In wide-open draft, Wild ready for anything at No. 7

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 22, 2012 - 6:48 AM

Assistant GM Brent Flahr, who will run the team's draft table, will have plenty of talent to choose from, especially on defense.

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mnsports255Jun. 22, 12 1:04 AM

I either want to trade up a couple spots and snatch Dumba. Or if we stay at 7 I hope we draft Teuvo Terevainen. A Granlund 2.0? Let's hope so if we draft him.

percyroy12Jun. 22, 12 2:49 AM

I am hoping for Morgan Rielly. Been compared to Erik Karlsson and Duncan Keith. I have questions whether Dumba's game witll translate to the NHL level. He is a big hitter in the WHL but will he be able to be a physical presence against guys bigger and faster than him? With that being said I would be thrilled with a Dumba pick as well. Also, what am I missing on Reinhart? Why is everyone so in love wit him? He had 30 pts in 60 some games while Cody Ceci another big D-man was almost a point a game player. I would rather have Ceci personally. If Forsberg gets past 3...the Wild should try to trade up. I really think Forsberg could be the best player in the draft. If the Wild stays at 7, I am hoping for Dumba or Rielly.

wildforlifeJun. 22, 12 3:25 AM

I know a forward like Teuvo may be tempting, but we already have an "undersized" but very skilled Finn in Granlund. Unless it's Yakupov himself available at no. 7, I hope the Wild take a d-man. Draft any of Reilly, Reinhart, Dumba, etc. and our prospect pool becomes one of the most well rounded pools in the NHL.

genericloginJun. 22, 12 7:00 AM

Sure wish the Wild had not gone on that little winning run at the end of the season. They should be picking 2nd or 3rd, not 7th. Big difference.

MMan530Jun. 22, 12 8:28 AM

I have my fingers crossed for Terevainen. It'd be awesome to have a team full of undersized, concussed skill players.

MMan530Jun. 22, 12 8:47 AM

Snark aside, I agree with wildforlife. Assuming Reinhart isn't available, I'd take Dumba. Aside from being very skilled, his drive to compete is admirable, and I think it fits right in with the culture Yeo is creating.

april24Jun. 22, 12 8:51 AM

What about Grigorenko? He had been top 3 but now I see him dropping in many mock drafts. It would be cool to have a super skilled Russian, something Minnesota has never had. I've got a feeling though they'll go the safe route and take Reilly or Trouba.

toonsmadJun. 22, 12 9:12 AM

Dumba is the pick if he is there at #7.

jerrypriJun. 22, 12 9:18 AM


elduderinoJun. 22, 12 9:31 AM

Those last few games they won at the end of the year really helped eh? I agree, we should be picking in the top three and would have gotten Murray or Galchenyuk. Stupid, stupid, stupid. By the way, Dumba will be pulling a Wild sweater over his head a the #7 pick.


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