I really think we should be going D in the 1st round if we don't trade our pick in a package for an nhl ready Dman. We have plenty of promising forwards to keep the team home grown. Our D prospects are mostly running out of options soon and we don't have a blue chipper among them. Of course if an amazing forward falls to our pick we would take him but if it comes down to similar value players I take the Dman.
Marchenko is one of our best D without the puck in our zone. If you watch him away from the play he is all over his man and his responsibilities. Doing all of the little things right. Once he settles in the offence may come along a bit.