Since we have a little window here (about one week) before the draft it might be an idea to post the major Extra Skater numbers on a line and discuss them. For me, the numbers that are going to hold the biggest importance are TOI (at-bats) and production (5×5 and overall points-per-60). I’m uncertain of the Qual Comp and Qual Team Numbers, but quite like the Point Share Number for reference.
So, if we were going to post a ‘top 10′ and have it in a workable player card fashion, would this be about right?
2014 DRAFT ELIGIBILES VIA EXTRA SKATER
|1.60||SAM BENNETT, OHL||57||36||55||22.9||3.5||4.1||73.7%|
|1.50||ROBBY FABBRI, OHL||58||45||42||21.6||3.4||4.2||71.8%|
|1.65||NIKOLAJ EHLERS, QMJHL||63||49||55||26.0||3.2||3.8||70.9%|
|1.64||LEON DRAISAITL, WHL||64||38||67||24.3||2.9||4.0||91.8%|
|1.75||SAM REINHART, WHL||60||36||69||27.9||2.8||3.7||90%|
|1.20||NIKITA SCHERBAK, WHL||65||28||50||20.4||2.8||3.5||84.2%|
|1.00||JAKE VIRTANEN, WHL||71||45||26||17.8||2.7||3.3||76.2%|
|1.21||NICK RITCHIE, OHL||61||39||35||22.3||2.5||3.2||76.7%|
|1.42||MICHAEL DAL COLLE, OHL||67||39||56||25.3||2.3||3.3||85.7%|
|1.28||BRENDAN PERLINI, OHL||58||34||37||21.5||2.1||3.4||69.6%|
I’ve sorted by EV/60, I think that’s the purest way to do it, but welcome your input. Hmmm. Sam Bennett! Draisaitl and Reinhart too, we need to be mindful we’re across leagues, and Ehlers is a psycho killer. Fabbri! I think people are underrating him in a big way.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have Virtanen, but his TOI indicates he’s not getting a big push. Dal Colle’s icetime is a monster, and frankly Ritchie and Perlini don’t come off well either.
Top 30 goes tomorrow, Bennett is No. 1 overall. Anyone think that’s a bad idea? Speak now, or forever hold your peace.