Alright maybe you guys can help me here. I will be going Sunday and don't want to sound like an idiot when I say this name. So how does one pronounce Haula? (Hall-uh? Who-all-uh? Ha-oo-luh?) Right now I feel like a moron every time I try to say this kids name.
This has got to be the model for the Wild from now on. Itís not a short-term thing. Itíll take some patience from you folks, but maybe Mikael Granlund turns out to be that Koivu winger (heís a natural center, yes, but it seems every natural center growing up plays wing in the NHL). Maybe itís Brett Bulmer, whom I hear has impressed the heck out of the Wild brass at development camp. Maybe itís Casey Wellman or Johan Larsson and Justin Zucker.
I like to hear Bulmer's impressing in camp. I don't know much about him, but everything I've read tells me he's a boom or bust kind of prospect who's just starting to tap into his potential. He grew 7 inches in the past couple years, so he's got some filling out to do at 6'2 175lb. Somebody get the kid a cheeseburger, he could be a solid player for us in a couple years...hopefully.