LW Matthew Boldy - USNTDP, USHL (2019, 12th, MIN)

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  1. WHISTLERNATE

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    Boldy and Zegras are the 2 I want the Canucks to be choosing between. I would be very happy with either, they'd fit different roles, but be great fits in our top 6.
     
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    I’m praying oilers take boldy if turcotte, Dach and zegras are gone like I’m expecting.
     
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    Is he going top 10? Bob McKenzie didn't have him going top 10 on his final list.
     
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    I would be very happy if he went #12.
     
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    Welcome to Minnesota!
     
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    I like this pick for Minnesota.
     
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    Excellent value for the Wild at 12 after multiple reaches in the first 11 picks.
     
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    So stoked about this! For the first time in years i screamed in celebration over a Minnesota pick. ****ing great.
     
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    Really happy with this pick. BPA and fills a need.
     
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    Congrats Minny. A pick you guys can be excited about
     
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    Haven't been this excited for a pick since Dumba. Didn't expect him to be there at 12, thought we'd be picking between Krebs and Newhook, really glad he fell.
     
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    So jealous of this pick. I wsih the avs traded up to 11 instead of Arizona to pick him.
     
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    I'm not well versed as far as this player. What's his ceiling? Are Wild fans hoping for a future fixture at LW on the first line?
     
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    Mark Stone was often mentioned as a comp, if that helps. His ceiling would be as a #1LW, though there has been some talk of him being switched to C in college, and eventually in the NHL if that takes. apparently he had always played C before he came to the USNDT, and played LW because they had too many C's as is.

    I think everyone in MN was surprised that Boldy dropped to them, and don't know what to think, really. We expected one of Krebs or Newhook at best. While they might end up being every bit as good or better than Boldy, he is generally considered the safer pick.
     
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    Ya I had Boldy penciled in Anaheim at the 9.... but the broberg/seider picks really helped us get a player I really wanted in zegras(didnt think there was a chance hed fall to 9)…. which helped boldy drop down to you guys.

    Would have been happy with either guy tho, Boldy is a beast.... will be interesting if he moves back to Center. I feel like he could become like a Bergeron/toews type as a center(maybe lite)
     
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    i really wanted newhook , however boldy was probably the bpa and atleast this draft we didn't go off the board!
     
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    If it turns out that he can play C, then the Wild can have their cake, and eat it, too.
     
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    Interesting. Had no idea he could also play C. That would be a massive bonus for the Wild, whose future at C seems a little uncertain.
     
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    Nobody really knows if he can. This all coming from him saying that he played center before the development program. But he spent 2 years there on wing and was drafted as a winger. If we didn't feel like we desperately needed a future #1C, there'd be zero rumblings about it.
     
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    As a Canucks fan, I wanted Boldy after Ducks picked Zegras. I like him more than Zegras for the Nucks needs anyways.

    Completely forgot that Podkolzin was even on the board when he was announced as our pick. Wasn’t angry at the pick as a few months prior I was hoping we could land Pod. But his stock feel sharply.

    Still think Boldy would have been the safer pick by far. Congrats Wild fans, you’ve got a stud PF in the making!
     
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    Yeah that makes a lot of sense. Fans tend to leave no stone unturned when it comes to big question marks on the roster, both now and in the future.
     
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    The best play style comparable I've seen is Rantanen. They play a very similar game.
     
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    Stems from either our GM or scouts commenting that any of the forwards we drafted this year could also play center.
     

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