Now that this year's NHL draft is history, the only thing teams can do is sit back and hope they made the right selections. Sure, they'll monitor each of the prospect's progress in junior, college or even pro leagues, but the only thing the team can do is hope that their scouting reports were thorough enough to make the right picks.
This is especially important for the Boston Bruins, who made their second Stanley Cup Final in three years but came up short against the Chicago Blackhawks. Two of their recent draft picks—Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton—were in the lineup in the playoffs.
While they didn't have a first-round pick due to the Jaromir Jagr trade, the B's think they drafted some good prospects in the later rounds. The trade for Jagr seemed to pay off as they made it deep in the playoffs, and Jagr was an effective player for them, even though he didn't score any goals. But they didn't have a pick until 59 players had been chosen, so they were at a disadvantage.
Here are the best-case scenarios for each of the picks made by the B's at Sunday's draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.