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03-29-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by S E P H View Post
Thunderbirds are a decent team that are on the verge of rising the next couple of years, to me there is no reason why he wouldn't want to sign with them (example: Pulling a MacKinnon) except if he is seriously going to join the NCAA.
Exactly... Barzal wont demand a trade or anything from Seattle. If he decides to not play WHL, it is because he wants to play NCAA, not because he doesnt want to play in Seattle. Seattle will still hold his rights if he goes NCAA route because in a couple years he will be an extremely high NHL pick and there is a chance once he is drafted, if he doesn't play NHL the following season after his draft, he could go play a year of Major Junior to prepare him better for professional hockey. So that means he would have to come join Seattle. But all of this aside, I am really confident he will be signing in Seattle very shortly.

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