Not only has Scarlett doubled his offensive output from last year, his +/- rating over the second half the season has improved dramatically. I don't put a lot of stock into his +/- rating given the role he plays on the team, but still, looks good on his resume.
Boucher's all-around game obviously still needs work, but the hands, shot and goal scoring ability that he has can't be taught.
I flip-flopped on Josefson's rating from 7.0-7.5B quite a few times. He's shown great improvement over the last couple of weeks, but I think we need a full season from him to see what he's really capable of.
I'm a little surprised to see Josefson and Taormina not be graduated yet.
It was pretty close for both of them. Josefson definitely would've graduated had he not been hurt early in the season. He'll definitely be off the list next fall. Taormina's stuck in the 7th defense spot right now and whenever Tallinder comes back, he'll be bumped back to 8. Didn't see him getting to that 65 games played mark for his career this season.
I think Gelinas is in the right spot on the list. He looks promising, but he was always a project pick and so far we're rating him based on a good half a season in the AHL. Urbom is simply more developed and deserves to be higher.
Speaking of Scarlett, why the hell is he rated so well in NHL12? His potential is incredible. I didn't know he was such a valuable prospect.
I remember someone said he was projected as a 2nd/3rd rounder coming into the season before the draft, but then he had an injury? Or something. I don't remember. Anyway, he fell really far. What I do remember is that when he was drafted a lot of people said they thought we might have a potential sleeper pick in him.
If I were doing up the list right now, I might've had Gelinas higher given how he's come on lately. Urbom isn't as dynamic or spectacular as Gelinas, but he's a little safer and more projectable at this point at this stage in his development. If Gelinas keeps this up though, he's going to keep on moving up the list. He's exceeded my expectations already for his first year as a pro.
I still have high hopes for Clermont too, especially after his performance in the QMJHL playoffs last year. He's going to have to compete to move up the goaltending ladder with all the other bodies the Devils have there, but I think he's up to the challenge.