Thread: Proposal: MTL/DET - Markov
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07-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
Detroit keeps its players as prospects out of the NHL until they are 24 or 25. In Montreal and pretty much everywere else its around 20, 21 or, at most, 22. Of course Detroit is going to have a good prospect pool!

If you consider Brendon Smith an amazing prospect then why not Subban who is actually a few months younger (but much more proven. same draft year. same as Pacioretty as well). Price is younger than Kindl as well (same draft year, a million times more proven).

Detroit devellops their prospects very well, theres no denying that, but their tendency to keep players in the minors for a while is certainly going to skew this.

Besides these lists only mean so much, I fondly remember the Habs being ranked first once with the likes of Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek and Andrei Kostitsyn. Plekanec was like the 8th ranked prospects behind scrubs like Cory Urquhart and yet has become by far the best player of the lot.
Detroit doesn't get the luxury to draft top 5 players that are NHL ready. So of course they will need more time to develop.

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