Everybody's always talking about the next generation of NHL stars. Each team is proud of its prospects, and many hopes rest on these young players fulfilling their potential.
Here is a look at 10 highly rated NHL prospects and the NHL players they are often compared to by scouts, coaches or members of the media.
Keep in mind that no comparison is exact. The reason for the comparison will be spelled out. But if a prospect is compared to a certain deficiency, it may or may not mean he has all of the shortcomings his NHL counterpart does.
Feel free to comment if you feel any of these players compare more closely with a different NHL player or if you feel there is a close comparison between a different prospect and a specific NHL player. Please indicate why you feel the way you do.