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04-30-2013, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
Great point to see through cherry picked stats, no 2 prospects are the same and you illustrated this brilliantly. Certainly not one that has played only 65 games of OHL to 220 OHL games.
Shows just how hard a job it is for scouts, and why tons of teams pass on future all-stars in favour of future busts.

Scouts are comparing players of different positions, playing with different linemates, playing on different teams with different offensive vs defensive tendencies that can over-exaggerate/mask their good qualities and their bad qualities, some players differ in age by as much as 11-12 months, and even playing in different leagues, some against men, some not, etc.

Gotta include context when your comparing players, including OHL experience. If we didn't use context, then the draft would pretty much come down to looking at point totals and ignoring everything else.

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