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07-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Los Angeles
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Depends on what that guarantee is, IMO. If it's basically league minimum, I can see him taking his chances in the draft.
As well, why wouldn't he come to camp, contract or not? If you had a chance to participate in an NHL teams prospect camp and work with major league professionals (and I believe get your costs covered to attend) wouldn't you go? You can learn so much and show yourself off for an NHL team. Total win for MacDermid, contract or not.
Those are valid points and maybe he also wanted to check out the beach for a few days too. But ultimately when your goal is to play in the NHL and you get a chance to sign a contract with a team, you don't let that get away, especially for guys like him who are not elite talents (ie guaranteed 1st or 2nd round pick).
Unless he decided he just didn't like LA and the organization or if he got an offer from another team, it would be wise for him, or anyone else for that matter, to sign IMO. At least that would be my advice for them.
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