One thing I do agree with regarding this post, It was low risk. Both of the picks so far are low risk. Given the history of draft failure, and the very real questions regarding other players around the pick, I don’t see how you can berate a low risk pick. We all have said he absolutely has to make hay in this draft. He knows it too. We have high end talent in the organization. We lack organizational depth. It makes perfect sense to me that Jbott would rank prospects with a heavy eye towards likelihood of getting an actual NHL player out of the pick. 31 isn’t exactly ripe with high end players that make high end NHLers. Getting a more likely sure thing is a good play.
Ive said before that Jbott is a risk averse GM. This is what we are going to see. Players that are more likely to make the team, but without the upside. Given our depth, it might be the right medicine.
TM himself said as much. He drafts for athletisim and ceiling, not liklihood of making the roster. He is the anti JB, high risk, high reward.