Preseason GDT:19/09/06: Bruins @ Canadiens, 7:30 PM, CJAD, CKAC
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09-20-2006, 12:01 PM
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You see....for the past year I've been disapointed witht he over reaction by the media with Lats. I'm not on his bandwagon what so ever. I was glad he was cut last year.
All that being said I think it's wrong to rashly discard the potential "fight" between Perez and other prospects inlcuding Lats. It's not a case of overrating Lats as much as a case of not overrating Perez. I'm a patient guy when it comes to player development. But there comes one point where you have to take a decision. There comes a point where giving extra chances to a prospect means you are is holding back other prospects. Right now perez is letting a chance slip though his hands.
Some questions we have to ask our selfs.....
Does the presence or absence of prospect A on this team make any significant difference in the team's performance?
Is prospect A better then prospect B?
Who out of prospect A or B has better upside?
Who out of prospect A or B brings what the team is lacking?
What can you get for prospect A or B?
Would prospect B develop faster in the NHL or in the AHL or Juniors.
There are tons of more questions to ask....It's a complicated matter and the answers will varry from person to person.
I think when you evaluate players, fans, and often scouts, tend to add up the checklist qualities and form an opinion. Skating,check,shooting check. Sometimes how a guy puts it all together gets forgotten. I don't know how I see Perezhogin. I don't know if he puts his game together well enough. I can picture what Lats can do, if that makes sense. Some of the others, I'm not sure how I picture what they'll do. I feel Lats can bring a lacking quality. The way the team is regarded changes if he makes it as a productive player. That being said, I don't know if he's at that level yet.
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