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09-30-2003, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlad The Impaler
Push the age for draft eligibility and let them grow up a little more normally and you will already improve things IMO.
Change the scenario a little bit Vladdy...

If instead of Heatley, it was some Oil and Gas companies's CEO's son or the owner of a major law firm's son driving that Ferarri, would we be all like "oh no, poor Dany boy, he has to deal with so much in his life..." Of coarse not, because he is our adopted child, thus its societies and the NHL's responsibility to hold the child's hand until whatever age.

As I said above, this isn't just a rich boy's thing, this is common among all young males. So we stop him, but there are billions out there like him. And besides, would the NHL and NHLPA agree to push the age back JUST so they won't get into car accidents? 18 is when alot of people go out and get jobs, because they are legally adults and thus are responsible for themselves.

These things happen - it happened to Selanne, Chaisson, Fetisov and Konstantinov & Co, Fedorov...

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