Thread: Speculation: Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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03-10-2013, 08:02 AM
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If the draft starts today we are picking in the Limbo section again.
Not bad enough to pick in the top 5 and not good enough to make the playoff.
Jets are in the pick # 11, fortunately there are possibility here;
Hunter Shinkaruk C/LW
Only 5'11 but have a top end skills and does not play small.
"Established himself as a scorer in the "Dub" early on with excellent vision, hockey smarts, and skill. The upper-echelon wheels, stick-handling, and ability to find the soft spots in open ice, override his current stature and frame. Very strong on his skates, always able to come back and help in his zone, and has excellent offensive instincts. Had great hands and makes plays in tight. Scored over 40 goals in 2011-12. Plays with a whole bit of nasty, and fills the agitator's role, game in and game out, despite not being a physical force. An intense Stan Mikita-type presence that is bringing it with scoring and bite on a consistent basis.
--Bill Placzek-"


Adam Erne RW 6'0 , 205lb
"Strong, balanced skater who shows outside speed and an excellent shot. Plays a mix of a power-forward and sniper. Plays with power on the wall and wins puck battles there. The lightning release of his shot and his ability to find space make him much to contend with. Plays fearlessly and hungry, creates space, is a playmaker, and shoots extremely well. Reads, sets, and attacks well with a dominating presence. Throws big checks. Powerful shot. Will improve his abilities to handle the loose pucks by planting in the crease. He can line up at any of the three forward positions and not look out of place. Has NHLer written all over him.
--Bill Placzek-- "

I still think Antropov can fetch a 1st round even though some have doubt, if Pittburgh feels that this is their year again, they will look for some help up front. They are looking now as far as news and threads are trending. If they cannot the high end talent via a trade like an Iginla. Antropov fits in well with them as a bottom C which Antropov can be very effective, or a top 6 Rw which he can fill on certain situation. Also Pittsburgh weak spot.

Antropov and Chicago 2013 3rd for Pitrsburgh 2013 1st

For the late 1st I would take

Curtis Lazar,center here if he is still available
"Skilled physical center who combines good playmaking skills and an accurate shot with grit. Reliable face-off man, relentless forechecker. A big-bodied player who sticks his nose in and can carry a significant amount of the on-ice load. Strong on his skates and good with his stick in traffic. Creates scoring chances with his quickness by forcing turnovers, and heavy pressure. Well rounded and samrt on every part of the pond. Scored 30 goals as 16 year old in 2011-12, and will probably score at least that many this season. He possesses a quick release and very hard shot. Stats do not tell the full story on him, and his character and upside are such that he will be a toatl team player who might just surprise you when he starts lighting the lamp.
--Bill Placzek--"

or Mirco Mueller LD
"Swiss defender with all around the rink smarts. Diagnoses the situation and reacts accordingly. Good puck carrier who can go up ice quickly or slow the game down. Closes down on attackers and is a good hitter. Just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. Player rising on the radar.
--Bill Placzek--"

For the 2nd round, Jets have two picks
Here are my choices

Tyler hill, 6'6 225 lb LW
"Huge aggressive winger who is blossoming into a force with great long-term upside. Budding power wing who is smart in most phases and able to inflict damage in all forms possible. Skates well when carrying the puck and is a load when he stickhandles down. Lowers a shoulder and puches through at full steam. He can handle the puck at top speed and is proving to be a fine playmaker too. Poised, skilled AND plain nasty. Hits to hurt and finishes guys off. He plays hard and has a real strong shot from the perimeter, but is far from a perimeter guy as he pounds his way in, and makes smart plays on most touches. Skates with short strides and a bit too upright but he skates well with or without the biscuit. Lived his early years on the reservation that is part of his heritage. Tremedous potential. "

Ian McCoshen 6'3 200lb LD
"Big skilled two-way defender who committed to Boston College. Plays to his size with strong physicality in the front and on the wall. Has good functional strength and can handle physical attackers. Skates well and has good skill when he has the puck.
Has the potential and demeanor to continue to work hard to be an extremely talented player. Doesn't get ruffled in the defensive zone and stays cool with his puck decisions back there. "

Michael Downing 6'3 190lb LD
" was the captain of Team USA at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and then won a gold medal as part of Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, NS. Skates well for a big guy and likes to play physical – generally likes to keep things simple."

3rd round there are two picks also, since and if the Jets get a first from Pittsburgh

Here are my choices

Eric Roy 6'3 190lb LD
Markova Dano 5'11 180lb C

Flyer(s) or Project draft pick
Jc Lipon 6'0 180lb RW
Sergie Tolchinsky 5'8 160lb Rw
Anton slepyshev 6'0 170 LW

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