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03-08-2013, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
Unfortunately, his story also highlights some problematic aspects of player development in non-traditional markets -- namely, that it took a professional athlete with a large income and a direct connection to Joe freakin' Sakic to organize the development of a lottery-pick quality prospect.
Almost all major prospects (certainly the Canadian ones) come from middle class or poor backgrounds. Jones has to be the richest kid from the entire 2013 draft, by a large margin.

You don't need to be rich or have any special ties to pro players to make the NHL.

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