Bobby "Man Child" Ryan
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11-21-2004, 11:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
I spoke to an NHL head scout recently who thinks very highly of Ryan's power game. He told me that he's never seen a player (NHL or otherwise) that could attain better scoring position in front of the opponent's net. He has Ryan rated as a top three pick .
As for Guillame Latendresse; he's much less enamoured, and doesn't consider him top be a top ten talent at this time. He commented on his skating deficiencies and noticeable (on the nights he scouted him anyway) lack of drive. He's also not overwhelmed by his overall skill package.
I was surprised by his comments given what I've read on this board, but I have to admit that I haven't seen Latendresse play, so I'm starting to wonder if he won't be taking a nosedive in the rankings as the season wears on. It happens to a couple of prospects every year - Ask Colagiacomo, Evseev, Chipchura, Hudler, and countless others.
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