I came across a Pioneer Press article the o/ day where Doug was asked about his impressions of this draft. He basically said that it wasn't deep, but deep enough. The interesting part was that he quantified his assessment, "there are 14 players we would be thrilled to have....we think we have a good shot (w/ #9 and potentially #17) at getting two." This is interesting, because if I was in charge of making a draft board for the Wild, I think I would have a definite top 14, w/ a bit of a drop after: 1.E. Johnson 2.Backstrom 3.Staal 4.Toews 5.Kessel 6.Mueller 7.Brassard 8.Okposo 9.Tlusty 10.Frolik 11.Little 12.Sheppard 13.Sanguinetti 14.Stewart In fact, I might say that this has been a concensus top 14 in many of the mock drafts (ignoring the order). So my questions are: 1) Do you agree that there is a clear cut group of 14? Do you agree with the 14 players I have listed? Keep in mind that the '14' is somewhat based on the fact that the Wild might have the #17 pick. I also think there is a concensus top pick, a top 5 or 6, a top 8, and a top 12 within this group of 14. 2) I find it hard to believe my top 14, is going to match a GM's top 14. Especially considering Risebrough has gone off the board before. Three players on this list that I could potentially see not being on DR's top 14 are Frolik, Sanguinetti, and Stewart. Who are 3 "outside" players you could see being on the Wild's radar? Marcinko, Kana, Berglund, Grabner, Summers, McBain, Fischer, Wishart... 3) "14 players we would be thrilled to get" v. 14 lottery teams.....any coincidence? 4) it's post-draft and the Wild only come up w/ one of the 14...how many GM's would flat out lie and say the second pick was one the 14 players they were going to be thrilled to get?