2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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Funny story about Nurse. When the junior hockey year started, he wasn't even rated by ISS or CSB or any of the major scouting services. As of now, he's climbed to number 5. The only other person to see a ratings jump like that? Claude Giroux was the last guy who wasn't rated when his draft year started and climbed all the way to 24 by the time the season ended.
Nurse was the 3rd overall pick in the OHL draft and represented Canada at the Ivan Hlinka. Giroux was passed over in the OHL draft and had to try-out for Gatineau prior to his draft year. Easy to see why Giroux was unranked.
Nurse was rated #16 by ISS in October
He was rated as an "A" skater by CSS in their Preliminary lists
Honorable mention (top 20) on Bob McKenzie's preseason list
#23 on Craig Button's list from October
Not sure where you're getting this "jump in the rankings" stuff. Has he risen? Yes, but not at the level you are portraying.
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