Jul 28, 2015
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ClockReads2113</b></div><div>First off, preseason means absolutely nothing. Remember Ty Rattier who led the NHL in preseason points with 11 points in 4 games a season ago? Yeah he isn't even in the NHL anymore. So throw that out of the window.
As for their play this season in the QMJHL, what's your definition of "crushing it" and being "beasts"? Being what they were expected to be?
Poulin is 21st in points, 11th in points per game, 13th in primary points per game, 8th in even strength primary points per game, 16th in even strength primary points per 60 minutes.
Legare is 14th in points, 15th in points per game, 47th in primary points per game, 70th in even strength primary points per game, 73rd in even strength primary points per 60 minutes.
Off the bat it's easy to see Legare is not a "beast". Poulin looks good but he's not a "beast" or "crushing it" in the QMJHL, he's doing exactly what a 1st round pick in their D+1 should be doing, maybe even less. This isn't to say these players won't be good, I think they will, but the chances of a player jumping from the weakest junior league, where they are decent, to the NHL so quickly and being impactful is super rare. So expect them in 2022 at the earliest.</div></div>
I'd say minus 2 years from your predictions for them both.