Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect #5
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07-22-2009, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
"at this point" again, I dont understand why people grade prospects on how close they are to the NHL. I guess it should be a minor factor, but it's moreso about what you believe each player will eventually be when the time comes to be in the NHL, not how fast they get there
For the same reason the grading system on HF has a number and a letter. It's about confidence that the guy is even going to REACH the NHL at all. You're right, it's not about how fast they get there but rather whether they get there or not. As in an example, in a trading situation I would always take a guy who's one year away and looks like a 2nd pair D over a guy who's 3 years away and has a ceiling of a 1st pair D. The chances of the latter stalling or otherwise not having what it takes are too great. Too often we forget, on these boards, that around 2 out of every 3 prospects (or at least 60%) don't make it to the NHL.

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