2013 NHL Draft Guides (ISS, McKeen's, RLR, The Hockey News, FC, Hockey Prospect)
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07-09-2013, 11:02 AM
Poked the bear!!!!!
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Montreal, QC
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The THN rankings have potential and are not that bad but the problem with them is that they come out too too early meaning that they aren't as accurate as they could be. They also waste pages 42-65 on features and a section on each team's needs/cap situation etc when those pages should really be devoted to making the actual player profiles bigger or more detailed than they are.
I don't think it's fair to assume a ranking is the same as a "prediction". E.g. they weren't necessarily predicting Barkov to go 6th, they may just be saying Barkov is the 6th best player from the draft and ranked him as such.
And as always, THN's rankings have to come out before the junior hockey season is even over, so they can't take the end of the CHL playoffs, Memorial Cup, U18's, etc into consideration...and those can have a huge effect on a player's stock.
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