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09-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Halifax, NS
Originally Posted by
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Like it's been said, it happens enough in junior. From players scaring teams from drafting them so they can go to their chosen destination or from players just flat out demanding trades. Peterborough's fallen victim several times lately, Watson, Spooner, Kassian and Puempel all gave the Petes a chance to climb the latter but they failed.
It's not wrong for these kids to lean a little towards selfishness when these junior years are so crucial for their long-term development. And often enough, the OHL teams themselves, even the teams falling victim, understand that they should cater to the kids and give them the best chance to be the best they can be.
Yeah, and MacKinnon got drafted by Baie-Comeau and refused to play for them and threaded to go USHL if his rights didn't get traded. Puempel isn't the first player to request a trade, and it happens to more teams than just the Petes.
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