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11-01-2012, 05:36 PM
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No, the justification for the deal was bringing in Beauchemin. Even if we hadn't made that trade, we would have still needed a defenseman to fill the role that Beauchemin has for us. There was no one in the system at that point that was even close to doing that. The only guy in that mould was Clark, and he only played his first few games last season.
Gardiner wasn't considered an average prospect. He just wasn't the top prospect at that position in our system. He still wouldn't have been our best young defenseman had we kept both or just traded Schultz. We just drafted extremely well at that position, starting with the draft that those two were taken in.
NCAA players can attend prospect camps so long as they do so on their own dime. Schultz, and I believe Gardiner as well, had done that at certain points. If memory serves, neither was there the year that Gardiner was traded. but Schultz attended the very next camp we had.
I'm talking about training camp.. Rookie camp is much different.. Training camp would give teams the opportunity to evalute their NCAA players against NHL competition.
Gardiner and Schultz never attended Ducks training camp because they weren't allowed to under NCAA rules. CHL rules allow drafted players to attend camp should they be invited, and then returned to their junior teams at any point during or after camp.. They also allow them to be returned at any point during the season, with 9 games being the max before they burn the first year of their ELC.
Its different because obviously players are attending school in the NCAA, but at least allow the opportunity for them to attend the big camp if they're invited..
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