2012 NHL Entry Draft
Now that the draft has passed, I am curious to know what you guys thought of it? Surprising picks/trends? Any you felt were highway robbery?
This is the first draft I've actually paid any attention to so I'm certainly not talking from experience. But I was surprised to see Filip Forsberg and Mikhail Grigorenko go later than their projections in a draft with so few high end forward prospects and many of the defense prospects being similar in skill.
I thought Montreal did really well in the draft. They addressed their biggest need with Galchenyuk who I think will be a superstar with his raw talent and dedication. Plus they got some nice picks in the second round with Collberg and Thrower who fell much later than he was ranked.
Columbus chose a good 2nd overall pick in Ryan Murray but I was surprised to see them pick goalies in both the 2nd and 3rd rounds, especially after getting Bobrovsky from Philadelphia.
And I can't wait to see Montreal play Boston with Malcolm in net.