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01-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BiLLY_ShOE1721 View Post
Roy has been very average this year, and Stajcer has been pretty good playing in front of a below average Owen Sound team. I know Roy had more hype coming into this season but it seems like Stajcer, Lee, and Pasquale have surpassed him. I really hope that Runblad doesn't continue his rise in the rankings, he's a very good player who I hope we can get. Moore looks to be a solid prospect putting up good #s. What's his style of play like? At 6'2" and only 180 pounds he looks like he needs to bulk up badly, especially since he's going to play college. Here are the Mid-Term rankings from CSS.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=29402
I wouldn't necessarily say those players have surpassed them because sometimes CSS's rankings seem to be a bit off the wall. Stajcer's hasn't even been able to win the starting job for OS so I don't see how his season has been more impressive than Roy. Lee's season has been way more impressive as well so I frankly don't get Stajcer's ranking. By the way Roy recorded another shutout tonight.

Yeah, Moore needs to bulk up. Here is what Redline said about him last month

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We had another look at USHL top-prospect John Moore recently for a two-game weekend series and he certainly didn't disappoint. The 6-3, 195-pound mobile rearguard for Chicago blew us away with a dominating performance against Des Moines, netting a natural hat trick in leading the Steel to a 5-1 win. Moore scored in all manners, with one each on the power play, short-handed and at even strength.

Two years ago, Moore was playing a second year of minor midget with the Chicago Mission and was just 5-9/155 before shooting up to 6-0 last season and making his hometown Steel. He's got unbelievably good feet, four-way mobility and a knack for jumping into the play at the right time. While he has to work on his decisions (always looking to run-and-gun with the puck and at times being the first man in on the forecheck, even while on the penalty kill) and refine his D-zone play, the tools are just too good to deny.

Even the following evening against the USHL's top team, Indiana, Moore played very well despite not hitting the score sheet in a 3-2 loss. The weekend's performance solidifies our belief that Moore is a definite rising star in this year's draft and is a sure-fire first-round prospect.

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