LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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01-22-2013, 10:39 PM
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I think Corey is very mediocre at rating prospects he even has Brunner on there and he is 26, he only had Conacher at 79 and he tore up the AHL and has started on fire in the nhl. He has guys like Colborne at 56. JG has caught up to guys like Jensen from the same draft, the only reason I see him behind others his is size and JG is probably more skilled then Sven judging by the summer camp. There is no perfect scout but his rankings aren't that great.
No list is perfect but that Button and the ranking of those 30 players was so off the charts.
Size really matters at the NHL level more than a lot of people in this thread seem to think at times.
Marty St Louis is the exception rather than the rule and pretty much everyone missed him as the guy he would eventually become.
The fact of the matter is that most small guys don't make it and most that do are quite thick, ie over 175lbs and closer to 5'10" than 5'6".
Being 5'7" and 155ish lbs (if he even is that heavy at 20 now) makes him the long shot that he is pretty plain and simple.
Case in point is Conacher, who had him on their lists before his breakout last season (12) in the AHL?
He is also 23 years old right now, that's why he would be so low in most rankings, when comparing to guys 18-20.
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