2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk
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06-29-2012, 12:55 PM
the random dude
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The draft age being so low is, IMO, a major problem. During the last lock-out, the NHL messed up a glorious opportunity to cancel the '05 draft and move the minimal age to 19 for the '06 draft (I guess we have the Crosby show to blame for that one!).
18 is just too early in the development stage to make a proper evaluation on most of these guys and makes the draft too much of a guessing game. Considering how much money and time is invested in player development, this really has to be re-evaluated.
Get real, the Habs probably spend more on Xmas cards or complementary food and drinks in their press box than they do on player development.
I would rather make it illegal for the NHL to operate in this country than to make it illegal for law-abiding 18 year-olds from making an honest living doing what they love, namely, playing hockey.
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