Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect #32
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08-19-2009, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Jxmarts View Post
We put way too much stock in "late bloomers" like Chappell, Pitlick or GIlroy on these boards. Whether it's 20 year-old juniors, or 20+ year-old collegians, it's quite common that older players dominate in their leagues playing against younger players. But if they didn't already make their mark at the start of their amateur careers, it's extremely rare that they have the natural talent needed to make the NHL. Remember Justin Wallingford, last year? It's like fool's gold, but every year people are always raving about some late bloomer that every other team missed.
I know what you're saying, but other than Gilroy none of the "late bloomers" have gotten any serious votes in our poll. Most people are realistic when it comes to their chances. I mean we have Boyle at 14, Zaba at 26...and then what? Who is being overvalued other than Gilroy (who appears to be different than your typical UDFA)?

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