Blackhawks To Draft 8th

Buffalo finally won a draft lottery and will undoubtedly pick defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.

After the Sabres, the rest of the top five picks would figure to include forwards Andrei Svechnikov, Filip Zadina and Brady Tkachuk.

The last time a Chicago team picked eighth overall was… the Bears on Thursday night. The last time the Blackhawks picked eighth overall was 1998, when Chicago selected Mark Bell. Ten years before that the Hawks selected Jeremy Roenick at eighth overall.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks To Draft 8th

  • April 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I will be surprised unless Bowman doesn’t make deal, that if he picks 8th its not one Dobson, Hughes or Wahlstrom.

  • April 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    There seems to be a general consensus on the top 9 – Dahkin, Svechnikov and Zadina are out of reach for the Hawks and probably Tzachuk

    So that leaves Wahlstrom, Boquist, Hughes, Bouchard and Dobson as possibles at #8 for the Hawks

    I think it’ll be between Bouchard and Dobson for the Hawks but surprises always happen

    The more I read about Wahlstrom the more I hope he falls to 8 or Boquist

  • April 29, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I know Hughes is small…. but of all the College PO hockey I watched… that kid was noticeably better then all other D guys… fwiw

    I still go for Wahlstrom if he is there at #9…


    Kotkaniemi- big Finn, great vision/size/patience/IQ… Supposedly really Good at Face-offs too!!! Gonna have a solid NHL career-imo

  • April 29, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Correction #8

  • April 29, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    The top-3 are pretty much locked in. Then there is probably 6 guys in the next tier – Boqvist, Tkachuk, Wahlstrom, Bouchard, Dobson and Hughes, so at least two of those guys will be available for the Hawks to select. Three of those guys are either in college (Tkachuk and Hughes) and one is committed to a college (Wahlstrom – Harvard). So whichever team drafts one of those guys they may not get the player for a year of two or maybe never if the player goes the 4-year free agent route. I’m hoping one of Boqvist (doubtful), Bouchard (probably not) or Dobson (maybe) drops to the Hawks.

  • April 29, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Now we go thru another draft lottery on nashville’s pick.

    Cmon Jets! Knock them out so we can get a higher pick there.

  • April 29, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    watching big buff play his prime years in the peg is frustrating , i wonder who the hawks would have kept if tallon had still been gm after the 2010, cup. he drafted seabrook and buff, but i think tallon would have kept buff realizing he was the more imposing athlete, talk about being able to spot a future star , he drafted buff in the eigth round.

  • April 29, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Good chance Ottawa takes a defenceman at no. 4. Either Bouchard or Boqvist, Arizona is possibly willing to deal for what possibly could be Tkachuk. Maybe something to look at.
    Nashvilles pick will be 27th, 29th, 30th or 31st pick. So one of last 5 in 1st round no matter what.

  • April 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    JOEZELL the Blackhawks used Buff primarily as a forward so that probably wasn’t even a choice at that point.

  • April 30, 2018 at 6:05 am

    If they are not selected in order!
    1. Evan Bouchard
    2. Oliver Wahlstrom
    3. Quinn Hughes

  • April 30, 2018 at 7:02 am

    After seeing how good Winnipeg is the last two games two things are clear-
    1) They should beat the Preds-and therefore a slightly better pick for Chicago-
    2) If Nashville beats the Jets there are two scary good teams in the Hawks’ division and it will be a while- before Hawks compete in the Central.

    The Jets haven’t peaked yet–Fast, skilled, tough to play against. Overwhelming at times. The Nashville players might want to hide the first 5 minutes on Tuesday.

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