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05-13-2012, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Well, I guess that means you are automatically counting on guys like Cory Emmerton, who also outscored 17 year old Staal (that same year), to end up being better, too. With all due respect, judging by points is such a fail way to judge prospects, especially when I know you couldn't even tell me right now what league scoring in the OHL was like back in 2005 compared to this year.
here's one... S.Kost outscored Staal that same year, 05-06, despite being a year younger.

Clearly a better player

other notables to outscore Staal despite being younger in recent years:

sam gagner (almost doubled Staal's pts!)
trevor lewis
jan mursak
pat maroon
e. grachev

amazed sometimes how people equate pt production, at any level (though especially Jr), as the be all end all evaluation of a player.

While Toews, Giroux and arguably Backstrom/Kessel have emerged from that draft as somewhat better players, Staal at 3rd overall in that draft wasn't a stretch at the time, nor in hindsight.

if/when he goes to another team, where he isn't behind two "generational" talents like Crosby/Malkin, I have a feeling his stock will shoot up in many peoples eyes.

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