Quick Hits: The October Draft Edition
In Red Wings Land
Which of Detroit Red Wings’ draft misses hurt rebuild more: Quinn Hughes or Brock Boeser? - Detroit Free Press
We’d all look like geniuses drafting in hindsight. If 2018 were redone, Hughes would probably be a top-three pick (the Wings weren’t going to take him even if Zadina had not been available — they had their sights on defenseman Evan Bouchard). The better Zadina plays, the less passing on Hughes will ding the Wings. The fact Boeser has demonstrated he’s a top-six forward and Svechnikov has yet to show he belongs in the NHL is going to be harder to forget.
Good post, Helene.
Around the NHL
NHL Draft is being moved ahead a couple of days. First round Oct 6, rest on Oct. 7.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 8, 2020