Adam is a chip off the old block, but the game has changed since then and there is so much more emphasis on mobility, so that will be the challenge for this second-generation Samuelsson.
Adam is worth picking at this spot, beyond the sentimental reasons for Pittsburgh, but he’ll need to continue improving to carve out a career similar to his dad.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Lindbom were added to that list, especially if he’s available this late. Central Scouting: 59 NASANALYSIS: The Flyers like to draft out of the WHL and would have saw plenty of Topping while watching Carsen Twarynski with Kelowna this season and dating back to last year’s trade deadline when Twarynski came over from the Calgary Hitmen.
Philadelphia had to keep close tabs on Twarynski as an unsigned prospect prior to this March, so I’m assuming Topping made a positive impression on the Flyers’ scouts during their visits to Kelowna, where they also found Tyrell Goulbourne back in 2013.
ANALYSIS: Look for the Senators to grab at least one goalie from this year’s draft.
Craig Anderson isn’t getting any younger and Mike Condon won’t likely be a top-tier starter as his successor.
Spoiler alert, the latter two didn’t end up getting drafted in my mock but could definitely be on the radar for a number of teams, including Vancouver.
Take your pick Jim Benning, since I basically pulled Karlberg from a hat full of those names.
If the Oilers were to acquire a fourth-round pick ahead of this year’s draft, Peter Chiarelli could try to follow last year’s blueprint by picking both Nizhnikov and Kvasnica in either order.
Some years it is slim pickings outside the top 120, but not in 2018.
This year, plenty of intriguing and high-upside prospects will remain on the board at this point.
I say that since Jason Botterill, the Sabres’ general manager, used to work for the Penguins and may take a page from their playbook in targeting Pivonka as a potential steal here.
The skill level is high, even if the stat-line isn’t the highest.