Detroit Red Wings fans optimistic about Edvinsson but may have preferred this prospect

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What's draft night without a little second-guessing?

Detroit Red Wings fans have a split opinion on the team's No. 6 overall draft pick, burly Swedish defenseman Simon Edvinsson. Edvinsson was ranked as high as the No. 2 prospect in the draft (by NHL.com) but was listed by other sites in the teens.

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Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said before the draft his team would take the best player available. After a record four Michigan hockey players — along with Mason Mctavish — went within the top five, Yzerman was left to chhose from names like William Eklund, Brandt Clarke and Dylan Guenther, along with Edvinsson.

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