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12-04-2012, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Louis
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I'm sure he regrets not going to UVM and going all Wheeler/Schultz on their *****.
They convinced him he was ready for the AHL and possibly the NHL based on a summer development camp against his own peers and got him to sign a contract, then basically threw him in purgatory.
You'd think that they'd want to give their most recent first round pick that they traded up to select every opportunity to succeed, but they do a lot of things that don't make sense (like having the same man as coach for 15 years now).
While I would have liked him to go to the WJC, he could not have gone the Wheeler/Schultz route, because the year after he got drafted he would have played in the NCAA, as opposed to the BCHL or USHL like Schultz and Wheeler did respectively. A player that was drafted that could theoretically go that route would be MacKenzie MacEachern with the Blues, as he was drafted, is playing in the USHL this year, and will go to the NCAA next year. However, there is considerable doubt as to whether this loophole will remain open after the new CBA agreement.
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