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In Red Wings Land

Pat Caputo - Bad lottery luck no excuse for Ken Holland, Red Wings in NHL Draft

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

Inside what happened in the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery room | Sportsnet

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.