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05-08-2012, 04:27 PM
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IHaveNoCreativity
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Originally Posted by Adam Thilander View Post
My best guess is that Gauthier & Duclair had talks with the teams that acquired their QMJHL rights and by talks I mean they hinted they might come to the Q for them specifically. If you only want to play for Quebec (Duclair), I doubt he would go in the papers saying "I want to go to college unless Quebec picks me." Then a team would go and draft him (Max Domi in the OHL type situation). Teams don't waste a top 5 round pick on a guy if they didn't get some sort feeling the player would report. If Duclair or Gauthier even hinted to a specific team that they might come over, it would be worth the later pick to get their rights just in case.

If De Luca told every single team, behind closed doors, that he wasn't going to report, why would anyone take him?
Very good point...

Gauthier played Estherblondin this year... though..

so essentially duclair, pulled a pierre durepos..

still though weird that deluca wasnt, why not take a flyer ? matheson also did the same.. but got taken by moncton.. thats why ita weird.

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