Holmgren's [surprising] thoughts on JVR
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01-12-2009, 01:56 PM
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You can find examples to disprove any rule....the majority of elite NHL players do not have NCAA on their resume. Does that mean you cannot develop through those ranks? Of course not, but it does suggest there are other development paths that have proven more successful.
As for the final comment...that would be the last thing we'd want him to do. We do NOT want JVR going pro after this season is over as it will take a year off of his entry contract. If he is going to be in the AHL for a year anyway, lets not use up two years of professional contracts on that process.
And to those talking about JVR as a call up...guys who are 3M cap hits are not exactly ideal call up material.
US players generally tend to play in the NCAA.
Canadian players generally tend to play in the OHL.
Canada produces more good players than the US does.
I think that might have something to do with it.
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