Each "scout" was asked to submit a list of the Flames top prospects broken down as follows
The players were graded on a scale to determine which players had the best chance of playing in the NHL, regardless of talent potential (table to the left).
Each submission was entered into a database, creating a Calgarypuck.com average likelihood index for each player.
The additional index for likelihood helps to paint a very different picture in conjuncture with the orginal potential index. Clearly talent matters with prospects, but talent with issues (conditioning, attitude or injury problems) can lead to a much lower likelihood number.