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04-20-2013, 12:45 PM
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Minnesota Wild has key depth prospects developing in NCAA and Europe


Minnesota's college hockey tradition has always been a strong part of its identity as a state, so it is no wonder that the Wild organization relies on the NCAA to bring some of its prospects along. Another major source of identity is Europe, where the Wild has looked to Switzerland, Finland, and Sweden many times in the past. Developmental strategies vary by coaching staffs, but the Minnesota Wild look to get players into situations that will best enhance their individual styles, giving each young man the opportunities he needs for personal and professional development.



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I personally am still rooting for Draeger to become a 2nd pairing guy for us in the future:
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John Draeger came in as a true freshman and had a solid season for an uncharacteristically weak Michigan State squad. He did finish a negative player, and put up only ten points in 42 games, scoring a single goal. Draeger nonetheless acquitted himself very well on the ice, playing in all situations and up to thirty minutes a game at times. He is not a huge physical force at this stage of his development and prefers the steady conservative style which will limit his scoring numbers. Draeger should improve on the score sheet next season, but it is his overall ability to impact the game in the defensive zone that is Drager's real strength. He is on an encouraging development track at this point.
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Any word on AJ Thelen yet? He's got to be about ready.

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Any word on AJ Thelen yet? He's got to be about ready.
Still being groomed, should be NHL ready by 2015.

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Out of curiosity how good is HF at calling players careers ?

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Any word on AJ Thelen yet? He's got to be about ready.
He's just ahead of Tyler Cuma. Our future top pairing right there. Both are gonna be All-Stars.

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Any word on AJ Thelen yet? He's got to be about ready.
He is close. As well is Shawn Belle.

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Eero Elo has been impressive in FEL playoffs btw. His team is in the finals, and he is 11th on the playoff points with 5 goals and 2 assists in 7 games.

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I really think Gunnarsson can develop into something good for us.. Give him a season or two in Houst.. ehm, Iowa.. And see how he can translate his game..

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