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06-21-2008, 11:11 AM
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Reason for all the American picks?

Could it be that it's an advantage to have so many prospects in the US college system? They seem to be picking young guys who are 3-4 yrs away because we already have so many rookies on the team already. It allows them to time their entry in the NHL the right way, once our current rookies become too expensive to keep all at the same time. It also gives them more leeway in deciding when to bring them up, as opposed to a 18-19 yr old kid in the CHL who will want to play in the NHL in 1-2 yrs.

In the salary cap world I think it's a great way to go about drafting since we'll constantly need new fresh (and cheap) legs to fill in the spots.

I could be wrong, but i don't think it's a coincidence we have picked so many americans lately.

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