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08-13-2013, 05:11 PM
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I look at it in terms of development years. Being closer to the NHL doesn't mean a lot to me since I look at where each is at in their development stage and then I compare them to players when they are at the same developmental level. As an example, Greg Pateryn is 23 and if he had an amazing camp in the fall he could in theory win a roster spot (not saying he will or won't).
But it's not fair to compare someone that has 5 years of development post draft to someone that was just drafted as I try to compare the most recent guys to Pateryn from 2008-2009
But you are comparing them. And while it might not be "fair", it needs to factor into an evaluation.
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