Thread: Prospect Info: Senators Prospects 2012-2013 Season
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10-01-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TheSilfverBullet View Post
Yes, there are 4 top-six spots. Michalek and Spezza. Who knows how these prospects will pan out. Zibanejad, Silfverberg and Stone are hardly top-6 locks. Same goes for Puempel or Noesen or Pageau. Petersson is under-rated by this fan base and I think he's got as much of a chance as several of the prospects listed above. I really just don't see the "not-enough-room" argument. We have two sure thing top-6 forwards in the long run. That's it. Every other prospect out there has the same thing to prove.
You know, it's a beautiful concept that unless you're already there, you have the same chance as anyone else to "make it", but it isn't reality. If it's your opinion that Petersson has as good of a chance as the rest to crack the top 6, that's fine...but don't expect that many to share it, including those actually making the decision.

Who knows how these prospects will pan out? Sure, but some have earned higher acclaim based on where they were drafted and what they accomplished before hand. Silfverberg and Stone got inserted into the playoffs last year in a whim and both guys saw time on the top line. And then there's the 6th overall pick that will inevitably get preferential treatment unless he continuously fails.

Nothing is set in stone but there are guys that are better bets, and for good reason. Petersson is working against the odds, there is no question. Some players do beat the odds, but it shouldn't be expected.

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