Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #7
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07-30-2012, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
I know what ceiling means. I'm well aware. I don't care how many points he scored. Stats aren't everything. Again Nigel Dawes put up 92 points one year in the WHL. He was a player of the year finalist in another season in the WHL. How did he pan out? You can't go off of stats. If that were the case then we should've given up on players like Girardi and McDonagh. Heck Montreal did. I'm not saying i don't like MSC, but I am not going to get high on a player just because he scored 105 points in the WHL. It means nothing. Thomas did not produce as much last season as he did two years ago in the OHL, people didn't sour on him but many did back away from their expectations for him.

I should've been more clear about MSC's size. He isn't MSL small....he just plays small. He seems to shy away from physical play. Does not go to the dirty areas. You can claim the WHL is physical all you want but that is nothing in comparison to the NHL, heck even the AHL. I'm not sure he can translate his game to the pro level. I'm not even sure if Thomas can. I do like Thomas better because points aside, Thomas has good speed and a blistering wrist shot. I'm not saying MSC doesn't have good attributes but I do rank Thomas higher for right now. IF MSC goes out and has another solid season then he moves up the ladder.

You point out Dawes' flaws but what about MSC's? You're way too high on him. There are multiple players ahead of MSC in the rangers system that have better upside. Players that bring a better all around game than MSC. Fast plays in a much tougher league. Skjei is 6'3" and can play a solid all around game. A top ranked USA defenseman. Already went over Christian Thomas. I even like Lindberg ahead of MSC. I need to see it again from MSC before I start moving him ahead of players that I think have more promise.

Btw, the stu bickel comparison was awful.
Think Beacon calling Skjei the next Jeff Brown is comparable to all those people who used to say that Kreider was going to be the next Hugh Jessiman.

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