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Could Sharks Surprise With No. 4 Pick? Scouts Talk Sleeper Prospects (+)



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Do the San Jose Sharks have a surprise up their sleeve with the No. 4 pick?

We know Connor Bedard is going first-overall. Adam Fantilli should be No. 2.

“If [Leo] Carlsson goes No. 3, I could easily see the Sharks being like hey No. 4 is for sale,” an NHL scout suggested to San Jose Hockey Now.

Or if not a trade, maybe the surprise will be who they pick at No. 4? If not Carlsson, fast-rising Will Smith, or polarizing Matvei Michkov, who else could the Sharks be looking at with the fourth-overall pick?

Scouts Talk Michkov, Carlsson, Smith’s Strengths, Weaknesses

“If Tim Burke was still running the Draft, I would think it’d be Will Smith or Carlsson. If it was Doug Jr., he’d probably take Michkov,” this scout mused. “Now with the new guy, who knows? Maybe it’s like Ryan Leonard or Nate Danielson or Reinbacher.”

I spoke with three NHL scouts about some of the other top prospects that the Sharks could be considering at No. 4. They gave me four names.

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