Erixon rose because he was traded to the Rangers and Button thought "ooo, i've heard of him he was traded he mus be good".
Rundblad's a great prospect, but acting like he's leaps and bounds better than Erixon really isn't fair, and it certainly isn't a new development since Erixon was traded to the Rangers that the two are considered similar in value, or that someone would rank Erixon higher.
As you may recall, in March, prior to the Erixon trade, THN's Future Watch, which is compiled using 18 NHL scouts, ranked Erixon as the 15th best prospect in the NHL. Rundblad was ranked the 22nd best prospect.
You guys are way too agreeable and nice. Put Ellis in the NHL and he fails because he's too small and slow. At best he becomes a bottom pairing specialist or is forced into the Top 4 because the defense on the team he plays for sucks.
Hedman over Tavares? The whole Tavares-Duchene comparison can go on for a while, and I happen to think Tavares beats Duchene. But what on earth has Hedman done to jump ahead of Tavares? 26 points and soft against Tavares who nearly put in 30 goals and 70 points on the Island.
And Seguin above Hall in the other one? Maybe if we're talking about team success, but then Cowen would be a lot higher due to his Memorial Cup and Calder Cup by the age of 19.