Late born 88's

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    If the late 88's like Hamill, McCrae, Ellerby, Alzner etc. were draft eligible for 2006 where do you think they'd go. Will waiting a year place them higher or would they go just as high this year?
     
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    Hamill would be top 4.
     
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    Um, no.
     
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    Hamill would be top ten. Whether he would beat out Toews in the top 5 is also possible as Hamill had a good Under 18 World showing in the Czech this August. Too bad it wasn't televised.
     
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    ''Um'' I think only only the big three of Kessel, Frolik, and Towes are more talented than he is...
     
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    I think Hamill is fairly over-rated. He's only a week off being eligible for this year's draft, and statistically he isn't any better or bigger than guys like Ben Maxwell and Riley Holzapfel, who probably won't be first-rounders. Hamill is more explosive, and a better prospect than those guys, but I don't get the top-5 hype. He isn't as good as, say, Brule at the same age. IMO he's a strong canditate to fall a fair bit before the 2007 draft.

    Hamill got off to a huge start last season which was really impressive since it was three seasons ahead of his draft year. Since then, his development hasn't really taken off.
     
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    I am a late '88. :sarcasm:
     
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    Maxwell was rated 12 overall by I think redline it was - and Hamil is much better than Maxwell.
     
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    I would say Little, Mueller and Brassard are better than HAmill is now.
     
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    "Better than" comment is always subjective isn't it? That is why drafting is always so hit and miss and open to endless debate.
    Comparing the players ie: Mueller and Hamill-
    One is bigger and has a physical presence the other doesn't have.
    However ability to make things happen or seizing an opportunity about equal. Thinking the game about equal.
    I think Hamill is a faster skater in all directions and perhaps more opportunistic.
     
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