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12-25-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by OptimusForever View Post
Silfverberg definitely has no business in the top 15 IMO. What warrants it? Being 22 and under a ppg in the ahl? Why isn't kadri in the top 15 then? Among many many others.
I really don't care if he's in the top 15 or not because if he isn't, he isn't far off. And there's no doubt he turns into a quality NHLer that will likely play many years good years in the league.

That said, identifying him as an under PPG player in the AHL as if it means anything at this point is faulty.

He's been a different player since his first month in the AHL ended, like, if you watched him play regularly you can see this very very easily. It's not a coincidence that he's got 15 points (9 goals) in his last 12 games and is regularly the best player on the ice. He's exceptional on the kill, plays smart in all zones and can score in a variety of ways while possessing what may be a high end NHL shot.

There's a pretty good chance several of the players in most of these top 15s won't reach the level Silfverberg will...but they are younger and have upside and thus get the benefit of the doubt over a 22 year old that doesn't necessarily project as a true star.

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