A Look Ahead: 2012 NHL Entry Draft
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11-17-2011, 06:25 AM
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I don't expect an Ebert/Dumba/Murray, but I really think Rielly's going to plummet down boards. FC had him at 8, and I think he has a good chance to fall 10 spots. Of course, it's early, and they have Grigorenko at 7 (I think he's probably top 3) so no one really knows.
I'm also projecting a bit because this far out, it seems that rankings are heavily biased towards North American league players, especially those in the CHL.
I'd guess a Pokka
or Bystrom will sneak up the board like Brodin did last draft. Galchenyuk's injury will probably drag at least one 6-10 draftee into the top 5, which could domino into another faller like Couturier or Fowler.
I expect the Wild to be drafting in the 12th-18th range anyway, and would be a lot less concerned about the draft if we managed to be picking in the 20s.
I haven't heard many great things about Pokka so I doubt it.
And Brodin never snuck up the draft, he was always considered a top 10 talent, we just never knew anything about him...
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