Bold Statement by Calgary GM on Jankowski
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06-27-2012, 10:21 AM
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As I stated on the previous page, I don't think Jankowski was a reach at where he was taken, and even if he was taken at 14 I think he has as good a shot as any other forward taken outside the top 12 to eventually make it.
The thing is, outside of Yakupov, and Galy, and to a lesser extent forsberg and grigs there weren't really any other first line forwards left in the draft. So if calgary wanted a forward their options were to take a future 3rd line forward or swing for the fences.
But what one flames fan pointed out to me, and probably correctly is there were some good defence still available, especially at 14.
The only other thing I don't like about the pick is he probably won't even play for 3 more years at the earliest. The flames need some other young players to grow with Sven. It reminds me of Hemsky in his young career. He had a lot of talent but no other skilled players to play with.
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