I think that scouts throw out the "player that comes around only once every 10 years" quote way too much. Since 1991 Eric Lindros, Alexandre Daigle, Joe Thornton, and Ilya Kovalchuck have all had that pre-draft honour bestowed upon them. The same quote was said about Alexandre Ovechkin in a recent Hockey News editorial and by John Garette about Sidney Crosby on the Sportsnet panel. The NHL must be a very lucky league to average a 'Once a Decade Prospect' every 2.67 years. Once every 2.29 if you include Vincent "Micheal Jordan" Lecavalier.