Its always been my preferance to do my own rating of prospects from seeing them in action.Anyone elses opinion is simply that,their opinion.Many if not most are penned without seeing the players they rate more than 2 or 3 times if at all.
Dont worry about it too much.
Ask a 100 people,get a 100 differing opinions.
Is it my imagination or was Earl definitely not a 7B before?
Not sure I agree with that, a 7 is decent... but it seems a little too much to give him a B already if he gets a 7.
That pretty much puts his downside as a 4'th liner, I'm quite pleased with him but I don't see he's at all a guaranteed NHL'er as yet.
I also thing an 8B is more suited to Cola then 8.5C.
Hopefully our editor pops by and gives us his thoughts.