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08-19-2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mapleleaf979 View Post
Moving forward the best thing for Lemieux in my opinion is strict/strong leadership from his team-mates and his coaches. I believe his maturing/attitude is huge to his success moving forward. I think any kid with NHL dreams needs the OHL for its schedule length , systems, talent level, etc. To me going the NCAA route is a backward or lateral step if your goal is NHL.

I would have to agree with that 100%. If the kids ambition is to really play in the NHL then the OHL would've been a better route. If one wanted guaranteed education while maintaining a foot in the NHL door then NCAA is the better route for that. Some people call that the conservative route.

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