Rated prospects, 1st tier: the 9A's

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    This is something I've been wondering about for a while now: the commensurability of the HF prospect rankings and the HF prospect ratings ... seeing as how there's a small window right now (with the new top 50 apparently "in the works," and most of the beat writers working on the 2000 draft retrospects as opposed to new ratings), it seems like as good a time as any to reflect on this (in)commensurability. Basically, there's 8 tiers of prospects that have a reasonable shot at making the top 50, based on the ratings assigned to them by various HF writers (9A, 9B, 8.5A, 8.5B, 8.5C, 8A, 8B, 8C). And while I'm sure I've missed some (and others will be updated before this discussion even gets going), the cutoff for the top-50 would appear to fall right between the 8B's and 8C's -- assuming that the ratings have anything whatsoever to do with the rankings.

    That said, here's the first installment: the 9A's. There's 3 of them:

    Ovechkin
    Lehtonen
    Phaneuf

    One forward, one defensman, and one goalie ... each of them arguably the best prospect at their respective position. The question is: Does anyone else deserve a 9A? Or do any of these 3 deserve something else? Discuss.
     
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    Lehtonen and Ovechkin could both possibly rate as 9.5Bs. One could also argue Phaneuf should be a 9B.
     
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    I think a guy like Carter is on a similar level to that of Dion. Also, I think Malkin is a better prospect than Dion is. If people complain that Jeff isn't a 9B, which I happen to think that he is, people must complain that Dion is a 9A. I don't think Dion is as good of a prospect as Pitkanen and Bouwmeester were and they are the type of guys that deserve 9A. I think Dion is either a 9B or an 8.0-8.5A, the same thing with Carter. Ovechkin and Lehtonen are obvious 9A's.
     
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    1. Kari Lehtonen
    2. Alexander Ovechkin
    3. Dion Phaneuf
     
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    1AKari lehtonen
    1BAlexander Ovechkin
    2AJoni Pitkanen
    2BDion Phaneuf
     
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    Ovechkin
    Lehtonen



    Phaneuf
     
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    As much as I hate to say it, i dont think Dion deserves a 9A, I see him more of a 9C or 8.5B
     
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    agree
     
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