Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #6
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07-03-2011, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
I agree with most of what you are saying. But I guess my question is how you determine who is the better prospect between two hypothetical players where one has a greater chance of being a bust than another...but the former is also more likely to become a top 6 guy.

That's where judgment comes in, I guess. It wasn't an easy choice for me in choosing McIlrath vs Zuccarello, and it will be an even harder choice in choosing Fasth vs Hagelin.

Personally, I like upside more than I like safety. It's pretty easy to sign a Fedotenko-style role player who will do a good job for little money. But to sign a star as a UFA, you have to always overpay him.

But not all safe players are like Feds... some are like Dubinsky. And not all high-risk players are like Savard, some have a max potential for 65 points. I guess you just have to look at what you've got and what are the odds of each player making it.

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