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01-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Guelph, Ontario
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I have an interesting question to pose...
We all are following Rielly very closely. But what is the proper way to evaluate if a prospect is rising from the position they were drafted at? Specifically, how do we judge someone like Matt Finn, taken in the 2nd round, and assess how well he is developing. How does a 2nd round prospect like a Shea Weber or PK Subban go from being considered not first round quality during their draft year, to becoming a superstar prospect. How can Matt Finn do this?
Good coaching and commitment. Finn already has a good toolset to be a strong smart defensive player. He just needs to acclimate his game to the NHL as well as prepare his body to become a pro. I think the AHL would be good for him because there is a lot of systems work in that league and his mind can adjust to systems he might see in the NHL. I don't necessarily know where he could end up, but good coaching, commitment to strngth and fitness and a desire to keep on improving every year will take him as far as he can go.
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