In Red Wings Land
My educated guess: The Red Wings’ first pick will come down to Dobson (a right-handed shot with room to grow on a 6-3 frame) or Wahlstrom (he is skilled enough in some years he’d go first overall). It’s understood the dynamic has changed. Undersized, skilled rear guards are at a premium. But that’s today. The game may change tomorrow. If a team grabs a prolific goal scorer or power forward, they can’t go wrong.
If you asked me right now, I think Noah Dobson would be my last choice out of the four non-Rasmus Dahlin defenseman expected to go in the top 10 of the NHL draft. I haven’t officially thrown my support behind any of the options, but I think I might be #TeamBouchard.
Around the League
Pretty interesting behind the scenes look at how everything went down last night. Poor Danny Cleary had to sit in a locked room for 3 or so hours. Only one person was allowed to leave the room where the lottery took place... Gary Bettman.