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01-11-2013, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Nash View Post
So from 8 players that were supposed to be part of the core to 2 active players and 6 prospects.

I'm just saying prospects are very overrated here and banking on 5 years from now rarely, if ever, amounts to what we think it will.

Does Toronto have enough talent in the wings to say they have a core to build around?
True. Here's an interesting exercise. Have a fan of any team take a look at their propsect pool from three years ago and compare it today. I bet lamost every fan will say their prospect pool has improved. Why? Because they all still have 'potential'. The reality is that for most teams most prospects never make a significant contribution. Once you get past the first round picks that ratio becomes even worse. I forget the ratio of second and third round picks who actually play a meaningful number of NHL games but it's surprisingly low.

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