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Zach Yuen to re-enter draft - didn't get drafted, now UFA
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06-02-2013, 01:10 AM
Join Date: May 2010
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I am surprised and somewhat disappointed that they did not sign Yuen. Even if the Jets are not projecting him to be an NHL caliber defence man there is still a value to the organization by adding some much needed depth to St. Johns.
You are right Courville is an example of the old Jets making what turned out to be a correct evaluation on a player. But I can sight another example of a player who they really missed the boat on.
The one I remember most is when they dumped Kris Draper for a third round draft pick before giving him a real opportunity to play.
And we all know how Draper's career turned out with Detroit. The bottom line is that at 20 years old it is still a guessing game how a player will develop and mature as a professional hockey player. As for Yuen only time will tell.
Many around here, and maybe the Jets' coach, seem inclined to dump Burmi too soon, I think. Kris Draper would seem to be Burmi's floor, and Burmi has considerably more upside.
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