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11-06-2003, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Chief
Mantha's exit may have a positive effect for the USNTDP...there has been more than one high-profile player who left the USNTDP for Canadian Junior because of disagreements between players and Mantha...I don't know anything other than what I've read about those situations so, I'm not trying to cast Mantha in a bad light...just stating that if he was a problem and he's not there anymore, then maybe some of those high-skilled players would still have been with the USNTDP...
From what I have heard of Moe's abrasive coaching and management style, you might be right that his leaving will help to KEEP kids in the NTDP who are already there.

However, I think his jumping from the NTDP to the CHL will ultimately hurt them in BRINGING kids to the NTDP.

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