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12-10-2012, 06:13 PM
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mapleleaf979
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Originally Posted by NHL Fanatic View Post
Just because better players were available doesn't mean they would report to Erie. This is where the interview process is critical in evaluation of how a younger player can handle the stresses of moving away from home. You get to see their character, not only on the ice but off the ice. And you have to throw minor midget stats and play out the window, its a new ball game, players get stronger each year.
Thats a good point, at the same time I doubt the list of available players said no to Erie. It a risk for players outside the top 1-2 rounds playing that game. When we are talking 4th round and later Im sure most would say yes or they can risk not getting drafted at all.

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