Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect #7
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07-23-2009, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nyrfan444 View Post
Sure but he did it as a 24/25 year old in an absurdly weak year for college hockey / college hockey talent.
No matter how easy the college year was, there were still hundreds of talented kids there and being #1 is still something. Let's say in a much better year, he'd be #2 or #3. So what? That's still amazing.

It's true that he was 24 (he still didn't turn 25), but again, either you have talent or you don't. 99% of college kids would never win the HB if they stayed in school until they were 30.

Granted that he'd be a tremendous talent if he won the HB at 20 rather than 24, but being #1 means a lot anyway.

And according to most scouts, he's much better than most HB winners.

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