CBJ Board Summer '12 Prospect Rankings: #6
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08-04-2012, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
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The point being, he was 3rd of 4 guys. And don't tell them it didn't matter. Both days I went, I saw those guys busting their hump trying to impress. At one point, during shootout drills, Dansk threw his stick in disgust with himself.
I guess this is where I fall out of line with the draftniks and prospect experts. I am voting on who's better right now combined with who has the best NHL potential based on what I've seen, either from video/in person or whatever, not who "will be" based on whatever magic beans I'm willing to buy.
The "magic beans" can work out, or they can fail. If there were a perfect formula, everyone would go from bad to great in a very short time, and the only parity in the league would be due to players getting old and retiring - because any team finishing at the bottom would know exactly who to grab.
I can see what you're saying, but I still think you're selling a guy short due mainly to the fact that you haven't had many viewings on him. And, I agree with the above posters - some players look like Wayne Gretzky at those camps and go on to do virtually nothing in the pros. Heck, everyone was ready to offer a first line spot to Kyle Wilson after the training camp he had last year. Did it matter when the games started to matter?
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