For those of you who weren’t able to access the boom/bust piece I linked on Wednesday because you don’t have ESPN Insider, the column is now available at Puck Prospectus–just without E.J. Hradek’s take at the end.
Here’s an excerpt:
Trending Up: RW Nathan Horton
Last Season: + 3.8 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: + 9.0 GVT
Nathan Horton has always been a player with loads of potential. He possesses a nasty shot and has the perfect size to become a dominant NHL power forward. Unfortunately for Panthers fans, Horton has been rather mediocre since making the team in 2003-04. However, now is the time for those disappointed supporters to rejoice; VUKOTA has Horton’s GVT of 3.8 from 2008-09 jumping to 9.0 in 2009-10. VUKOTA also has Horton’s point total jumping by 10 points (to 56) and obviously still sees the 24-year-old as a player on the rise.
Read the entire article here.