Rangers' Top 20 Prospects POLL (#4)
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05-07-2004, 12:08 PM
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The whole thing is flawed, especially if a guy like Balej is ahead of Jessimen, a guy who could and may likely be twice the player Balej is.
How can you say that Jessiman will likely be better than Balej? Balej looked good and has a world of talent. His hand and foot speed is excellent. His hand/eye cordination remind me a lot of AK27. How good Jessiman is will probably not be known for another 4 years. He needs another year of college development and then at least another full year in the AHL. After that, there will be a period of NHL growth (as we all know power forwards take longer to develop). To me, Jessiman is at least 4 years away from making any kind of impact at the NHL level.
Balej may not be as big, but is lighting quick, has a nice shot and is not afraid to swat at rebounds in front of the net. Balej appears to be a top 2 line talent. Jessiman is years away from being at the point that Balej is at right now.
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