Prospects I was wrong about and why
The appeal of prospects evaluation isn’t watching a bunch of hockey games. It certainly isn’t driving hours through a snowstorm only to sit a cold rink for three hours.
For me, the appeal is learning: learning about a new set of players every year or learning new parts about the game, even seemingly useless stuff like ankle eversion's impact on stride push-off. But most importantly, learning about thinking. That’s why I look back on my past evaluations frequently; it’s a snapshot of what I thought about the sport, players, and evaluation at a particular time.
But I’ve never written about it before. So, I’m stealing a page from Corey Pronman’s book and giving this a shot.
First, there are hundreds of players I’ve been wrong about. Even the players that I was “right” about, I was probably
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