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08-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by cnshockey View Post
He's around this range on my list. I have Jones then him right now as for who will be getting my votes. I like Mersch a lot. I just think there's ~10 prospects better than him.
I think this board, like many boards on HF has a tendency to overrate Russian prospects. As someone who has been on this board since the late 90's I could list of so many names of Russian prospects who were supposed to be can't miss and they missed. Including many from this team. Volkov, Lyubushin, Schefer, Pushkaryev, Anshakov Fedorov.

I don't know, I haven't seen any of the Russians play in person, we will see. But getting back to Mersch and some other debates on this list, having seen plenty of Mersch, Gravel and Forbort. It's pretty laughable where they are all ranked. The spots in the rankings are probably right, but the players themselves should be different. But Gravel and Mersch weren't first round picks, it's the only thing I can think of.

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