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Old 06-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #21
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Fuck me sideways... I think Neely would stab somebody. This draft could be interesting

Henrik Samuelsson, son of Ulf, could be fit with Bruins

Henrik Samuelsson was born in Pittsburgh. He was raised in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has played for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has skated alongside men for MoDo of the Swedish Elite League and youngsters on the club’s junior team.
Most recently, the 18-year-old played for Edmonton of the Western Hockey League.
Samuelsson’s passport has seen more stamps than the post office.
And after this weekend’s NHL draft at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, the son of former NHLer Ulf Samuelsson could include Boston among his future stops.
Barring any movement, the Bruins will have the No. 24 pick in the draft. And Samuelsson, ranked the No. 75 North American skater by the NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau, could be in the Bruins’ first-round crosshairs.
That possibility might seem a little jarring to Boston fans, considering the history Samuelsson’s father has had with the Bruins and in particular the team’s current president, Cam Neely.
On May 3, 1991, Ulf Samuelsson leveled Neely with a devastating knee-to-thigh check. It was the first in a series of crippling injuries that cut short Neely’s career.
Naturally, Neely has not held Ulf Samuelsson in high regard since the incident. If the Bruins draft Henrik, Neely might have to bite his tongue when they pose for the traditional podium snapshot (even though Henrik was not yet born when the infamous hit took place).
“He’s bounced around a bit prior to going to the Oil Kings,’’ acknowledged Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. “He’s been to Sweden and back.
“He was a little slow to start this year, but he’s a big, strong kid. He plays with an edge. He protects the puck very well. He projects to be, at the very least, a top-nine forward. Some might say a top-six.’’
Experts peg this year’s draft as being full of defensemen. Given that depth, a top blue liner could fall to the Bruins at No. 24.

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