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08-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by shortcat1 View Post
This isn't directly related to the top 20 list itself. It has to do with the ratings of the prospects in the system, especially the wingers.


1. Sebastian Collberg 8.0 D
2. Danny Kristo 7.5 C
3. Brendan Gallagher 7.5 C
4. Aaron Palushaj 7.0 C
5. Patrick Holland 7.0 C
6. Steve Quailer 7.0 D
7. Alexander Avtsin 7.0 D
8. Alain Berger 7.0 D
9. Maxim Trunev 7.0 D
10. Ian Schultz 6.0 D


1. Charles Hudon 7.5 D
2. Tim Bozon 7.5 D
3. Mark MacMillan 7.0 D
4. Olivier Archambault 7.0 D
5. Philippe Lefebvre 6.5 D
6. Blake Geoffrion 6.0 B
7. John Westin 6.0 D

What's with all the 'D' probabilities? The ratings are almost self-contradictory. My goodness, out of 17 prospects, 12 of them are rated 'D' in terms of probabilities. That's a whole lot of prospects who are 'unlikely' to reach their potential. That's a whole lot of potential second liners who won't even make it to NHL.

Since, according to the numerical ratings, a prospect with a potential rating o. f 7 and up could become at least a second line, a top six player. So, in this list, we see nine prospects who could become top six players yet are unlikely to make it to that level. They are also categorized as being, more likely, 'Top minor league' players.

The reason I say this is that there's no way skill players like Collberg, Quailer, Avtsin, Hudon, Bozon, MacMillan or Archambeault will fit on a fourth line. A third line, maybe for some of them but even that is disputable.

It's kind of discouraging.
It's kind of ridiculous to see Hudon and Bozon with the same rating.... Bozon is clearly a way better prospect.

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