Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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02-26-2013, 09:25 AM
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Flair Hay
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Originally Posted by Joe Hallenback View Post
How many European players have the Jets drafted since coming back into the league? Zero.

After talking with some of the Jets scouting staff during the year when they are in Brandon I just can't see them drafting a Russian in the 1st round. I think they really like Shinkaruk for Medicine Hat out of the Dub and they also feel outside of Jones there are at least 6 top 2 Defensemen in the top 20 of the draft
Six top pair defense holy cow. I'd heard Shinkaruk compared to Kessel just yesterday is that in any way accurate?

I do know the Jets haven't drafted any Europeans, but I'd heard that Zinger took several trips out to Europe for scouting. Not sure what the reasoning for taking zero Europeans, but I don't suspect it is any more than having zero trust in Atlanta's old Euro scouts. I'll take your word about picking a Russian in the first though.

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