C Mathew Barzal - Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL (2015, 16th, NYI)
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07-23-2012, 08:43 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bay Area
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Thats a solid history, so why won't players play there ?
That's an awful history. When you look at other teams like Kelowna, Portland, Niagara, Windsor, London, etc, Seattle doesn't really have a history of developing good NHLers. The only top-end skater they've turned out in 15 years was Marleau 15 years ago.
Obviously I'm just speculating, but I believe that a lot of times the difference between a player choosing NCAA vs. CHL is the reputation for development for the CHL team with their rights.
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