Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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02-26-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by untouchable21 View Post

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.

The Jets are a prospect thin team so I would rather we took the next player on the list than take a chance on someone who might not show. Some teams can afford that risk; I don't think we can.

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