Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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11-15-2012, 03:59 PM
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Kosmachuk is the only one you listed that was considered a late 1st-mid 2nd rounder BTW. The others were all mid round projections. It's not always a good idea to select sliders either IMO. If we used that type of draft understanding then we probably would have draft Kabanov(2010) Pulkkinen(2010), Galiev(2010), Ambroz(2011), Ebert(2012), etc. I'm not saying that those players won't make the NHL either, but most fell due to character issues, which the Jets brass ranks very highly. All were considered 1st's-mid 2nd's at mid season during their draft years. I understand what you mean by the shiny new toy, but it's usually easier to evaluate a player when you've seen more of his work IMO.
BTW I was high on Kosmachuk long before we drafted him and really disliked the Sutter pick.
Throughout the year some of them were a lot higher. Olsen was considered 51 in Oct looking at consensus made by Copper and Blue (combining Bob McKenzie, ISS, Scouting Report, Button and Future Considerations). Lowry fell through the year due to mono. Telegin with Russian factor.
I didn't mean the rankings just before the draft but talking about throughout the year and obviously there are some that fall for good reason... But this is all probably a wasted post, sinceI think you know what I meant when I mean the ones that fall due to "shiny new toy" syndrome, not for legitimate reasons/concerns.
I just meant some people fall for a reason but some don't actually have a good reason, and those are the ones to capitalize on if they are BPA.
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