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Offline moon111

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2011, 10:14:26 PM »
Attributes about Tyler Biggs are hard to find.  For one, he's a power-forward and those stats don't always show a positive attribute on a spreadsheet.  Another positive attribute with Tyler Biggs is his dad, Don Biggs, who was a career minor leaguer.  The guy is a very active hockey person and has been mentoring his son from squirt level.  I would suspect he's helped not only in his son's skill level, but character as well. 
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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 12:06:48 AM »
So these guys that rank prospects, they must be good enough at it that one of the 120 NHL, AHL or CHL teams would pay them to scout, right?

No?

Ok, that's about all I need to know.


So I guess this means their opinion is pointless.

Furthermore, couldn't you essentially say the same thing about a guy like Darren Dreger or Bob McKenzie? If they are such great hockey analysts why aren't they working for a NHL team? Or for a comparison closer to the one you made, why isn't Kyle Woodlief of the Red Line Report a NHL scout?

I could, and would. Dreger and McKenzie are not paid to be player evaluators, they are paid to report sports news. If one of them says a trade is about to be made, I can take that to the bank, because being on the inside of front office stuff is what they do best. As far as evaluation.... well, they make pre-season picks every year, how often are they right, or even close?

These types of amateur player and team rankings are merely conversation starters for the dog days of summer. To be honest, I'd be far more interested in hearing what you had to say about specific players you've gone and seen play, than hearing debates about what one random amateur "ranked" them at vs. another.

With Dreger and McKenzie, it's not their player evaluations and opinions that are valued, it's the fact that they are probably well connected to scouts and CHL coaches and are privy to inside info.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2011, 07:02:09 AM »
My very unofficial rankings based on how I see their chances of securing a full-time job with the big club in the shortest period, along with draft position and future chance of securing a full-time position. Level of impact they will make is virtually impossible to know or rank at this point. I have left of anyone expected to have starting job pretty much guaranteed, like Reimer and Aulie.

1. Kadri
2. Frattin
3. Colbourne
4. Gardiner
5. Blacker
6. Scrivens
7. McKegg
8. Biggs
9. D'Amigo
10. Percy

Honorable mention, Rynnas, Mueller, Olden, Holzer, Ross

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2011, 07:51:43 PM »
With all the hype lately and from the rookie tournament, it seems as Frattin and Kadri could be ranked 1a and 1b.  Training camp should be fun this season.
I guess we're optimists because we are Maple Leaf Fans.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2011, 08:15:02 PM »
I might have thrown Devane and Heard in the HM category as well.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2011, 09:10:02 PM »
I think I'd have Gardiner over Colbourne.

Frattin is looking juicy to me. I still think Kadri has what it takes.

We have a couple guys in the system that look like they can pan out, haven't been able to say that in awhile.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2011, 09:34:55 PM »
Jussi is looking juicy. If Rynnas has the same hot start at camp that he did last year he could make them look at him for the big team.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2011, 09:41:07 PM »
Frattin looks fantastic.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2011, 11:56:46 AM »
McKegg looking great too.
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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2011, 12:29:25 PM »
I think I'd have Gardiner over Colbourne.


Clearly, my crusade of last year failed.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2011, 12:32:54 PM »
I think I'd have Gardiner over Colbourne.


Clearly, my crusade of last year failed.

Seriously people. It's Koalburn.
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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2011, 12:44:48 PM »
I think I'd have Gardiner over Colbourne.


Clearly, my crusade of last year failed.

Seriously people. It's Koalburn.

My bad.  :-[

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2011, 01:11:27 PM »
with all that talent almost ready, the guys on the big club will need to step it up to keep there jobs, you have to love it when your system starts to get very competitive all the way through it.

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Re: A couple of prospects rankings
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2011, 01:11:27 PM »