Thread: Prospect Info: FINAL PROSPECT LIST (Summer 2012)
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08-24-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
I think Talbot should be in the top 20. I think Bourque is too low. And I also think, that as of right now, JT Miller should be lower than Thomas and McIlrath.

I know, I know, JT Miller this and JT Miller that
Bourque has a lot to prove. With his size and injury history and coming off of a very poor year--at least offensively. This is not a guy you'd want on your 4th line. If he can't put up some numbers he's going to be useless. Can't score at the AHL--he's not going to score at the NHL level.

Thomas' numbers declined. He is not big. He has excellent hands. He goes to the AHL this year--against bigger, stronger players. If he can show he can compete against them and put up good stats then I'll think we might have a player but I'm not sure that's going to happen. Putting up numbers in juniors is easier than putting them up in the AHL--some guys just can't make that step. Miller's going to be a player one way or another even if only a 3rd liner because he has the size and the body and pretty good skill and work ethic. A lot easier to project him as an NHL player.

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