from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
"It's going to be an interesting day and an interesting weekend," general manager Steve Yzerman said Thursday....
"In some cases you're talking about players that didn't play this year," Yzerman said. "For our scouting staff, it was a challenge for them to see some of the players and travel to get to certain locations was challenging, interesting.
"But Kris (Draper, the Wings' director of amateur scouting) and his staff have been very diligent and thorough and done the best they could. Ultimately, this draft class, moving forward, is the most unpredictable, generally, of a very unpredictable process."...
The Wings have been linked with Swedish forward William Eklund, Michigan forward Kent Johnson, junior forward Mason McTavish, or defensemen such as Luke Hughes (United States National Team Development Team) or Simon Edvinsson (Sweden).
And the pool of players who could go to the Wings at 22 is even wider and deeper.
Yzerman and his scouting staff are ready.
"I don't want to say we have no clue (of how things will shake out), we have somewhat of a clue, but that remains to be seen," Yzerman said. "It's going to be very unpredictable. I don't know what other teams, what their lists, are (like)."
With the Wings still in the midst of a rebuild, expect them to go after the best player available, and not for need at a particular position.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,