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02-23-2013, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rockinghorse View Post
I watched an episode of On the Edge The road to the Memorial Cup tonight.

Please tell me I've got it all wrong.

I was shocked and appalled that players were being singled out like that.

Assistant David Struch was calling out players in the change room after a less than satisfactory game result. He sounded pretty harsh. Frankly sounded like a jerk calling out kids in front of the cameras. Who does he think he is?

There are 3 20 year olds allowed on a team but the rest would be 16-19 year olds.

Maybe I'm more sensitive than most but I would almost consider this child abuse. Is this really what goes on behind the scenes in Canadian Junior Hockey?
Too sensitive. The WHL is elite hockey designed to produce players for the NHL, AHL and other pro leagues in Europe where you get paid good money to play the game. Accountability comes with that. Plus at 19, McColgan isn't a "child" and I would guarantee that he would be upset at the notion of even being considered one. Accountability is necessary in a development league such as the WHL. These kid should be able to take it, and if they can't, I'm sure there's an AJHL, BCHL, SJHL franchise that would love to have them.

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