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2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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11-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island NY
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Great scouting job by the Isle's brain trust (how's that for an oxymoron). Obviously Ledoufous, Somerby, Graham and Bischoff are way better prospects than Zlobin. I mean, seriously ? They couldn't have taken a chance on this kid after scouting his teammate Kabanov all season long. At this point Zlobin is a better prospect than Kabanov. I know every team passed him up through 6 rounds, but look at who the hell we picked in rounds 4-7, if you're gonna throw away picks on day 2, and take a chance on nobodies, might as well try to actually pick a guy who has talent. Watch Zlobin become a 40 goal scorer riding shotgun with Crosby.
You have to factor in the Islanders current situation as far as space is concerned. They have a ton of prospects and not enough room for all of them. IMO, taking a chance on promising but raw prospects that are years away from being in the AHL was the right move to make. Somerby is probably a good 5 years away.
Next year, you're going to see Pedan, Kichton, Pelech and possibly Reinhart and Pokka all added to BP. We've already got a goaltender playing in Europe because we have no room for him and let some decent prospects go (Spurgeon).
It's not a bad problem to have. If it annoys you, I've got a perfect remedy for ya.... open up our list of top prospects now, and compare it to the one from 5-6 years ago.
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