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12-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by shello View Post
It really just sounds like you're giving yourself false hope with past cases of players that had to pick between being a Canadian or American, which aren't even close to being close to Day's. He and his parents have said themselves that they're Canadian, his two parents are even from Canada, why would he be saying this only to switch, when he'd get exceptional status regardless?

Like bruinsfan46 said there hasn't been any Americans close enough in skill to be considered for 1st overall. Galchenyuk was the closest but he didn't and he still went 1st overall in his draft. So you can't make that statement that "no americans have gone first, end of story". Exceptional status was only formed with Tavares a little while ago, before that it was just if the player was good enough he can play with his hometown OHL team as a underager, then get drafted the following year. I'm sure if/when a American applies and if he's good enough he'll be granted.
I already said Day can play for who he wants to play for, and I will be fine with it...its his choice. Just saying there is usually smoke and mirror acts going on this far away from any WJC or U18 tourney to lock this kid in to any country. He has been in the US for too long to simply be this one sided and it makes no sense. The only thing that does make sense is him playing the good Canadian so he can get exceptional status. I really doubt that the CHL would ever want an American kid to get exceptional status...I just cant see that happening.

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