1st round Draft Review +Next Year IMO

Going into the draft this year I felt that the sharks #1 need was a forward, specifically a RW with Havlat out. As the sharks 20th pick approached, I got excited seeing that there were still a few solid forwards left that I felt would be a perfect fit for the sharks(Anthony Mantha, frederick Gauthier, ect..) but of course Doug Wilson never seems to surprise me.... they drafted another defense man.

At first I was really irritated because I thought the sharks just made the worst decision I had ever seen. but taking into account they already traded for Tyler Kennedy that day, whom I think is one of the most underrated two way forwards in the league, I was willing to investigate and see what this Mirco Mueller guy was all about… After reading about 10 articles and several different scouting reports on this kid, I have completely changed my opinion on DW decision to draft this player when he did. Last year Mircos line mate, Ryan Murray, was drafted 2nd overall by the Columbus blue jackets. If you don’t know much about Ryan Murray, he is a beast! He was captain of the silvertips, represented team Canada in the U20 world junior championship, and was ranked 2nd among North American skaters prior to the 2012 draft. A lot of people believe that Murrays success is equally due to his line mate Mueller who scouts say is better defensively but not as smooth with the puck. That being said The sharks may have found a diamond in the rough. This also explains why they had to give up so much just to move 2 spots forward in the draft. The Columbus Blue jackets had the 19th pick in the draft and there was no way they were going to pass up their opportunity to get that dynamic duo back together, so the sharks did what they had to, to get ahead of Columbus. Not only did we snag an excellent defenseman, we have some serious trade power with Columbus!

Overall draft grade: A-

Next years lines:


Marleau- Thornton- Burns

Hertl- couture- Kennedy

Torres- Pavelski- wingels

Galiardi- Desjardins- Sheppard


Vlasic- boyle

Irwin- Stuart

Braun- demers/ Tennyson




Let me know what you think!?!?!


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