The San Jose Sharks need scoring, and there’s plenty of that available at the top of the 2022 Draft.
That’s not to say Joakim Kemell, Brad Lambert, Jonathan Lekkerimaki, Frank Nazar, or Matthew Savoie are helping the Sharks immediately, but there’s no doubt that San Jose could use another potential first-liner besides William Eklund in the organization.
I spoke with two NHL scouts, one who thought that the Sharks would select Nazar with the 11th pick, another who thought they would go with Lekkerimaki.
Prevailing industry thought suggests that Kemell and Savoie won’t drop to San Jose. Lambert should be available, but there are reasons why his stock has dropped sharply since the beginning on the season.
So why are teams so down on Lambert now? What’s so enticing about Nazar and Lekkerimaki? And what might the Sharks be missing in Kemell and Savoie?
We’ll get to other potential Sharks first-round picks later, do-everything forwards like Conor Geekie, Marco Kasper, and Danila Yurov, and playmaking defensemen like Kevin Korchinski, Denton Mateychuk, and Pavel Mintyukov.
These two scouts opened their notebooks and shared their thoughts about the scoring stars who might be available to the San Jose Sharks at no. 11.
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