I think Lazar fits the Wild's style perfectly. He's a player that buzzes around the ice with a whole lot of energy, is great on the forecheck, great skater, plays physical, but he also has something the Wild need badly: a shooter.
Although his upside might not be the highest out of all the players, I think he fits the Wild style perfectly.
But if we had the 5th overall pick, that would be a different story because you have a chance of selecting a Barkov there...
I'd agree with you though...but Seeler/Draeger/Gunnarsson could be steals.
Gunnarsson maybe but I see Seeler/Draeger is the mold of guys like Lorenz and Medvec. We won't know for at least 4-5 years. And that's a huge, huge wait. We would have benefited if we took a guy like Thrower. We don't know if Scandella/Spurgeron/Kampfer will take that next step in their development. Scandella has looked mediocre along with Kampfer in the AHL.
Originally Posted by ThatGuy22
Goal Scoring winger is our biggest need in my opinion. We could use more depth at D, but between all the prospects like Kampfer, Genoway, Cuma, Falk, or even Connelly or Bagnall we have enough guys we could call up in a pinch for a 4-7 role.
Definitely need a goal scoring winger but we also need a little more intermediate depth for defense. Going forward, defense next year in the draft (and I'm thinking CHL defenseman) wouldn't be bad.
Saw Morgan Klimchuk the other night. If our pick is no longer top 10, I would love to see the Wild select him, he'll be a great partner for Granlund.
That would be too high for me. I've only seen him a few times this year, but he didn't really stand out until he wanted to. I could see him sneaking into the top 20. But I don't want an enigmatic talent.