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HW Podcast 070: 2016 NHL Draft Preview with Corey Pronman

We take a look at the Wild's organizational needs, Pick 15, and more with's Corey Pronman!

Kieffer Bellows gets some major love in this episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast
Kieffer Bellows gets some major love in this episode of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast
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The 2016 NHL Draft is almost here, and there’s no one better to prepare us for Draft Weekend like’s Corey Pronman!

The prospect guru sits down with Tony and they discuss the draft from a Minnesota Wild perspective.

Topics include:

  • Why players Corey was very high on (Mikael Granlund, Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba) haven’t turned out like Wild fans thought.
  • Joel Eriksson Ek raising his stock over past season
  • Why Kirill Kaprizov might be the best Wild prospect in the system
  • Drafting the best player available vs. Drafting for need
  • Kieffer Bellows’ potential- and potential to land in a Wild uniform
  • Mid-round prospects that would fit well in Minnesota
  • Minnesotans that might go in the first round
  • How high-school tournament sensation Casey Middlestadt could go in the 2017 Draft

Make sure to follow Corey Pronman’s work with ESPN Insider (Corey is worth the price of admission), and follow him on Twitter @CoreyPronman, where he’s great at interacting with followers.

If YOU want to see a LIVE RECORDING of the Hockey Wilderness Podcast, make sure to mark your calendar for JUNE 24TH! We will be recording a live podcast in Wild Tymes in St. Paul at 6 PM throughout Round 1 of the NHL Draft, followed by a concert by Same Day Delivery, who does our theme music. You can find more information HERE.

Also please don’t forget: The Hockey Wilderness 2016 Offseason Trail Guide will drop on Friday, June 24th as well. It’s our comprehensive look at the Minnesota Wild’s offseason, and we will be offering it for $5 dollars on our site. Keep an eye out for that!

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We appreciate all of your support, and we will see you at Wild Tymes tomorrow night!