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Making sense of the Bruins' moves thus far

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For the most part, there’s a solid understanding among fans and media that the NHL draft isn’t to be measured immediately. Even in one year, things can change. Dylan Larkin is probably a top 10 pick if the 2014 draft was redone right now. No way David Pastrnak slips to No. 25.

Three years later? Things change dramatically. The No. 1 pick in 2012, Nail Yakupov, might not even go in the first round in a re-draft now. The Blackhawks certainly aren’t getting Teuvo Teravainen at No. 18, nor are the Penguins getting Olli Maatta at No. 22.

As fun as instant analysis is when it comes to the draft, the only thing that sheds true light on the value of a draft pick is time.

General managers are like high-end draft picks. The job they’re doing can’t always be measured in the immediate.