It's not uncommon to see Stanley Cup contenders dish off draft picks for rental players in the hopes of boosting the odds of a lengthy playoff run. That's a temptation that the Boston Bruins and general manager Peter Chiarelli have largely ignored over the last few seasons, and, because of that, the franchise heads into the 2014 NHL draft with most of its own selections still in place.
Chiarelli will head to the podium to make the 25th pick in the first round—barring any unforeseen trades or moves, of course—and will make a total of six picks. The Bruins included their sixth-round pick in the trade that brought Wade Redden over from the St. Louis Blues in 2013.
Here is a detailed analysis of all five picks made by the Bruins in this year's draft.