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Czarnik leaves Michigan for the Plymouth Whalers
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11-24-2009, 12:16 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Cammalleri was not going to the OHL, that rumor was 100% false. He had told the coaches he planned to come back for his senior year, remember Cammalleri started at UM as a 17 year old, so he was only going to be 20 for his senior year, where most kids are 1-3 years older than that. The Kings came calling that summer and he left. And it was never a matter of money, Cammalleri was arguably the best player in college hockey and was the leading scorer at the WJC, he was going to get the max from the Kings, so they had to give him more incentive, thus promising him the first line spot to get him to leave.
The same thing was done with Tambellini a couple of years later, Berenson has always said he has no problem with the kids leaving, his problem was the NHL GM's come in and give these kids the idea that they are going to step right in and play big roles on NHL teams, and then instead of flying on chartered jets to New York and Chicago they are riding busses between Lowell and Scranton instead of finishing their college years.
But like I said, leaving between seasons is one thing, but bailing on the team mid-season is just a chicken ____ thing for him to do, I hope he never wears the crown.
interesting...thx for the background
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