Official UFA/RFA and Trade Thread - Pre-Free Agency Frenzy
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06-16-2011, 02:26 AM
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Imagine if you were 23,
playing against mostly 18 and 19 year olds.
Your more developed (Frattin is 6'0, 200lbs) against people with less development and physical stature.
25-30 is a possibility, but I see that as his ABSOLUTE peak.
And ANY player, no matter coming from where (Brunnstrom from SEL, Daigle from the QJMHL, others as well) each player has the potential to bust. Therefore, I see Frattin as boom/bust. Boom for me in Frattin's case would be a solid 20-25 third line guy that is great defensively and can be on the PK.
College isn't mostly 18 and 19 year olds. Only the best players jump straight from high school to college hockey. A lot of guys play a couple of years of Junior A before they get a scholarship. By the time they are getting to play regularly, they are in their early twenties.
Most of the guys who play college hockey are not NHL prospects and the average age is probably 22-23 with most players on a team being 20-24 years old.
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