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04-07-2012, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Audy-Marchessault has put up a great season in the AHL, against grown men. St. Croix and Thomas have posted great numbers, but in junior hockey. How is it fair to say that Audy-Marchessault hasn't done anything more than those two?
JAM is also older and has the opportunity to do so. Sure he has proven more than MSC and Thomas, but I think they have shown more at the same age than Audy-Marchessault did. MSC in the WHL basically matched Audy-Marchessault seasons in the Q, but all one year earlier considering their age. MSC is also two inch bigger, and in this case (5.11 vs. 5.09) it's a (statistically) rather significant difference.

In the end it's the same old question of potential vs. proven. Personally I think both MSC and CT have higher ceilings and I value it more important than the fact that Audy-Marchessault has already shown he can score in the AHL.

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