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05-30-2012, 01:28 PM
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Brown was brought into the NHL the same year he was drafted by DT, while both Simmonds and Clifford spent one more year in juniors after being drafted by DL.
Brown was a late birthdate, and all 3 players played in the OHL for 3 seasons. Both Brown and Clifford were in the final year of the NHL or CHL dilemna when they made the jump. Simmonds, however, could have been sent to Manchester.
The point remains the same, though. Simmonds and Clifford are the closest comparisons to Brown under Lombardi's watch, all 3 played 3 OHL seasons, and Brown had done more than either of them in the OHL at that point.
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