Thread: Speculation: My Wild picks (Mod Note Post #51)
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05-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NM Squirts View Post
I thought about doing a mock draft and then realized it's kind of foolish since every team is going to see players differently. So I decided to go through and pick who I would like to see the Wild choose with their picks in the top 100.

These are players who I believe may be available when the Wild choose and I feel they could be difference makers.

1st round (9th overall) Nino Niedereitter-LW Power forward who could possibly be a 40 goal scorer in the NHL.
2nd round (39th overall) Kirill Kabanov-LW Skilled forward with tons of talent and some questions; if he pans out he could be a top line forward.
2nd round (56th overall Was) Jason Zucker-LW Impressive young talent with high offensive upside who will need at least two seasons before turning pro.
3rd round (69th overall) Mark Alt Great athlete who will be a Gopher for at least 3 seasons.
4th round (99th overall) Mark Stone-RW Upside talent offensively; should play in the NHL at least as a 3rd line winger.
Very true.

I agree with This Providence that this would be a great best-case scenario as I don't see any of the first three picks being available at the Minnesota draft number, but they would be great picks and stranger things have happened.

Blog: First Round Bust: A Cast of Thousands celebrating a rather dodgy track record of Minnesota Wild Drafting.

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