Here is my analysis of the Rossi selection, the player I had listed first in my forwards article. I provide more analysis, plenty of scouts quotes, highlights and more. Enjoy and discuss!
Just to complete the our top 3 picks with Top Shelf information. I also watched a 16 minute highlight of Rossi, and though he looks short, there were a great deal of comments about what a great skater he was (and fast). Not sure why that is different than some other analysis I have seen, but good to hear, as is the fact that he is working hard to get faster. The narrator compared him a great deal to Brad Marchand, which I found interesting, as they are about the same size at present. Below,
Was pretty shocked to see Rossi available when Wild was up. Great kid, and like the fact that he has trained since March on his physical strength and skating explosiveness.
And according to several scouts, he and Lafernierre are the two most NHL-ready picks in the draft.
Kaprizov - Rossi - insertsomeonehere anyone?
In the grand scheme of things it's all good and I know you agree with me. Most of the old slugs are out and Guerin isn't persuading veteran FA's with money to come and play for the Wild. Rossi might even sneak in the top 2 lines and be given a a good look since quite frankly, the list of centers the Wild has now is probably the worst in say 15 years? #1 and #2 center spots are basically for anyone to fight for.
Yeah, the more I think of it I find myself thinking they might throw Ross