Light shed on Rooneem's failure to sign with LA
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03-13-2005, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
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Originally Posted by
Dooney & Bourke
I think we have a wonderful system for developing young players. Granted we might now have a 2 month training camp but we certainly do a very good job of developing our talent and I would say especially of late. Take a peek at Manchester. Take a peek at the Kings and all of the injuries our team has had to withstand the past few seasons and we have called up our young players and some have stepped up and some have not and been sent back down. Overall between Bruce, Dave, Andy and the rest of the Staff, I have no complaints.
I agree. In fact, I was very surprised when he said this. I wasn't going to argue with him though, because it's water under the bridge now.
Perhaps, and this is just me guessing, LA told him that if he was going to make the NHL, it would be as a checker, so to concentrate on that part of his game. That might be enough to turn a kid off. But if that's what they told him, I can't say that they were wrong. He has some offensive skill, but not enough I would say.
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