Top 3 assuming Dahlin, Svech and Zadina are gone
Quinn Hughes: Best skater in the draft and brings us exactly what our team is lacking. Also when we finally win the lottery next year we'll have the Hughes brothers to lead us to a cup.
Oliver Wahlstrom: Best shooter in the draft, I see him as likely being the BPA when we pick (my opinion)
Noah Dobson: Curious to see if people have him rated as highly as Bob Mckenzie suggests. If he's available I think he's likely our smartest pick
Jesperi Kotkaniemi: I wouldn't have any problem with this pick in all fairness, just not excited about learning how to pronounce his last name. Beyond that I think drafting this guy would suggest that the front office does not see Pettersson as a center moving forward.
Brady Tkachuk: Size and skill, although this pick does make me nervous due to his lack of production. I think he is a solid pick that will play in the middle 6 and provide some toughness to the lineup. People say that isn't relevant in todays NHL should look at what Ryan Reaves and Tom Wilson just did in the playoffs. (Also want to see him in the same division as his brother)
Ty Smith: This pick would be off the board and would likely upset a few people. I just couldn't honestly convince myself that I want Bouchard more than this guy. Big time character player, will likely end up captaining team Canada in the Juniors in the next couple years.
Do not want
Evan Bouchard: If it happens that we end up drafting this guy I'll be able to live with it. If he sorts out his skating issues he could be an elite player in the NHL. I just don't know if he's the kind of person with the drive to fix those issues (not that I have ever met or actually know anything about him).
Adam Boqvist: Having this kid on this part of the list says a lot about this draft. His upside is undeniable, I just feel like there are better picks available at this spot. He played against low level competition this year and couldn't manage to stay in the Allsvenskan. If the only excuse is his youth (1 month younger than Kotkaniemi) then I would prefer to go a different direction with our pick.