Here is my little rant about the whole thing of a "safer" prospect. People tend to value guys who are "safe" bets for the NHL much lower than longshot NHL'ers. If the player has great NHL skills (size, awareness, etc.), but maybe is not as flashy or fast...they get undervalued. All the prospect lists ignore "safer" prospects...I see it time and time again. People pick someone else because they feel the safer prospect has reached his potential, just because he is NHL ready at such a young age.. A few examples of this are: Ryan Kesler, Mark Stuart, Tim Gleason, Steve Eminger, among others. The chance that higher regarded players such as Stasnislav Chistov, Andrei Kotstistyn, and others become better players then these safer prospects is slim. The higher regarded players may have better skill...but I notice a lot of prospects getting overlooked at HF because they are NHL ready. Its like just because they have shown they have NHL skills, that they have hit there maximum, and that these wildcard players have better potentials... there you go.