ESPN's look at some top prospects

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  1. Ranma

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    Nice little article there.
     
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    Toews isn't pronounced "Tayz", it's "Taves".
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    No Backstrom!!!!
     
  7. turnbuckle*

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    Toews is pronounced "Bakstrum?" Learn soemthin' new every day.
     
  8. lol, i love comparing espn's nba/nfl draft coverage to nhl draft coverage
    nhl = one article that covers the top 10 or so prospects
    nba/nfl = one article per prospect (MINIMUM)
     
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    I wouldn't even call this an article. They gave us a 2-5 sentence blurb on the player and then copied and pasted a quote below it. Your average 10 year old could have 'written' this in under half an hour.
     
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    That is so weak; I've seen better posts on HF.

    That ESPN article should have been titled: "Hell, there's a draft coming and we need to say ssomething?"
     
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    What I find particularly amusing about the article is that it doesn't give the name of the person who actually wrote it...or was it a team effort?
     
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    I like the quotes, I haven't seen many other places ask the prospects directly what they think their strengths and weaknesses are.
     
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    That's because a lot more people follow the NBA, NFL, and NCAA sports. There are going to be more articles on the NFL and NBA because those will bring more users to the website.
     
  14. oh, i know
    i just find comparing them funny
     
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    ESPN didn't ask those questions. they are from another source. i'm sure i've read them some where...possibly reading about when they cbc interviewed the prospects at the cup finals game in edmonton.
     
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    Don Cherry interviewed those guys in game 5 of the final so a couple of days ago, he asked each of 5 prospects 4 or 5 questions (same for everyone). there were Toews,Brassard,Staal johnson and another one that i can't remember
     
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    This list further proves why ESPN is a terrible source for hockey. The writer even says that he put Staal there basically only because of his name. Not saying Staal doesn't belong, but maybe he should look into the prospects? Also he leaves out every european including Backstrom and puts Brassard on.
     
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    People shouldn't be so quick to attack ESPN. How far do you really expect them to stretch themselves for the NHL draft? They gave a fine rundown of the top prospects and the soundbites were a nice added touch.

    It's certainly not a great article but I appreciate the fact that they wrote it in the first place!
     
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