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Andrew Knoll's Top 20 Prospects Update 4/24/2012
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04-27-2012, 07:23 PM
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Everyone has jumped off the Deslauriers bandwagon? After his first season in the AHL he's fallen that far where he's "lost in the crowd"??
I really second-guessed dropping him down that far but three factors played in there. First, several guys moved up several slots while some others didn't deserve to drop significantly. Second, he had a pretty poor season, especially up until the all-star break. Third, I thought he was a little too high previously.
I could easily see his trajectory being similar to Campbell's at this point. He is probably a little more talented. Because of his disappointing year, I talked to a number of people about him. The general consensus was that he sort of picked the wrong year to be a rookie with plenty of instability on the club. Some were kind of harsh, others were kind of hopeful. Sounds like he is mobile, has a decent shot and an increasing willingness to use it and can compete even when he struggles.
He could move up the list in short order for sure, hard to say for Fall but definitely next Spring he will get a serious re-evaluation. Hopefully he is in rookie camp and I can get a real good look at him there.
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