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12-11-2012, 04:43 AM
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And yet the comentary specifically mentions the lack of goaltending depth for DET. If anything this just proves that teams like Detroit are given preferential prospect values.
I beg you please make an argument why Smith is a better prospect than Rielly.
Please. I will totally admit fault if you can do that.
I WILL QUIT DEFENDING BURKE IF YOU CAN MAKE A SOLID ARGUMENT FOR SMITH BEING A BETTER PROSPECT THAN RIELLY.
Because my only issues are that it appears that certain teams get preferential rankings, and most hockey people agree Rielly is an awesome talent but Toronto gets no respect.
That and the criteria is bogus. Teams get rewarded for having prospects that aren't good enough to make the NHL at a young age. Oh wait Kadri is a scrub. LEafs Prospects don't get that. But Nyquist is a fraking all-star in the making. See... makes no sense.
I would like you to actually imagine this for a moment.
Pretend that both HF and the Hockey News (which is created by consensus of professional nhl scouts) both ranked the leafs as top 3 in the league for prospects.
You with me?
Now imagine that myself and Hockeyfans and others (people who have barely watched the other prospects) came in here and started claiming that "
know better" than all those scouts and people that have actually watched all those other prospects play.
Seriously... just try and imagine what you would think of us.
You would think that we sound pretty damn stupid, right?
Now, turn that all around, and think about what the rational leaf fans think about you right now. It's going to be pretty similar to the fantastical situation I created above.
I would hope that insights into your personal character flaws will create self reflection so that you can outgrow such immature tendencies... that's actually what I hope...
but it's far more likely that you'll just respond by saying something like "our goalies are better than Detroits (even though I've never seen or heard of Detroits goalies) so that
that everything HF ever wrote is incorrect."
All I can really do is try and help people like you... but... at the end of the day, some people just have a tremendously difficult time with objectivity.
Also, I just looked at hf prospect rankings and they give Reilly an 8.5, and Smith an 8.0
But because Smith is older with more experience, he was given a B prob. of success, compared to 18 year old Reilly with a C.
Makes perfect sense to me...
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