Thoughts about Jankowski?
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03-11-2013, 04:42 PM
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Again, undrafted guys like Quentin Shore (Denver) went in at 18 and did well in their rookie seasons.
Scouts may make mistakes but seeing a ranking for Jankowski at 43 should have sent some warning bells across the Flames' draft table as they were discussing the first round pick.
I haven't seen Shore so I cannot comment on his specific case but I would assume he is playing with his brother Nick so that is a pretty big advantage. Not to mention he played in the USHL which isn't as big of a jump to the NCAA as highschool. Watching Janko you can see the skill he just has to adjust to the speed and the size of his opponents.
Again the Flames weren't going to have a 1st in the draft if they didn't draft Janko, Assistant GM Weisbrod said he would stick his reputation on Janko and told Feaster not to move the pick. They see something special and given that almost no one gets drafted out of high school I bet most scouts barely saw him play unlike the Calgary scouts who watched him a fair bit.
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