2010 NHL Draft: A Review Of The Minnesota Wild

June 28th, 2010 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »
It’s officially three days before the free agency period starts. The draft is over. The die has been cast on the players that the Minnesota Wild selected and it’s now a waiting game to see how they progress.

But what do they look like initially?

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Round 1, Pick 9 – Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK Finland – I already mentioned what I think about this pick. Let’s just say this, it’s a tremendous pick for a team that is rebuilding, but not rebuilding.

Granlund is a smooth skating, fast player with incredible vision. He also plays a lot bigger than his 5’10”, 180-pound frame.

He gets to the puck. He gets to the net. He gets points.

The bottom line is that this kid is going to help the Wild in a big, big way, possibly as soon as next season.

Round 2, Pick 39 – Brett Bulmer, RW, Kelowna Rockets – The Wild went a little off the board with this pick. Bulmer was one of the fast ...

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