Re: NEHJ: 2012 Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 20-11
posted at 8/7/2012 10:42 AM EDT
In Response to Re: NEHJ: 2012 Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 20-11
[QUOTE]Someone explain this to me please. This is a Bruin's hockey forum. New rankings have come out regarding Bruins prospects and posted here. How many posts ? Less then double digits prior to my post. Move over to another thread . Soccer. 41 posts. I need to go find a soccer forum. Maybe they'll be talking hockey over there. The dog days of summer. On to the thread topic. Luedeke is not mailing it in when he says Camara skates well. His analysis of Griffith is spot on. Good to see Hutchinson's development improving. He was inconsistent as a junior which was ( sad to say ) the most noticeable thing about his game. Looking forward to prospects 10-1.
Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]
I find the "new" rankings uninspiring. There's not much about them that's new. I mean, didn't we get one of these after the draft? The only ways to account for much change in these rankings since then would be a catastrophic non-hockey injury, a trade, or complete bs.
I don't mind the NEHJ rankings, but like most, they follow a pattern where the guys who haven't played a pro game yet get ranked higher than the guys who have but haven't dominated. Some guys who come in marked as long shots get a boost by playing as well as or better than the high profile, high potential guys. So Camper moves up by virtue of a fairly successful call-up vs. Sauve who had a call-up and went straight to the trainer.
1-10 will all be juniors, guys entering their first pro years, or guys playing in euro leagues - Hamilton will be 1, Knight, Spooner, Khokhlachev will be in the top 5, probably with Subban. Others will be Gothberg, Chudinov, Krug, Ferlin. I'm missing one, and the only guy I can think it might be is Arniel, who's still unsigned, and who would be the only exception to my rule.
Of course, the rankings could change quickly in the next six months. If Spooner and Knight are less than serious players at the AHL level, the lustre will start to come off - unlike with Hamilton if they send him back to Jr. Ditto for Krug, and if Chudinov comes over, the same would apply there too. Then you'd have more apples to apples.