everything i've ever read from anyone who's ever watched him has said jessiman has a ton of raw talent...scouts, people who have seen some dartmouth games, etc etc.
i'd also take a closer look at some of the stats...he tied stumpniek for his teams scoring lead, and throughout the season was among the top 2 or 3 in point per game average in the ECAC until he fell off some at the end of the year. everyone on dartmouth also had their points drop off from last year...stempniek even scored more points the year before than he did last year...the team as a whole doesn't seem like they were as good as the previous year. so when your team is worse, more attention is paid to you, and your admittedly not in the shape you want to be in...yet still maintain a top point per game average for the majority of the season...i don't think his season was as bad as some people might think. it wasn't great and it wasn't his best obviously, but it's not the end of the world and the end of jessiman as an elite level prospect. whether it's in hartford or dartmouth, i think his training this offseason is really gonna help him out a lot.
i will be dissapointed and more concerned if he doesn't do great next year but as of right now, i'm not all that worried.
Sounds like things are going well and just think, there might very well be reruns of the World Cup on espn at 3:30am. Of course, if the little guy gets into it, you'll never get back to sleep! And hair color changes in the first year, sometimes drastically.
He's lead his team in scoring, and has been around the top in most offensive categories in the league. Additionally, his dominance is not entirely shown on the stat sheet.
It's a matter of opinion. I just don't think he's dominated the way a player with his talent should dominate. I'll never be totally comfortable bumping a player up a level of competition if they haven't shown me that they can dominate at a lower level.
I won't be too upset if he does end up in Hartford but I do feel there's a good chance he could struggle.
i think he tied with stumpniak for the regular season scoring last year, then lee scored more points than him in the playoffs or whatever
he was doing better than lee for most of the season until he kind of hit a slump at the end of the season
as for waiting for a player to dominate before moving them up...ehhhh i think it definatly depends on the player. some guys can just play better at a higher level for some odd reason. whether it's cuz they were lazy at a lower level or just something about the game at a higher level suits them more...i'd point to tyutin and say there is a guy i think will make a much better NHL player than AHL player (just my opinion).
going to the AHL could be better for jessiman than staying in dartmouth...who knows.