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J.T. Miller has Change of Heart, Going to OHL not NCAA
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07-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Change is good.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brooklyn of course
Honestly, I see both points of view here. To a certain extent, I think it really depends on what the Rangers want him to focus on and what the team's relationship may be with both the UND and Plymouth coaching staffs.
Something that hasn't been brought up: my sense is that J.T. is all about hockey, hockey and nothing but hockey. If you go the NCAA route, you're a student as well - regardless of how much some players (and boosters) would prefer that not to be the case. That means going to class, taking exams and studying - in other words, doing things other than hockey.
Now, I personally value a college education, but if the kid is all about advancing into pro hockey absolutely as quickly as possible and is looking forward to doing nothing but practice, lift, and study game film, with a goal of being in the AHL (at a minimum) next year, I can see why he/the Rangers made the decision they did.
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