...seriously, he should have been voted off the list already. not gonna lie - re chl, i tend to prefer OHL and then WHL players over Q players...but i think Danault deserves more attention than he gets.
I really dont understand how anybody can rank a player like TT when maybe two people on theses forums have actually seen him play outside of a couple scrimmage games.......
You really don't? It's not that hard, actually. You take into account the kind of player he is from other scouts' writings, factor in the quality of the league he is playing in, get a sense of his physical attributes and mental temperament, and project from there.
I don't have to watch Tiger Woods to know, from his performances in the past and his first round this year, that he is a threat to win the British Open this season, simply because I know golf, and what it takes to be successful in professional golf, how the Royal Lytham & St. Annes plays, and the judgements and predictions of 'experts' whose opinions I feel are valuable. I may not be right, but I'll probably have a rather higher hit rate than someone who relies solely on first hand knowledge. Optimally you have both, but you are underestimating the value of large volumes of third hand knowledge.