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08-22-2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
If that's why they wrote him off, they put too much emphasis on those things.

The scouts grade all players by the same criteria. Analogy to education. A class may have 20 assignments and 20 tests during a school year. Certain students may not hand in 5 assignments and skip 5 tests. Evaluations will take this into account in various fashions. Some simply fail the student, others generate a score where the student may pass with a C when his submitted work projects to an A+, while others may ignore the missed work and give the student an A+. Projectionating fits the analogy. Your system tends to the third.

Really no different that considering a player with a history of injury. Two of the top three picks in the 2012 NHL entry Draft were coming of major injuries.With advances in sports medicine, teams are comfortable taking the chance. In the past teams were not willing to take such chances - evidenced by Dino Ciccarelli.

BTW your 1994 projectionating completely missed Tim Thomas as a top 30 - a teammate of St. Louis and Perrin at the University of Vermont. You rank Jose Theodore, Eric Fichaud and Dan Cloutier in the top 30. Yet the NHL scouting saw Thomas drafted in the 9th round by the Nordiques. Tim Thomas has a very late NHL entry, high peak with multiple honours. That's the way it goes - win some, lose some.
I think you are a bit off topic guys, remember...Wayne Gretzky?

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