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07-23-2011, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Emma Royd View Post
yet another part of it is the fact that the vast, vast majority have seen little to no actual play from him, and have this desire for him to turn into a late-round steal. Imaginations running wild.

This is true not just for him. I've been meaning to say this in prior posts, but I couldn't word it well, and thank you for doing it.

It seems like with non-blue chip prospects, the less fans know, the more they value a prospect because they let their imagination run wild.

Thus for instances, if we have two big guys with limited skill and one is close to being a 4th liner while the other is still in juniors, the fans will overwhelming pick the guy in juniors, even though he has almost no chance of being more than a 4th liner and will likely be the next Justin Soryal.

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