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12-04-2012, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
The very doomsday scenario of this lockout dragging into October or November 2013.

I could see them skipping the draft and having a super draft with 2 ''draft classes'' it in June 2014 if that happens.
Perfect opportunity for the NHL to move the draft age to 19 years of age and leave it there. The draft is now too much of a guessing game of projection with drafting kids at such a young age.

Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
They could still want to do it in order to raise the draft age to 19 - something that has been discussed in the past, as it's too difficult to assess correctly 18 years old players.

On the other hand, the league had the opportunity to do it last lockout and didn't, don't think it will happen now.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees the logic in doing that. The main reason they didn't do it during the last lockout was to use the Crosby effect to garner much needed positive publicity for the coming season.

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