Prospect Info: 2018 NHL Draft

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  1. Frk It

    Frk It Take Dobson #6

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    The only (slight) reaches the Wings have made the last few years in the early rounds were on Cholowski and Lindstrom, who were both late risers that finished their draft season very strong.

    Everyone else has gone right about where they were ranked on most draft lists. I have more of an issue with the types of players they are picking, as opposed to them taking guys that deviate from the rankings.

    Tyler Wright does not draft small forwards with plus puck skills. He has done it maybe 1x in his entire career as a Director of Amateur Scouting (Oliver Bjorkstrand).
     
  2. Fire Ken Holland

    Fire Ken Holland into outer space

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    I want the Wings to draft what works right now, and not what they hope works in 5-10 years. Draft skill forwards with an emphasis on skating, puckhandling, and offensive hockey sense. Draft defensemen who can skate, pass, and shoot--in that order. Draft big goalies (I don't know anything about goaltending). They're currently 1/3. They've been drafting a lot of scrappy grinders and big, raw defensemen with mediocre skating. Do not want.
     
  3. Zetterberg4Captain

    Zetterberg4Captain Registered User

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    Thats b2b drafts in the first two rounds

    I agree with your second point
     
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  4. Ezekial

    Ezekial Dont make him angry you wont like him if hes angry

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    At the same time, that's two of our better picks, comparatively. Lindstrom is like the only d we drafted last year that wasn't disappointing in his D+1
     
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  5. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Two nights in a row now where ive legit dreamed that we drafted rasmus Dahlin

    I think it's going to happen boys.
     
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    mjtm777 Registered User

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    Just keep loosing
     
  7. Number1RedWingsFan52

    Number1RedWingsFan52 Registered User

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    The farther we keep falling down, The better i like our odds for Dahlin. Need to surpass Montreal and Vancouver now.
     
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    jkutswings Registered User

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    I think Montreal is definitely doable, and maybe Vancouver as well. But unless Ottawa finishes very strong, I don't think Detroit will sink below them in the standings.

    But even if the Wings are 4th overall heading into lottery night, that still at a minimum guarantees a top 7 pick, and with this draft, I'll take that as a floor any day.
     
  9. Ezekial

    Ezekial Dont make him angry you wont like him if hes angry

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    Vancouver is hurt as hell. Doubt we pass them.
     
  10. Barry Amsterdam

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    What a phenomenal 3 year window to tank.

    Dahlin
    Hughes
    Lafreniere
     
  11. Number1RedWingsFan52

    Number1RedWingsFan52 Registered User

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    Yeah don't see it either, Probably just wishful thinking on our part. But still you never know.
     
  12. Number1RedWingsFan52

    Number1RedWingsFan52 Registered User

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    That would definitely be a dream come true, And the way this team is playing hopefully very doable.
     
  13. Run the Jewels

    Run the Jewels Registered User

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    Sure seems like Green has checked out. Gotta be bummed he's not playing for a playoff contender due to the injury. None of our young guys are producing, we traded a solid scorer in Tatar, the old guys are busted. Ottawa still has Karlsson, so they've got elite talent. Heck, Buffalo is starting to win games. Add in our tough schedule and we're in good shape to bottom out by the end of the season.

    We tried rebuilding in the fly and it was a flat out failure that set us back 5 years. Let's acquire young, cheap elite talent and see where that gets us. It'll be a hell of a lot more fun than trying to justify all the awful contracts Holland had handed out like candy on Halloween.
     
  14. Barry Amsterdam

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    Imagine ;)

    Lafreniere Hughes Mantha
    AA Larkin Rasmussen
    Svechnikov Nielsen Bertuzzi
    Abdelkader Glendening Helm

    Dahlin Hronek
    Cholowski xxx
    Xxx xxx
     
  15. martinez

    martinez Yeah. We suck...

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    A year ago I was doing the same thing with Jake wise lol
     
  16. Number1RedWingsFan52

    Number1RedWingsFan52 Registered User

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    Man that sure would speed up the rebuild, There's no denying that.
     
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    And, after all the talk of doing things their own way, the Wings would still be called The New Edmonton. :laugh:
     
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  18. ChadS

    ChadS Registered User

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    I think the odds of a team getting all three would be like 0.5% even if you finish dead last every year... :laugh:
     
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  19. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Assuming the odds remain at 20%, the odds are (0.2)^3 =. 008 or 0.8%
     
  20. Barry Amsterdam

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    Shh shhh you’ll ruin the dream.
     
  21. Rzombo4 prez

    Rzombo4 prez Registered User

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    That much I can absolutely agree with you on, even if for different reasons.
     
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    I think last place gets 18% odds for 1st overall. Anyway, just shows how much the lottery actually changes things.
     
  23. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    You're right i just checked. Only a 0.58% chance at winning the lottery three times in a row now.

    And I was just starting to get my hopes up too :/
     
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    oilers going to get them :help:
     
  25. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    And theyll trade one of em for Danny Dekeyser probably
     

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