I was going to make this a poll, but it would be incredibly lopsided as we'd all vote based on hype and reputation and Jessimen clearly has Lee Stempniak, an incredibly obscure Blues prospect (have *you* ever heard of him?) an overwhelming lead. But I'm curious as to who is now the better player and therefore who is the better prospect and why that is? First let's hear from the coach of BOTH players: "He’s the best player in our league (ECAC),” said coach Gaudet of Stempniak. (taken from http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=7233&mode=threaded&order=0 ) Stempniak is only a year older (a Sr. to Jessimen's Jr status) and has apparently improved as a prospect since he's been at school and has steadily gotten better and become a more dominant player. Apparently this hasn't been the case with Jessimen who nonetheless is still regarded as the "better" prospect even though there's a negligable age difference and both players coach says Stemp is the better of the two players. Either way it would appear as though most people, based on what Stempniak has accomplished in college, would include him as a potential top 9 forward (a solid 3rd liner is a modest and probably attainable level for Lee) or perhaps, if he continued to excel, a potential top 6. Yet the powers that be at Hockeysfuture didn't even factor him into their evaluation of the Blues forwards and yet jessimen, a lesser player by their coaches own admittance, is considered a TOP prospect and helps the Rangers elevated ranking at this site. I point this out not out of homerish tendencies because all teams have underrated, undervalued prospects, but because I'd primarily like to hear from those who have seen both guys play why Jessimen is considered the better prospect when it's Stempniak who is better now and is the one (apparently) improving and not regressing, as Jessimen perhaps did. And yeah, the Blues are rated to low.