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12-06-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dss97 View Post
The point I'm trying to make is that he was born in the September to December range, which means he likely has an extra year experience playing hockey compared to players born in the January to August range. So he wasn't "an 18 year old rookie" if you know what I mean.

One might argue that Skinner's rookie season was better if you include 18 year olds not drafted first overall though.
If you really want to get technical then you could argue that being born in the January to August range is actually a benefit to RNH.

http://psychology.msu.edu/pers_hambr....%20(1988).pdf

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