Thread: Confirmed with Link: Vancouver Canucks sign Prab Rai
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03-25-2010, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by thefeebster View Post
News Flash. Your logic is flawed. You act as if Gillis is all-knowing and GMs around the league can predict the future. They cannot and no one can predict the future development of any player, no matter how talented they are. They will not know if a certain player will ever make the NHL or not. This is why these types of contracts are handed out.

They are given to players that have shown that they have some potential as well as room for development, not because they are a sure-thing to make it to the NHL as you have argued. It is not a waste of a contract because every prospect has value and you get to control the player's development at your farm club and watch their progress, much closer than if they played else where.
I never said that they were sure things, I am saying that some people around here are saying that guys like Rai who get contracts have barely any or no chance of making it, which is not the case.

If a draft pick gets a contract the GM obviously thinks the player has what it takes to make the NHL, draft picks are now more valuble in the new era, so they won't be giving out contracts to them lightly.

If Gillis thought Rai wasn't that good he would have tried to trade him, or let his rights go.

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