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Rangers Prospect Poll: #24
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07-23-2011, 02:46 PM
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Scoring isn't his game...
If he makes the NHL it'll be as a 4th liner that can drop the gloves, agitate, and chip in on offence occasionally. Prust style game.
He doesn't need to dominate juniors offensively for him to make
it to the NHL as that type of player.
If he was one of the go-to guys on his junior team, he'd have been higher than #8 in scoring. Not saying he has to be #1, but not freakin' #8.
He won't be as good as Prust. He won't even be as good as Kris Newbury.
There are very, very few overagers who go on to make the NHL. Prust is one, ok. But he's the only one who comes to mind in the quarter century of my following hockey. I am sure I'm missing someone, but the point remains that it's very rare.
The fact that he didn't dominate in every aspect of the game as an overager makes it rarer still.
I would much rather go with someone who is the same age who established himself as a quality AHL defenseman.
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