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03-18-2011, 08:33 AM
Chapin Landvogt
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Originally Posted by petrocelli View Post
I like Anders Lee alot as a prospect, but the whole "he was playing two sports and is finally committed to hockey" doesn't hold much weight... What kids aren't playing 2...3... or even 4 sports up to the age of 16, 17 years old??? And if it isn't playing multiple sports, some kids are real focused on school........ All kids do more than just play hockey until they reach major junior or college...
Then again, how many play several sports well enough to given scholarships by Div I colleges for both/all of the sports and further, how many of those types then pick hockey over football/baseball (most common combinations)???

It definitely plays a role when comparing a kid who could have been a starting QB for a Div I football program to kids whose main devotion was to ice hockey, something that was definitely the case for Bjugstad, being the son of an ex-NHLer who played right there in Minnesota.

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