Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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02-26-2013, 11:39 AM
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As far as Nichushkin goes, I would pass
. The Russian factor is there whether teams readily admit it or not. He is no doubt talented, but I'd hate to be the team that gambled on him and have him jerk you around or pull something like Radulov. JETS cannot afford to miss on their 1st in this draft.
I'd feel safer taking Zadorov although I'm not sure why because even though he is playing in the CHL, he could pull the KHL thing for contract leverage just like any other Russian
I completely agree with the bolded part....I really like what I see in Zadorov and Hunter's ringing endosment doesn't hurt. I know BPA is the way to go but having a huge elite LH shut down D an fits our long term needs like a glove as well.
As to Joe's point I assume the Jets scouting staff might have Zadorov, Ristolainen, Nurse, Pulock, Morrissey, Mueller, and maybe Hagg in the mix for that cluster of 6 top 2 D men?
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