Mark Scheifele sent back to Barrie Colts (OHL)
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01-28-2013, 06:19 PM
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I mean, I can understand the mentality, that you don't want to be seen as a dupe, not "drinking the Kool-Aid", whatever. That's fine. What I can't understand is the tone that this is somehow a foregone conclusion, that the Jets blundered by taking Scheifele.
I myself would've liked to see the Jets draft Couturier; doesn't automatically mean I think Scheifele was the "wrong" pick. And thus far, I think Mark has dispelled any of those notions that he was a reach by 10+ picks. Can you imagine what an unbelievable steal he would be considered as a late first-rounder?
I think almost everyone wanted Couturier during the draft and when Scheifele was the guy, we all said "who?" I was in that crowd.
Now we've got Scheifele and we've got a kid whose grown each and every season. Even people who weren't fans of him before, Corey Pronman for example, have stated that they're now seeing what's good about him and acknowledging his growth as one of the best prospects in the league. I guess some people are really dwelling on the Couturier pick and using that as a detractor to Scheifele which isn't how it works.
The Couturier debate is pointless right now anyway. 5 years down the road is a legitimate time to discuss what the right pick was.
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