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Islanders prospects daily: Robin Salo back to playing big minutes

Robin Salo is interviewed after being selected 46th overall by the New York Islanders (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Robin Salo is interviewed after being selected 46th overall by the New York Islanders (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Simon Holmstrom poses for a portrait after being selected twenty-third overall by the New York Islanders during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)

Prospect Rankings and Movement

This is going to sound odd, but most of the AHL contingent of Islanders prospects had their scores go up after their 3-0 loss to Providence. How do players move up in score in a ranking based on production if they don’t produce?

My rankings work based on point-production at various levels of play. The AHL is one of the highest levels of play outside of the NHL (it goes NHL, KHL, SHL, then AHL). Every player in my rankings is given a score that is based on point-production that is weighted based on the league.

For example, in my model scoring a point-per-game is worth more in the SHL than it is in the AHL. But for most of these guys, they aren’t coming to the AHL from a “higher” league, they’re coming to the A from junior or college. Which rank lower.

So they didn’t score a point yesterday, but the scoring they have done is worth more.

William Dufour ↓ | Simon Holmstrom ↑: Which means a guy like Simon Holmstrom who had been bumped down to no.21 in my rankings by William Dufour, is now back up to no.20 even though he didn’t score a point.

The fact that Dufour and Holmstrom are neck-and-neck in the standings isn’t great for the Isles first-round pick in 2019.

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