Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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09-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Holden Caulfield
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Originally Posted by Sweech View Post
The top 5 of this draft looks especially dirty this year.

MacKinnon, Jones, Monohan, Barkov, and Shinkaruk all look like studs. The likelihood of any of them falling to far is actually very low.

Shinkaruk is a personal favourite of mine, but I'd doubt we would take him due to his size.

Nick Ebert is currently ranked ninth overall in the International Scouting Services’ rankings of prospects, putting him ahead of players such as Griffin Reinhart and Matia Marcantuoni. There is no question that Ebert can be picked ahead of both of those players in June, and he’s still expected to move up a few spots in the rankings over the course of the season.
We've been over where he ended up (Mr. Irrelevant).

How about this gem from Nov 19, 2006.

Red Line's list of the top draft eligible prospects for the NHL's 2007 Entry Draft on June 23-24
2006-07 team

1.Jakub Voracek RW 6-1/174 L 8/15/89 Halifax
2.Angelo Esposito C 6-0/178 L 2/20/89 Quebec
3.Logan Couture C 6-0/191 L 3/3/89 Ottawa
4.Nick Petrecki D 6-3/205 L 7/11/89 Omaha
5.Mike Hoeffel C 6-2/190 L 4/9/89 U.S. NTDP U-18
6.Karl Alzner D 6-2/200 L 9/24/88 Calgary
7.Zach Hamill C 5-11/170 R 9/23/88Everett
8.Sergey Korostin C 5-10/178 L 5/7/89 Dynamo
9.Michal Repik RW 5-11/175 R 12/31/88 Vancouver
10.John Negrin D 6-2/185 L 3/25/89 Kootenay
Here's where they actually went
7. Jakub Voracek
20. Angelo Esposito
9. Logan Couture
28. Nick Petrecki
57. Mike Hoeffel
5. Karl Alzner
8. Zach Hamill
64. Sergei Korostin
40. Michal Repik
70. John Negrin

Rankings don't start to manifest themselves until early December at the earliest, more like mid-january. I believe MacKinnon is going to be a fantastic player, will be a star. Jones should be a top 5, probably top 2, but let's see how the year progresses. The rest...let's wait and see a little. I personally really liked what I saw out of Barkov last year in the WJC and a little bit of limited highlights, but it's still early.

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