It’s the day before the draft, which means there’s just one question on everyone’s mind: Who should the Canucks select at 10th overall?
Last week I asked: Is there anyone that should be available in rounds 2-7 that you would like the Canucks to select?
If Honka’s still there in round 2 and I were GM, I’d be tempted to pick him.
I know there’s a reasonable chance he’ll be a bust, but the upside is potentially he’s a star who can play a similar role to Hughes (though perhaps with more liability in his own end). Having two guys like that on a team is nothing to sneeze at.
After picking the a talented forward in the first round, I would be looking for players who may have dropped as a result of over zealous GM’s getting gitty about another player they liked better leaving some great talent for the Canucks to gleam. Hopefully that would include a guy like Vlaic or any of the 2 RHD’s from the defenseman factory in Kelowna.
Hard to say what to do after that, since the ‘Nucks have a plethora of 6th rounders, for sure take another goalie prospect because you can never have enough goalies.
Also, it the late rounds hopefully Linus Karlsson’s little bro reruncould be looked at, he had some decent showings later in the season and may have some talent because you can never have enough brothers.
Grewe or Legare in the 2nd.
a few other players they should be taking a look at, Cade Webber, Case McCarthy, Montana Onyebuchi, Layton Ahac and another goalie.
Lassi Thomson in round two if he is there and hoping there is a chance that Honka drops to round 3, would be a great gamble in the 3rd round and there have been ranking with him dropping that low.
There are also a number of other players that could be great picks at 40 if they fall out of the 1st round.
Ken Priestlay Fan:
After the top 12 or so, this draft looks like such a crap shoot that pretty much anyone could still be available at 40. Holstrom and Puistola look good value to me (if they’re there), but assuming the Canucks take a forward at 10 (Newhook or Boldy please) I can’t imagine them not picking a D in either r2 or r3. Who is the question; someone like Korczac looks a safe bet to be an NHL player, put probably has a low ceiling. Honka has a high ceiling but probably busts. There don’t seem to be easy answers.