This is a very comprehensive and solid list we have here, and I think it's damn accurate.
There's definitely talent in all of the tiers here and what's great about what's happened with the Rangers in years past is that the players drafted high have proven to develop pretty nicely while they've gotten some surprises rise from the ranks each year pretty consistently.
I think about a team like the Devils (who we are pounding in the around the NHL thread) prospect pool and it thins out pretty quickly. I'm wondering if their board even conducts these polls and if they do how quickly interest is lost after the top 10. Here we are still debating in the 20's. Not a perfect prospect pool but deep enough that there's a lot of hope there.
these prospect polls have made me value our prospect pool very much. we have hopeful talent in every tier, makes me very excited for the future even though we have no high potential game breakers like a Huberdeau or a Strome.
Jean is 2nd oldest player on this list.
Also older than Stepan, del Zotto and Moore..
Only older guy in the poll group is also the highest-paid, Connor Allen.
Also, for his age, Jean is the least experienced at higher levels, just 2 years NCAA, and 1 pro, compared to all our other pro rookies from last year, or this coming year.
So he may be the biggest long-shot\project on the list.
Not saying i don't believe in him, just that he further to go in less time than most prospects.