Thread: GDT: 2012 NHL Draft: Part 2
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06-28-2012, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Backstrom #19 View Post
Is he the one who said his mom would kill him if he didn't get a college degree?
Pretty sure, yes; this could be as simple as a gamble for Plymouth combined with protected list numbers, etc., for teams, who knows. Just his rights being traded for now. Was looking at Michigan's blueliners last night, including Trouba entering his freshman year, so maybe Plymouth is gambling on playing time, etc?

additional, went back to look at the notes I made about Michigan's D roster: Trouba, incoming freshman; Merrill (NJD prospect) is returning, plus Mac Bennett (MTL prospect) and others returning. Looks like could have 5 or 6 D slotted in so maybe Plymouth knows something, maybe not? Just saw that this is being discussed in the American Prospect thread, too, as of now, no additional info. there, just similar speculation. Only other thing I'd throw out there is what I said earlier, perhaps it's an issue between the two OHL teams in terms of rosters and protected lists or something related to a different deal, but Plymouth's release is pretty much all about acquiring Carrick.

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