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08-23-2012, 07:44 AM
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Martin St.Louis

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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
No, not Thomas; St. Louis. If it only takes a few shifts or even games to figure a skater out, then why does it matter that scout didn't see St. Louis play 60+ games etc?
Pre midget it was obvious to an experienced observer that Martin St.Louis had the skating ability and the hockey sense and skills to eventually play in the NHL and that he was one of the few players from his team worth tracking thru the next levels. But these qualities were also observable throughout the hockey world for other players from the 1994 NHL Entry Draft eligible class.

Then it becomes a question of doing all the follow-up work, tracking and rating all the players over the next 4-5 seasons.
The more complete a players background becomes the more revealing the ratings become as the seasons move towards the draft in question.

The issue is not drafting from the limited bantam team pool that St.Louis played for but drafting from the extensive draft pool covering the hockey playing world.

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