i went to the prospect board to check out the ISS rankings to see what could be a possibility, so this ranking might not be news to you but it is to me, and keep in mind that im absolutely clueless when it comes to north american juniors.. but angelo esposito at 10 doesnt seem right to me.
i know its early, but what happened to him?
A lot of talent and a lot of concerns. Personally I am not totally sold on him. Kid's got a lot of offensive weapons but doesn't always seem willing to pay the price, doesn't always seem to be trying and frankly I can't see him outplaying NHL calibre defenseman.
Now the real question is whether a scout see's the next Daigle or the next Wolski in him?
From everything I've read, the kid hasn't developed, and has had a couple of medicore showings in different tournaments. Plus, he's considered a bit soft.
Esposito is a nightmare pick, because (as I said previous to this) you wonder if you're looking at Daigle or Wolski.
I'll be the first to admit that I NEVER expected Wolski to make it like he has. I get a lot of the same read off Esposito this year so that concerns me, but at the same time a guy who showed what Wolski did his draft year doesn't always have the best odds.
They kill you when they prove you wrong and make it or they kill you when they prove you wrong and flop.