Prospect Info: 2020-2021 Minnesota Wild Prospect Rankings #4

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Who is Minnesota's #4 Prospect?

Poll closed Oct 23, 2020.
  1. Calen Addison, D

    50.9%
  2. Adam Beckman, LW

    19.3%
  3. Hunter Jones, G

    1.8%
  4. Kaapo Kahkonen, G

    5.3%
  5. Alexander Khovanov, C

    3.5%
  6. Marat Khusnutdinov, C

    7.0%
  7. Ivan Lodnia, RW

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Brennan Menell, D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ryan O'Rourke, D

    10.5%
  10. Nico Sturm, C

    1.8%
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  1. Dr Jan Itor Registered User

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    Granlund turned out to be disappointing, but he's not anywhere close to being one of the biggest of the decade.
     
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    That take is so bad, it hurts.
     
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    Yea I mean, Granlund was drafted 9th overall not 1st 2nd or 3rd lol. Any expectations of being more than what he was were misplaced.
     
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    He's literally not one of the top 5 draft disappointments in Minnesota the last decade...
     
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    Given his age and KHL experience, I think Kaprizov comes into the NHL better prepared than Granlund was.
     
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    if it wasn't for Zuccarello I'd probably be for bringing Granlund back actually.
     
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    I think you can expect more than 2.5 seasons of top 6 production from a top 10 pick. You can also expect those seasons to be at the position he was drafted at.
     
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    It was more like 3.5 seasons but I get the point you're making. It's my own personal bias but I've never liked the Granlund pick and I've never thought he would've amounted more than what he ended up being for Minnesota. I wanted Schwartz or Bennett so what do I know.
     
  9. thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    I'd say he was; I don't think most fans were calling him the Finnish Baby Jesus as sort of a mockery or even tongue in cheek. The fact that he was supposed to help fix Minnesota's woes at the center spot is one of the biggest reasons why he was such a disappointment. Not only that, but he was supposed to usher in a new era for Finnish hockey. They even have him on a stamp!

    I can't think of another pick that Minnesota made in the past 10 years that had the hype that Granlund had that turned out to be such a disappointment? Dumba and Brodin? Not even close. Phillips? Ha!

    At best, Granlund was seen as a transformative talent like Gaborik and many believed he would be the next generational talent for the Wild.

    Someone mentioned that his expectations were around Elias Petterson level and I don't think that's wrong.
     
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    Of course it was.
     
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    Ah, I did not see the bold print. My mistake.
     
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    Ya, that award probably goes to nail yak
     
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    So... yeah... Minnesota prospect #4?
     
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    Phillips was a first round pick, had a ton of hype (especially when he was carrying a very good St. Johns team while Huberdeau was injured), and was shipped out for nothing on his ELC before even sniffing the NHL. He's currently playing in the Polish league.... Poland... Literally did like a quarter of a point per game in the ECHL last year.
     
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    I fully support the skepticism but would contend that Granlund was a disappointment because he didn't become a possession-driving, franchise level 1C, not so much because he didn't put up enough points. We were hoping for Giroux and ended up with better PMB, which is certainly also not one of the biggest draft disappointments of the past decade. That'd be Yakupov or Puljujarvi off the top of my head.
     
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    Honestly, I was just hoping for Krecji.
     
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    Phillips didn't have the hype Granlund did, and I remember a lot of fans were skeptical of pro-hockey due to his skating issues. He was a huge boom or bust prospect, but no one was thinking he was going to be a generational talent or even a top 6 center. He had skills, but a LOT of weaknesses that if he busted (which he did) no one would be surprised.

    Yakupov or Puljujarvi are disappointments, but that is more on the team than the players. Yak never had the hype that Granlund did either and was concerned one of the weaker 1st overall picks. Puljujarvi is a disappointment, but most are blaming the Oilers than Puljuvarvi.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
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    https://thehockeywriters.com/nail-yakupov-profile/



    Nail Yakupov


    Nail Yakupov | Nail Yakupov Profile | Nail Yakupov Scouting Report 2012

    We can agree to disagree
     
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    Well anyways getting back to Granlund
     
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    #28 picks taken on either side of Phillips are Niskanen, Foligno, Skjei, and Coyle, but also Petrecki, Klimchuk, Ho-Sang, Olsen, and Tikhonov. #28 picks are not sure thing NHL'ers , by any means. It's about 50/50 that they even play in the NHL any appreciable time.
     
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