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03-26-2013, 02:17 PM
William H Bonney
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Originally Posted by GangGreen View Post
Not doubting that Al can afford to pay it, just surprised by the move. How many times in recent history has a player left after just 1 year? Why didn't McInnis play in the USHL if this was the plan?
Emerson Etem is the last prominent one I remember where it wasn't a mutual parting of ways after one season. Ryan's reason for NTDP over another USHL club? A guess but the NTDP is a powerful draw and he's getting to play on a team of his peers for his country instead of being the youngest kid on a random USHL team. And if he were to leave, I bet Kitchener covers the exit fee in some fashion.

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