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04-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Faidh ar Rud Eigin View Post
They did a year before the draft when there looked to be 30 first round material defensemen.
The difference is that by this time last year, everyone knew it wasn't a deep draft because of injuries and disappointing seasons. This time this year, this draft looks even better than it did at the beginning of the year.

You can't make blanket statements like that.

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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
I don't think he's been having a disappointing year at all, he was coming from a pretty low level of competition, now he's stepping into NCAA hockey against better, older players, where plenty of good prospects struggle as rookies, and he's doing decently well. With that being said, he was considered a reach at 21 last year, if Calgary hadn't taken him there I don't know that any other team would have taken him in the 1st round. This draft is deeper than last year's, I'd guess he'd be a 2nd round pick, but who knows really. On a lot of 2013 mock drafts I've seen guys like Lazar, Hagg, Ristolainen, Gautheir, Rychel, Mantha, Fucale, Duclair, etc. being pegged as roughly 20th-30th overall picks, competition will be very tough this year to even make it into the 1st round.
Not to derail the thread, but Jankowski has been producing against the low-leve college teams and putting up goose-eggs against the top teams. He's been disappointing.

Anyway, I'd have Jankowski in my mid-2nd this year.

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