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06-02-2012, 07:14 PM
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hockeylegend11
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Originally Posted by Ottomatic View Post
Can these two new imports be guaranteed to play here in 2013-2014 season though? That is my fear. If we got a couple 17 yr olds heading into their draft year - they could stick in the NHL the following year. And if we draft recently drafted NHL prospects it means they could play in the AHL as 19 yr olds, meaning they'd only be here next season (or could pull a Koko and head to KHL to get paid).

I think next years import draft is more valuable in that we can be sure the player we draft will be a Spitfire in our (potential) Memorial Cup hosting year.
Ottomatic

As u know nothing is guaranteed
ie the Koko situation when drafting Euros,my feeling is the Spits would draft 17 year olds not expecting them to be ready for 2 years,Nhl wise,plus u get them here and if they are drafted from Windsor they cant go to the AHL at 18 or 19
Its a dice game,sometimes u have to take a chance

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