I'm really hoping the Devils can get Anton Karlsson, Jakub Vrana (not sure why he's fallen so far in the rankings), or Nikita Scherbak at 30. If Ho-Sang falls to 30, though, do you think he's a good risky pick to take? He seems extremely skilled, but some say his game isn't likely to translate well to the NHL.
Also, I think this year was Tedenby's chance to really prove that he can make it in the NHL. He's 24, which isn't old, but certainly is old enough to figure out how to play in North America by now. In ~40 games, Tedenby probably should have come much closer to 40 points than 20. I know we all hope that he could be something special, like a Devils version of Mats Zuccarello maybe. Some of those awesome goals in 2010-2011 really stick with you.
But when Tim Sestito has more p/g than him, you should start to realize that things are far from coming together for Tedenby. The flashy stick handling, the speed, and the nice shot are all great assets, but he hasn't been able to figure out other aspects of the game. I could be wrong about all this, but I just don't see it working out with him...at least not for a while.
Has anyone seen Scarlett play? I've been following his stats since he was drafted, and he seems to always put up lots of points. He had 49 points in 67 games last year in the WHL, which I thought was really solid. 18 points in 44 for an AHL rookie isn't bad either. I'd like to know some more about his game from anyone who knows more than me, because I find it strange that he is no longer listed alongside Larsson, Merrill, Gelinas, Severson, and Santini as potential pieces of the Devils' future defense. If I recall correctly, it wasn't that long ago that people had really high hopes for him.
Although it could just be that the other young defensemen in the system are just a cut above him, and we won't have room for everyone.