Think about it.
In previous years (not including the trade last year to acquire the 9th pick), the Canucks have rather had a good player fall to them which was an easy decision, or a player they selected that just made sense based on who was available.
However, as opposed to being able to select the BPA out of what's left over, once the big five are gone, the jury is out on who deserves to be selected 6th overall this year. The Canucks can go in a number of different directions with this pick, all with different risks and rewards. There are power forwards with size, sound playmakers, two way forwards, a stay at home defenseman and small players with skill.
In my opinion, the Canucks have a chance to snag a great future NHL player, but also run the risk of selecting someone who may never pan out. I would assume that Linden and the future GM of the Canucks plan to fully examine all possibilities but my hunch is they will go with a player with size and skill. Nicholas Ritchie and Jake Virtanen and the two I think would best suit this team based on who we will be able to choose from at our spot.
What do you think? Are the Canucks faced with a tougher decision this year that in previous drafts?