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09-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
and then what? do you get the domi/mackinnon situations in the whl - where the team will just trade him? or will it be like w/ toews where a deal couldn't be worked out and barzal will have to go to the us?
No way of knowing right now.
Unlike the two other leagues though, AFAIK, teams don't get compensation if they fail to sign their first rounders.

And here's something:
2011 WHL Bantam Draft 1st overall pick Matthew Barzal will dress for the Express this weekend as an Affiliate Player. Barzal is a pick of the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Barzal did get some National exposure earlier this summer when he played in the All State All Canadians Camp. If you aren't sure what that is, i'm sure you will remember the commercials for the event leading up to it that aired on TSN. Taylor Hall and John Tavares were guest coaches. And the final aired on TSN.

That event brings together some of the top bantam aged players in Canada.

Barzal is a Burnaby native that appears to be weighing his options when it comes to deciding if he wants to go to the College route or the Major Junior route. The showcase this weekend is an event that is designed for a player like Barzal who will strut his stuff in front of plenty of college scouts.

The Express will face the Victoria Grizzlies tonight at 4PM PST/7PM EST in the BCHL Showcase.
It's available on FAST if you want to see him.

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