2010 NHL Draft: A Review Of The Minnesota Wild

Posted: 28th June 2010 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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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 ...

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