Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by HailMcJesus, Apr 9, 2018.
Any of the D. Really not fussed which one, as long as they don't go way off the board.
Noah Dobson is my guy after Dahlin/Svech/Zadina.
I'm with you on this.
I will point out that Ghost has gotten a ton better this year as an all-around player. So that makes me feel a little better on the idea of taking Hughes.
I voted Tkachuk. He's a perfect Tyler Wright draft pick.
voted Boqvist,but i'd be fine with any of the defensemen here really
Voted Tkachuk (I agree he seems a perfect Tyler Wright draft pick) & wouldn't be unhappy with with any of the defensemen but prefer Bouchard or Dobson. Whoever the wings have on their board as the BPA is OK with me.
Noah Dobson is my pick, but all of them are good choices.
It's kind of ****ed.
I went with Boquist, but I'm not sold on him yet.
I can't justify fifth overall on Hughes based on what I've seen. But truth is, if I'd seen Boquist, I might feel the same way about him.
Anyone know if the U18s are going to be televised,
Honestly, at 5, with Huges, Boqvist, Dobson, Bouchard and Smith still there, I see what I can get to trade down to to 8 or 9.
yeah its a real crap shoot.
I like hughes' skillset the most but his size is a big concern. Best skater here. Very high potential if he can figure out how to play with his size.
I like Boqvist and his awesome shot. Size concerns too but not to the extent of hughes. Also hes a lot younger than the rest. Great skater as well.
i like Bouchard with his size and offensive ability. Skating leaves something to be desired, as does work ethic. Defense isnt any worse than Boqvist or hughes. I think hes got a higher chance at reaching his potential than Boqvist/Hughes, but his absolute potential is worse due to being less dynamic of a skater.
Dobson is definitely the best defensive guy here, and he's pretty good on offense too. Good size, great skater. Not as good offensively as Bouchard, but plays a good d game. The question is how much offense do you think he can provide? Will he be DeKeyser or will he Suter?
I go with Boqvist because i think he'll have a better shot at reaching his potential than Hughes, and in this era of hockey i'd much prefer to have his skating ability than to have Bouchard. I cant really comment too much on Dobson havent watched him a ton.
Dobson, looks like Suter to me.
Unless its an elite top three draftee, a winger dosent make sense for us
I agree we need everything but you have to start with a plan.
Build from the backend out and down the middle
Everything else comes last
It was absurd because absurdity makes it a joke and not a real possibility.
Boqvist I guess.
From what I've heard, seen and read my defenseman ranking would go something like this:
Dobson - because I find well-rounded skill sets more appealing and we really need someone who's good at both defending and puck moving to anchor our future defensive corps. He sounds like the direct downgrade from Dahlin.
Boqvist - of the three more offensive choices he is my first due to age. Can still grow into a bigger than his current frame.
Bouchard/Hughes - better skating vs more size. If this draft is used for the purpose of rebuilding our defense from the ground up, I'm a little scared of picking a 5'10 guy. Bouchard screams safer choice. I think it might come down to personality for our scouting staff.
My forward ranking is Svetch, Zadina, Tkachuk, Wahlstrom. Of those only Wahlstrom is likely to be available when we pick and I'd rather take any of the defensemen instead.
Best available defenseman. Won't pretend to know who that is.
Boqvist, I like all of the players listed though
This is my take as well. I would be happy with either in that situation.
It's down to Hughes or Boqvist either one I'm fine with. Nither will be on the team anytime soon so it really does not matter for the tank keep getting high picks.
So I still need to really deep dive into the prospects (might wait until after the lottery order is picked, but based on what I've seen so far this year, I'm thinking boqvist. Really young. If he was a few months younger he might have been a clear favorite for next year with another year of development. Plus who knows he could still grow a few more inches. Anyone know how big his family is?
in the offensive zone Bouchard sounds like Lidstrom with a harder shot
I don't imagine a scenario that he isn't in Ann Arbor for another year. Hopefully with his brother too.
Wahlstrom could be the biggest boom or bust guy in the draft. He has the ability to be a great sniper. There are times he will dominant and there are times that he looks like a lost puppy. He has a mountain of talent though.
I'm extremely cool with just about whoever we take with a pick in the 4-9 range. If we take Boqvist, Hughes, Dobson, Tkachuk, Wahlstrom, Bouchard, I won't be disappointed with any of those picks. The only way I'd be mad is if we had the first overall and took anyone that wasn't Dahlin, or have picks 2 or 3 and not take Svechnikov or Zadina, or have one of the 4-9 picks and go way off the board. Or, frankly, if we traded down I'd be disappointed.
So it seems like it should be a slam dunk either way, but this is Ken Holland's Red Wings, where disappointment is very possible.
Adam Boqvist if not available Noah Dobson would be my other choice.
His brother Jesper is 6 foot and he is 19. Boqvist is 5'11" and probably has an inch or two to grow still. Adam already has 5 pounds on Jesper, I don't think his size will be an issue. In the NHL today if you can skate and make plays defensively with your stick you can be really good without being physical