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03-18-2004, 02:19 PM
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Fletch
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It's hard for me to say..

what prospects are better having never seen many of them, but there are some holes in arguments. Tambellini isn't much bigger than Dawes - about 2 inches taller about a couple pounds more. You can argue that Tambellini isn't too big either. You can also say that he's regressed somewhat, going from averaging over a point per game to about .7 points per game. That's not the direction you want your prospects going. Obviously other parts of his game may've picked up, but he's a first rounder that's expected to put up points, and going CCHA Rookie of the Year to this isn't the most positive sign.

Bluenote...he's at 14 goals now (and 10 assists) in 35 games compared to 42 games, 26 goals, 19 assists last season.

As for Lundqvist...you can say Hnilicka when talking about Lundqvist, but then you can attribute a bust to just about every single NHL prospect out there, unless you are just saying that European goalies won't make it in the NHL going forward, and that's an altgother different assertion. Although prior to coming to the Rangers he was 25 years old in a league that one may argue is not superior to the Swedish Elite league. Henrik's now 22 (just turned), putting up good numbers (although not as good as last season - but perhaps the adjustment to double the workload has something to do with that and last year's numbers were somewhat exaggerated as a result), and is a legit. prospect. His team is third in his league and is second in goals against.

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