I feel like the darkhorses this top 15 draft is Jesperi Kotkaniemi - a big talented center with two-way capabilities is hard to find and winger Vitali Kravtsov (http://www.mynhldraft.com/2018/NHL-Draf ... i-Kravtsov
) superb skills but likely have to wait some years after his KHL contract is done, but he's 6'2 and got better in the playoffs.
A Chicago hf poster predicted this:
Buffalo - Dahlin
Carolina - Svechnikokv
Montreal - Zadina
Ottawa - Boqvist/Bouchard (RHD to replace Karlsson)
Phoenix - Boqvist/Bouchard
Detroit - Hughes (Michigan connection)
Vancouver - Tkachuk (Jim loves his meat and potatoes)
Chicago - Wahlstrom
And one of the posters responded with:
"I have been comparing Wahlstrom to Brock Boeser the past 18 months...how ridiculous would it be for the Canucks to have Boeser and then land Wahlstrom??? ****, that duo would be insane to have to stop.
re: Benning just responded with center/dmen hold more value, so if it came to that, they'd take Wahlstrom there.
Going off on a tangent, I think we need to do away with "Jim loves his meat and potatoes"
as a lot of his acquisitions lately have been smaller skilled guys for the most part, Baertschi, Granlund, Dahlen, Goldobin, Leipsic, Stecher, about the only 'bigger' guys he got and that are still on the team is Sutter, Eriksson and Gudbranson, Guds is literally the only meat and potatoes guy he has acquired LOL and he's getting shelled for that, but the team actually needs more of what Guds brings especially up front to help protect the skilled youth.
A long time ago, a baseball player remarked: "If I owned a ballclub, I'd hire a $5,000 coach and a $15,000 scout."