Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jets select Lukas Sutter (39th overall)
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06-26-2012, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wpgpage View Post
Again not a bad pick but there were players with a lot higher upside still on the board. With all the picks in 2013 they have you would think Chevy could have dealt some picks to get back into the lower 2nd round and drafted him there if he was really set on adding Sutter, just makes a lot more sense to me anyway.
IMO the organization the last two drafts outside of the first round have gone for players who embody the work ethic and characteristics of the organization, while they may not have as much upside most are decent bets to carve out roles in the NHL. Since the Jets currently have a shallow pool adding players like this will help stabilize the farm team and the Jets bottom six, so that the Jets don't haven't go out and overpay for their role players (The Redwings are exceptionally good at churning out role players through their system which allows them to allocate more cap space to their core of stars.)

Just as important since these players (add in Mark and Trouba) embody what this organization is about they set the tone for future draft picks. It is not surprising in the least that the Jets went more for character, leadership and work ethic than skill in the beginning. (Both Scheifele and Trouba have a lot of talent as well). The Jets intend to instill their culture from the very beginning. What better way to instill buy in from new prospects when the culture is reinforced by both the organization and their peers. Once the Jets have built up a strong nucleus of their type of people through the organization you can bet the organization will start to take more risks at the draft and through player acquisition. We have a number of high picks next year, I would expect that the organization starts to get a little more aggressive with its later round picks.

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