Prospect Ramblings: Draft Day Q&A

Tony Ferrari

2020-10-06

 

 

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The day is finally here! The 2020 NHL Draft has been the class that never seems to end but tonight, it finally comes to an end! We get the answer to whether the New York Rangers do what everyone expects and take Alexis Lafrenière. We finally get to see what side of the Byfield-Stützle debate that the Los Angeles Kings settle on. We finally get the answers to so many of our questions.

 

So what better way to cap off the pre-draft coverage of the 2020 class than to take questions from Twitter and pretend like I have the answers? Let’s get to it!

 

 

I’m going to say it would take selling the franchise.

 

 

I think he will get passed on again. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a team take a late-round chance but it isn’t all that likely. Could be an interesting UDFA signing eventually maybe. His size and playing style don’t really lend itself to being able to produce at the next level. I’m generally more open to taking smaller players and even I wouldn’t be really pushing for Simoneau. He has some skill and playmaking ability to be sure but the journey will be a long one for the 5’7″ forward.

 

 

I think Anton Lundell could be an interesting ‘reach’ pick for the Detroit Red Wings. He is almost assuredly going to play center at the next level and his defensive game is upper echelon. He should be a very good two-way presence and could push Larkin for the top-center job but could win up being one half of a formidable  1A/1B at center for the foreseeable future.

 

Admittedly I am a fan of Lundell’s game and think that his offensive upside is higher than the public consensus. He has a heavy shot and can pick his spots well and he is always in the right place at the right time. He could be a guy who challenges 30 goals at his peak and bri