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11-28-2012, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Corto View Post
Why's that? Fabregas play in Barcelona from the age of 8 until he was 16.
He basically set the foundation to become the player he is today in Barca.
And then played in Arsenal's academy for a year and their senior team for 8. There's clearly no easy comparison in hockey, because of the age limits of team control, but it's like a team drafting a player, developing him for a couple years, trading him, and then signing him years later claiming he's homegrown. I can't think of an example of this off the top of my head, but that just doesn't sound right.

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