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Rangers Prospect Poll: #24
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07-23-2011, 07:17 PM
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Callahan, Girardi & Prust were sent back to juniors as overagers. That's 3 regulars on one team. You can also throw in Newbury & Weise, who've seen time in the NHL. It's denifitely not as rare as you think.
Callahan just dominated in his overager season. He had almost 2 points per game in the playoffs, and over 50 goals during hte regular season.
Girardi was a top end defenseman in his overager season, and he was also a late-bloomer.
Prust seems that rare exception, but he's just that an exception.
Even a guy like Newbury had almost 100 points in his overager season. (Weise was NOT an overager. Gordie Clark said that he expected Weise to score 20 goals in his rookie season as a 20 year old, so why would they even think of sending him back at the time?)
Consider how little talent Newbury has and how much he was able to dominate as an overager.
People keep saying that Wilson's game is not scoring. But that's not the point. Even if you have marginal ability, if you are older, more experienced and stronger than everyone else, you should be able to outplay someone who's a teenager playing on the second line in juniors. He did not.
This almost eliminates any hope of him being able to score in the NHL at all unless he suddenly takes a massive, unexpected step forward. So at most, we are hoping that he'll be a goon, except that he's not that big.
People let their imagination run wild to justify their love for a big guy. It's not impossible that he'll become a 4th liner, but the odds are overwhelmingly against it.
He was drafted in the 5th round and did not show enough improvement. The Rangers couldn't get a 7th rounder for him at this stage.
Either of the two defensemen and Talbot are more valuable than Wilson.
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