Originally Posted by ross10019
Dean thanks for this. One of the questions below referenced Coyle, and i'm interested in your take on him given a recent thread that compared him to Kreider (see http://forums.dobbersports.com/showthread.php?t=145583
Besides your take on his long term prospects, I'm curious as to whether you see him sticking this year (and if so, his production). He's playing with Koivu/Parise right now which is probably about a perfect fit now (and where the Wild see him in the future, hence their experimenting with that now).
Separate question is Brodin, who's had such a nice start alongside Suter. What do you see in him? I know you have a small sample size given he's only played a little in the AHL after coming over from Sweden.
Coyle - Man, Minnesota has a slew of offensive prospects. Coyle seems like a great complementary winger that should be versatile enough among the scoring wingers to slot in somewhere in the top 9. I am not sure he will stick all year but there is certainly a chance if he can start producting. His ice time is positive (15+ minutes) but he will need to produce to justify a spot in the top 6 this year.
Brodin - Big, big believer in Jonas Brodin. To be honest, I have a hunch that he may be the best defenseman drafted from the 2011 draft class and that includes names like Adam Larsson (4th) and Dougie Hamilton (9th). He looks like a seasoned vet out there and hes actually one of the youngest playing playing in the NHL this season. The production won't be dramatic this season but in future years, I think we see a stud at both ends of the rink.