Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers ranked between 1-10
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11-01-2010, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Yep, which is why I try to encourage people to do their own research and not get too mixed up in the rankings or the YouTube highlights.

There are some excellent players in the NHL today that were ranked as average, or even downright lousy prospects. I believe HF had Ryan Kesler as a 5.5C at one point. Just goes to show you that it really boils down to an educated guessing game. People often talk about how important the 1st and 2nd rounds of a draft are, but quite often the later rounds are equally as important. If you have a quality scouting staff, like the Rangers do, there's no such thing as "just a draft pick."
Case if point.

Hank was a 7th rounder
Callahan was a 4th rounder
Girardi was a free agent signing?

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