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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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toonsmadJun. 22, 12 9:12 AM

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

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jerrypriJun. 22, 12 9:18 AM

Boring.

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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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