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11-07-2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaykay View Post
He's still leading the OHL in goals, I'd be excited about that regardless of where he was drafted.
You might be, but that doesn't mean it's reasonable to be so excited. Last season's OHL goal scoring leader was Tyler Toffoli who's a decent (former second rounder) prospect for the Kings. But looking further down the scoring list, #2 was Michael Sgarbossa (undrafted, signed by COL), #3 was Seth Griffith (5th rounder, BOS), #5 Tobias Rieder (4th rounder, EDM), #6 Andrew Yogan (4th rounder, NYR), #8 Josh Shalla (4th rounder, NSH), #9 Mike Halmo (undrafted, signed by NYR), #10 Andrew Agozzino (undrafted, signed in AHL).

The only players in the top 10 last season who people might get excited about were Toffoli at #1, Prince at #4, and Rychel at #7 (who is a 2013 draft eligible). Looking at '10-'11 it's the same basic story. A couple of the top 10 guys from that season are in the ECHL or CIS now. The guy who managed to rack up more goals than Jeff Skinner and Tyler Seguin in '09-'10 managed an AHL season but now is in the ECHL for the second consecutive year. The guy who netted more goals in 07-08 than Stamkos is now out of hockey.

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