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Clubs put rounds 2 through 9 under microscope today

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This article was published 22/6/2012 (1884 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

TODAY, the Jets and their fellow NHL clubs resume the selections with rounds 2 through 7.

As of this morning, Winnipeg has the No. 39 pick, then Nos. 70, 130, 160 and 190, making six picks in total at this draft.

The Jets have no fourth-round pick this year, having traded it last summer to Washington for Eric Fehr.

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Some Jets were tuning in to Friday's first round of the draft.

The team's leading scoring in 2011-12, Blake Wheeler, even took the opportunity to give a friendly jab to team captain Andrew Ladd. Ladd went fourth in the 2004 draft, Wheeler fifth.

Tweeted Wheeler: "Never forget my draft day. Wayne Gretzky said my name and everyone scratched their heads. Still think I was 1 pick low... " and then put in Ladd's Twitter handle.

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Things didn't really go according to many predictions through Friday night's top 10.

It could have gotten even wilder. The New York Islanders, at No. 4, were reportedly shopping their pick hard around the league.

They found no takers for an elite player they were demanding, so they used the pick themselves to choose defenceman Griffin Reinhart, who was high on a lot of teams' radar.

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