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11-10-2012, 01:19 PM
Only a 2 year window
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Crested Butte, CO
I agree that prospects can move up and move down in the rankings, but all you can do is check the evidence you see. Gardiner may one day actually show something and then moving him up will be justified – like I said, I'm totally open to him blossoming, as that would be great for the Blues. But Penn State hockey isn't real college hockey (more like a glorified college club team) and he's not even their best player.
I do agree that it's often difficult to assess why a prospect is having a bad development season. We all scratched our heads about Jaskin last year because he seemed to fall off a cliff, but he's still obviously a viable prospect based on what we see this year. Last year his rankings drop was justified based on the evidence; this year his rankings climb is justified based on the evidence.
Here's hoping I'm very wrong about Gardiner.
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