As I have said already, I was upset by the Brodin pick, because at the time everyone was clamoring (myself included) for a offensive scoring forward, or a physical mean D-man to clear out the slot.
Everything I could find about Brodin at the time was that he was Not physical, and he was listed at about 175 pounds then, PLUS he was a not a scoring forward.
That is why I was upset with the pick.
But from the first time I saw Brodin skate with the Wild in training camp/rookie camp, I felt the guy was destined for the NHL. I have NEVER felt that way for Dumba, and after watching him in training camps LY/TY and skating with the Wild this year, plus watching Red Deer footage, I am beyond "not impressed" and have moved on to "worried greatly" about the positive impact he can have for the Wild.
But continue to "cherry pick" my quotes. I notice you haven't mentioned my posts from this summer, when I warned that the signing of Ballard was not a big savior moment for the Defense, as he really wasn't that good. Sure doesn't look like I was wrong on that one was I?
Bottom line, it's my opinion, as everyone of us on this website is just playing armchair GM anyways.
Let that be a lesson to you that brash opinions based on ignorance will come back to bite you.