Covering New York Ranger Prospects the old school way with my eyes and ears since 2004. Nothing against analytics but they can’t honesty measure how a 17-18-year-old teen will develop into a 25-yr-old adult. There simply isn’t a method to track the fire inside a kid’s heart.
A disciple of the late E.J. McGuire, I still follow the format for grading out a prospect. I have interviewed just about every Ranger prospect playing in North America as well as several who play in Europe.