Shep Harder, the Wild’s director of hockey administration, was a stud goalie at Blake back in the day (hopefully you read my feature on him in Jan. 2010), but Fletcher said he’s a “workers compensation case waiting to happen.”
Shep Harder, Minnesota backup goalie? Awww yeah!
Blog: First Round Bust: A Cast of Thousands celebrating a rather dodgy track record of Minnesota Wild Drafting.
"Will beats skill when skill doesn't have enough will."
grigs: probably not
galchenyuk: a slim chance he did miss a year
dumba: most likely needs a year
rielly: most likely needs a year
trouba: needs a year
reinhart: needs time
forsberg: needs time
there is like 2 guys who can step in next year. i want that high pick too but getting bent over sideways is just too much to take as a fan, fight hard, our last two number 10 picks have been pretty damn good.
I'd upgrade Grigs to "probably" when you consider that most of the teams in position to draft him aren't likely to let him rot in the CHL for a season. I'd also probably drop Rielly to needs a year, and bump Forsberg up to probably not.
I know right!? I had finally accepted what we are & was actually happy that we could get a lottery pick. I watched the game fully hoping that we would lose... then we win... we win when it matters least... oh well tho...
Even tho i was a little bitter that we actually won now I guess its a good thing.. Really is there that big of difference between picking 3rd or 7th or 8th? I dont know crap about the draft picks besides that Nail is #1 and that he is about the only NHL ready player.. I trust Fletch regardless so I guess we might as well just be happy with whatever happens..
If we keep losing Ill be happy about a better draft pick
If we start winning I'll be happy that we found a way to win with an AHL team & happy that we're not ending the season on a bad note..