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06-23-2012, 05:41 AM
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Dumb comment by Feaster, but I really like the pick.

The move kind of reminds me of what they did with Gaudreau last year, although that was in a lower round.

One thing people overlook with Jankowski is he's essentially 17 - 11 months younger than Yakupov - and has a lot of room to grow.
I completely agree. People seem to be very misinformed about him. He's 17 until September. If he had been born two days later, he wouldn't have been draft eligable.
He's grown something stupid like 6 or 7 inches in the past year, and he's only 170 pounds.
6'3, 170, 17 years old. He looks like a twig. When he grows into his body, he'll be around 220 pounds. He's already been pegged as a magnificant hockey player by scouts before the draft, the only question was quality of competition.
From what I understand, if he was going into next years draft, there's a good chance he'd be a top 10 pick.

From many scouts, I've heard the phrase a "6'3 Johnny Gaudreau"; I am more than happy about that.

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06-23-2012, 05:46 AM
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The kid is going to be amazing, but he has long way to climb.

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06-23-2012, 07:23 AM
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No matter what Feaster said, what Burke said was more ridiculous. No one - not one expert - had Rielly at number one. But burkie did!

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"We had this kid rated one," Burke said boldly of Toronto's first selection. "Wouldn't say that if it wasn't true just to build up the pick, but this is a guy [that] had we had the first pick in the draft we would've taken him.
http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=399038

No disrespect to the kid in question. Hopefully his head doesn't swell like burke's obviously has!

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06-23-2012, 08:12 AM
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For everyone saying he could have got him with his second round pick, you can be guarenteed that he would not have lasted that long. Jankowski was going in the late first-very early second no matter what. Huge riser.

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06-23-2012, 08:13 AM
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Feaster lives in a fantasy world... "we are only a piece away from being contenders...".

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06-23-2012, 08:16 AM
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I like the pick but, uh, no pressure, kid.

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06-23-2012, 08:18 AM
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Not a smart move by Mr. Jay Feaster.

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06-23-2012, 08:23 AM
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Last year, the Sens took Stefan Noesen at 21. He was rated around 35.

Now he looks like a great pick, after a great season (especially playoffs) for Plymouth.


Jankowski looks 14, and is still growing. He might end up a monster 6'5 centre. He's the youngest player in the draft, and is very green playing in a low league, so has tons of room to improve.

He could be really great, or could suck, like most picks after 20.

Jankowski would be well served going to the OHL instead of NCAA in my opinion. Is he really going to play another year or 2 of Tier II or high school hockey? Needs better competition to develop better.

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06-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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Feaster lives in a fantasy world... "we are only a piece away from being contenders...".
You're quoting Sutter, not Feaster.

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06-23-2012, 10:01 AM
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Last year, the Sens took Stefan Noesen at 21. He was rated around 35.

Now he looks like a great pick, after a great season (especially playoffs) for Plymouth.


Jankowski looks 14, and is still growing. He might end up a monster 6'5 centre. He's the youngest player in the draft, and is very green playing in a low league, so has tons of room to improve.

He could be really great, or could suck, like most picks after 20.

Jankowski would be well served going to the OHL instead of NCAA in my opinion. Is he really going to play another year or 2 of Tier II or high school hockey? Needs better competition to develop better.
He is going to the ushl but said he would go where ever the Flames want him to play.

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06-23-2012, 10:09 AM
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It's Feaster, the only thing he guarantees and follows through on is that his dinner bill will be in excess of $200.
Why do you even bother posting in this thread. Some people here are just ignorant.

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Feaster lives in a fantasy world... "we are only a piece away from being contenders...".
Posters like this deserve to be banned.

You're making up false quotes. Feaster never said this.

You are a liability to this forum.

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06-23-2012, 11:15 AM
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Feaster lives in a fantasy world... "we are only a piece away from being contenders...".
"Oilers are going to make the playoffs starting now"

See I can make up bullcrap quotes too.

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06-23-2012, 11:18 AM
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Damn I was under the assumption Toronto got the best player in the draft. My head hurts...

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06-23-2012, 11:22 AM
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Flames fans actually think they're in a position to rag on us about playoffs?

Didn't take very long for this thread to devolve into petty dick-measuring. The reason why people think Feasters actions yesterday are questionable isn't because they are "haters", but because it was a legitimately puzzling move (and comment).

Me? I am just content the Oilers got the best player in the draft. There's Nail, then everyone else.

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06-23-2012, 11:23 AM
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Why do you even say a such thing?

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Flames fans actually think they're in a position to rag on us about playoffs?

