing to do just ask the Atlanta Falcons. With the lead, a happy medium needs to be found between attacking pressure and keeping the lead. The best defense os a good offense.

Right now the B’s offense is much better than their defense. The best example is this past game against Buffalo. Boston had a 2 goal lead going into the third. The best way for them to get the win would have been to score first in the third and put the Sabres back on their heels. Instead, they let Buffalo score first and early in the period.

Similarly, even in the win in game 1 against the Predators, the Bruins gave the Pred’s a chance to come back and they did. It seems like a pattern is developing. Get the lead then sit back and relax and try and coast to the victory. This needs to stop and the first place it starts in the veterans like Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron. Not saying that it coming from them but they need to stop it.

We have seen this issue in previous years the 2013 Stanley Cup for example. It seems like this is the theme this year as it has happened in every game so far. Hopefully, they can find the drive to play an entire game because it is getting old annoying to see them take the lead then lose it as fast as they got it. If they plan to win this year Boston will need a full effort from everybody.

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Boston is off until Thursday when they take on the San Jose Sharks who always play a tough game. The game is at 7 and will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the sports hub.

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Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron Impact Felt Immediately In Win Over Vancouver



Boston Bruins Get A Win And Bergeron Is Back

Boston Bruins faced the Vancouver Canucks and to everyone’s surprise, Patrice Bergeron made his return to the ice. His presence was noticed on the first shift. The team just looked better. This also meant that the Bjork-Bergeron-Marchand line was back together.

This line was unbelievable. The rumors were that they had grown chemistry at camp but who knew it would be like this. This line reminds me of the “conehead” line from Miracle on Ice. These guys just click and it is a sight to see. Bjork showed us what he can really deliver now that he has the best passer in the league back.

Just like most of the games this season the Bruins fell behind early. Everyone thought it here we go again. Except it was different this time. Bergeron was back and he made a difference as he nabbed an assist on the first goal of the game. The goal came from Anders Bjork who has been struggling to find the back of the net.

Boston was then given a power play after a vicious hit on Frank Vatrano from Erik Gudbranson. Then Tim Schaller abiding by the code of hockey fought Erik Gudbranson for his awful hit. It should be a suspendable play. Gudbranson received a major penalty. Luckily Frank would come back at some point in the game. David Pastrnak decided to take matters into his own hands and show that he is worth that big contract with a beautiful goal.

The Bruins were still on the powerplay and Bjork got his second of the game to make it a 2 goal game. Still, on the powerplay, David Krejci added a goal of his own to make it 4-1 just 10:40 into the game. Bergeron ended the first period with 2 assists. Just his presence and skill help the team step up their own game. It is something he has done for Boston for a long time.

Brad Marchand started off the second period with a goal from Bergeron. Boston then had a bit of a lapse as the Canucks capitalized on the powerplay with a goal from who else but Thomas Vanek. Then another from Bo Horvat just 34 seconds later. Luckily the Bruins got their composure back and were able to take the two-goal lead into the third.

The third was quite dull compared to the first two. Boston was able to get the nail in the coffin from you guessed it, Bergeron. Bergeron finished the game with 4 points. He is the difference maker in that locker room and on the ice.

Up Next:

The Bruins will face off against Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night. It will be a clash of BU between Eichel and Charlie McAvoy.

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Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back Against Vancouver Canucks



Boston Bruins VS Vancouver Canucks Preview

Boston Bruins will look to bounce back from a tough start tonight as they face the Canucks at home.  Not much has gone right for the team so far and it is not going to stop at least not yet.

It was announced that Ryan Spooner will miss 4-6 weeks with a tear in his groin. Then on top of that yesterday in practice Anders Bjork collided with Tuukka Rask during a drill and Rask was helped off the ice. So far there has not been an update on Rask. There are also reports that Zane McIntyre has been recalled. Adam McQuaid was also injured last game but has practiced and s not ruled out.

There is some good news out of all of this both Patrice Bergeron and David Backes have been skating. Bergy has been wearing the red no-contact jersey but he is skating. It sounds like Backes may play tonight.

It may be early in the season but this still almost a must-win game. Boston has shown spurts of talent and promise but has yet to put it all together. Tonight could be the night against a very beatable team. Also, Loui Eriksson of the Canucks has been placed on the IR for the Canucks. This will help it make it easier on the Bruins as they will be able to put more attention on the Sedin brothers.

Also, Kenny Agostino was called up and may make his debut tonight. Should he have been here from the start is what many are thinking. He has been off to a hot start down in Providence. Maybe he is that spark the team is missing.

“We liked the way Anton played last year at the end of the year, we liked he’s camp, we liked his first game,” said Cassidy. “We sort of mapped out the schedule for October, we’re gonna stick to that. Obviously if we have to deviate because of an injury then we’ll do that and have confidence in him for sure.”

Let’s just hope the Bruins can pull out a win tonight as they need one.

Keys to The Game:

  • Score First
  • make crisper plays on the breakout
  • show some passion

The game will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the Sports Hub.

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