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10-02-2012, 09:16 PM
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JSavoire
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Originally Posted by clearwater View Post
It's time to develop young guys, especially the 2013 NHL draft eligible kids. Give them opportunities with top six forward minutes and power play time to shine, all the other ohl teams are doing it with their 95's. They have the opportunity to have at least 3 players that are already on the radar to get drafted even higher and move up on the rankings, if they give them the opportunity to show their stuff instead of worrying about OA.
There are lots of teams that won't showcase their 95's this year just as they didn't showcase the 94's year before and 93's year before that. Get the picture? I agree with you that a draft eligible kid should get Powerplays for sure and top 6 minutes as that's how they will get noticed. If you don't and they only get the odd shift of negative ice then don't expect to get them drafted and then also don't wonder why future prospects will shy away from that type of a program. Smart agents and families have to look at the success or lack of and then pick the Organizations with solid track records. But not all coaches and associations think that way. Adding another OA for Saginaw is going to mean younger will lose ice so that's probably going over well for the draft eligible players right about now.

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