The NHL expansion draft went by quick on Wednesday night as the Las Vegas Golden Knights used communism to their advantage, picking players off NHL teams in order to build one of their own. Pretty simple strategy, but every other team loses out on talent because of it. Not to rant on that, but…
After the Golden Knights were done ransacking the entire league, there was some good news for Bruins fans: their favorite players, Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes and Zac Rinaldo are still in the organization. But Colin Miller is no longer on the team, and that should come as no surprise. The Bruins didn’t protect a 24-year-old who has already played over 100 games in the league. This is a young defenseman who saw a decent amount of ice time when Bruce Cassidy took over as the Bruins head coach. It’s also time that will tell us if the Bruins made the right move.
This is a young defenseman who saw a decent amount of ice time when Bruce Cassidy took over as the Bruins head coach. Young defenseman. Those are the two words that should stand out here. That’s why the Golden Knights took him. They took like 14 defensemen in the expansion draft. Those are lottery tickets for them. They’re hoping a few of them pan out, and Miller might not even be on their list.
Why? Because the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested in trading in Miller, and if you’re an expansion team you can do whatever you want with other people’s stuff. It’s like the royal family in England in a way. Not sure exactly how, but still.
As we know, the Bruins do have a pretty good farm system, so losing one young player probably won’t hurt them too bad. It could be worse: they could’ve given pulled an Islanders and gave the Golden Knights a first and second round draft pick as well as two more players so they could salary dump another.