Didn't take very long for this thread to devolve into petty dick-measuring. The reason why people think Feasters actions yesterday are questionable isn't because they are "haters", but because it was a legitimately puzzling move (and comment).

Me? I am just content the Oilers got the best player in the draft. There's Nail, then everyone else.
Of course we can mock you for miss the playoffs just as you guys make fun of us. I don't get how this pick got so much hate Jankowski was expected to go as high as 14th and as low as mid 2nd so we got him a bit higher than in the middle. The scouts feel he could be the best player in the draft that we could have drafted only time will tell.

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06-23-2012, 11:25 AM
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Why do you even say a such thing?
He said what his scouts told him about the kid.

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If I was a Flames fan I'd be irate. The Flames for the past five-ten years have been one of the worst drafting teams. How do you start to turn the page on that? Start drafting safe. Instead, Feaster drafted a kid from Canadian high school and proclaimed he'll be a steal. What an ass. Canadian high school? More kids have been drafted from New Jersey high schools than Canadian high schools.

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While I think its probably not smart to be a lightning rod for criticism by making statements like that, it certainly is *possible* (not saying likely).

I mean who thought that Pavel Datsyuk would be the best player out of the '98 draft or Henrik Zetterberg the best player out of '99? All of these kids are works in progress and just b/c a player is rated high as a 17 y/o doesn't mean he'll remain on a linear track for the next 4-6 years. Jankowski certainly has tons of upside from what I've read, but is a huge unknown b/c of the level of competition. I wouldn't predict he'll be the best, but no one should think it is out of the realm of possibility.

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06-23-2012, 11:32 AM
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If I was a Flames fan I'd be irate. The Flames for the past five-ten years have been one of the worst drafting teams. How do you start to turn the page on that? Start drafting safe. Instead, Feaster drafted a kid from Canadian high school and proclaimed he'll be a steal. What an ass. Canadian high school? More kids have been drafted from New Jersey high schools than Canadian high schools.
Have you followed the Flames at all? Sutter only drafted safe picks and almost none of them turned out.

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If I was a Flames fan I'd be irate. The Flames for the past five-ten years have been one of the worst drafting teams. How do you start to turn the page on that? Start drafting safe. Instead, Feaster drafted a kid from Canadian high school and proclaimed he'll be a steal. What an ass. Canadian high school? More kids have been drafted from New Jersey high schools than Canadian high schools.
Actually drafting safe is what got them to where they are now.

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While I think its probably not smart to be a lightning rod for criticism by making statements like that, it certainly is *possible* (not saying likely).

I mean who thought that Pavel Datsyuk would be the best player out of the '98 draft or Henrik Zetterberg the best player out of '99? All of these kids are works in progress and just b/c a player is rated high as a 17 y/o doesn't mean he'll remain on a linear track for the next 4-6 years. Jankowski certainly has tons of upside from what I've read, but is a huge unknown b/c of the level of competition. I wouldn't predict he'll be the best, but no one should think it is out of the realm of possibility.
One of the biggest reasons they drafted him is he is 11 months younger than Yak, he was the youngest player of the draft and they believe he was going to be a top 10 pick next year if born 2 days later. They know it is a long term project but they believe they have a shot at the highest potential player.

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Taken from Fleury14:
1st round High School picks the last 8 years

'11 Entry Draft:
None.

'10 Entry Draft:
Kevin Hayes (24th)
Brock Nelson (30th)

'09 Entry Draft:
Nick Leddy (16th)
Chris Kreider (19th)

'08 Entry Draft:
Jake Gardiner (17th)

'07 ENtry Draft:
Ryan McDonaugh (12th)

'06 Entry Draft:
David Fischer (20th)

'05 Entry Draft:
TJ Oshie (24th)
Matt Niskanen (28th)

'04 Entry Draft:
Blake Wheeler (5th)
Cory Schneider (26th)

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Taken from Fleury14:
1st round High School picks the last 8 years

'11 Entry Draft:
None.

'10 Entry Draft:
Kevin Hayes (24th)
Brock Nelson (30th)

'09 Entry Draft:
Nick Leddy (16th)
Chris Kreider (19th)

'08 Entry Draft:
Jake Gardiner (17th)

'07 ENtry Draft:
Ryan McDonaugh (12th)

'06 Entry Draft:
David Fischer (20th)

'05 Entry Draft:
TJ Oshie (24th)
Matt Niskanen (28th)

'04 Entry Draft:
Blake Wheeler (5th)
Cory Schneider (26th)
...and none of those picks came from CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOLS. From the CHL to the OJHL there are a ton of ultra competitive junior leagues in Canada. Drafting from Canadian high schools is like drafting from a JV team in Minnesota. Stop trying to justify this asinine pick.

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