I recently replied to a post about first round duds and did a little research and realized the Wings have been less than stellar in the first round in many years. Most recently Ted McCollum looks like he might be a bust, but there's still time as he's only 23. Years before there were picks like Maxim Kuznetsov, Yan Golubovsky, Curtis Bowen, Kory Kocur, Fred Williams, Pierre Guite that were absolute duds. Hopefully the same thing doesn't happen this year...I'm hoping the Wings pick Zykov or Mantha with some scoring potential.
bo horvat (33 goals--61pts)would be a good option too but probably not available at the 18 rank
one of these guys please...
Good choices....I love Mantha's size....reminds me of Jeff Carter...I think if I were Holland though, I'd take Zykov...he has Russian skill to go with a North American work ethic and he's built like a Mack Truck
Thomas busted, really like him a bunch, hope he can put it together somewhere else. Still has a lot of raw ability, but cannot see him even if he ironed out his game being more than a Montoya like resurgence into a backup type guy.