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12-21-2010, 05:34 PM
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Jessiman was a risky pick, but there was a lot of upside there as well. Certainly a bad pick in hindsight, but there were a lot of issues that led to poor development as a player.
Was I surprised we picked Jessiman? Not really. What really surprised me was that we passed on Getzlaf and Parise to take Jessiman.
The biggest issue I have/had with the Jessiman pick was it was a boom or bust pick and the Rangers weren't in a position to make a boom or bust pick there. They needed to take a guy they were confident would contribute on the NHL level. If I recall, the knock on Parise seemed to be that he didn't have as high a ceiling as they felt Jessiman had. But they also felt Parise was the safer pick.
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