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08-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by stalockrox View Post
When you're asking who is the best prospect are you asking about pure upside, closest to the NHL, or a reasonable expectation on where they'll top out (an example being Hamilton has a high probability of being a good 3rd liner).

I would have 3 different prospects listed depending on what definition you have in mind.
I like your separation of the qualities to be judged. I tend to use the last (reasonable expectation) which is salted with a little bit of closest. The closer they are, the easier it is to judge.

I am not thrilled with Mirco because, my reasonable expectation is third pairing based on how the Sharks generally handle and judge their defensive prospects. I place quality third liners above third pairing dmen as they are more difficult to find. A quality third liner is a 35-40pt forward (at least 3 seasons in a career). That is where I would put Nieto. I put third pairing in a class with average third liners 25-30pts for at least 3 seasons.

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