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01-06-2009, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Brodeur View Post
Without digging up an old copy, I think their criteria is basically whether or not they're an NHL regular when they poll their anonymous scouts. So somebody like Claude Giroux will probably be considered a prospect if they do the polling soon, but might also be a full fledged NHLer by the time the Future Watch issue is published. Whereas somebody like Brandon Sutter probably won't be considered a prospect even though he's still very much developing.
this is correct.

I have every single Future Watch issue THN has released and it appears that as long as they are not NHL regulars yet, they qualify. I don't even think there is an age limit, as I have seen players who are 25 on the lists..

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