Live? Nope. I also haven't seen Huberdeau, Markstrom, Bjugstad, or actually any of our prospects live. Guess that means I can't have an opinion on them, so I'll see myself out.
Dont get sensitive for crying out loud, it was a sensible question, especially with your strong statements. I've seen all of em, but not in a game, certainly wasn't saying that my opinion matters more. I go by MR J17, more than anyone else.
__________________ So you're saying there's a chance!
I don't even think the knee injury is a major concern. He could have come back at the end of the season if he had gotten surgery right away, but he decided he'd try to rehab it without surgery first. But that failed and so he needed to get the surgery, that's why he was out all year. I think 70/30 he's gonna have a big year, and it would be awesome if he played on Knight's line.
Grimaldi's upside might be a little higher, but for me Shore has better size and an all-around game obviously. Plus he's more proven. Robak, again, has better size and is more projectable. It's really nothing against Grimaldi though, it's a sign of how stacked our pipeline is. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Rocco in the top 5 in these rankings next year.
Thanks for the input, I don't know these guys, not like you do. Just went by what I saw last season. But, as Ive said, wasn't competition.
I said in the Howden thread and I say it again. Drew shore is criminally underrated around here. People discuss how Petro has been one of best OHL defenseman, yet everyone seems to ignore how Shore has been one of the best collegiate players each of the last two seasons. The kid has proven more against better competition. I think he (and robak) have to be ahead of Petro simply because they are more developed and have shown no sign of slowing down. Shore gets my vote.
I agree with you on Shore, extremely underrated on HF in general. Totally forgot him, and I'm not sure if I'd voted Petro/Shore on this poll, but I'm gonna vote him for sure in the next one.
I don't think you can say any of our #4-8 prospects are underrated. They are all very close. You can make good arguments as to why any of them should be higher or lower. No matter who is picked at a certain spot, some people are going to be upset.