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04-12-2013, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Reduxs View Post
Did the NHL-CHL agreement get renewed in the new CBA? More specifically does the rule that you have to either be 20 years old or have 4 full seasons of junior hockey under your belt before you can play for an AHL/NHL club still apply? AKA is Seth Jones eligible to play for Adirondack next year or would he have to go back to Portland? Does he have anything left to prove there? I would hate to see us end up with the #1 overall pick, draft Jones, and then rush him into the NHL.

It takes pretty much every defenseman until the age of 22 (at least) before they start to come into their own. While I'd love to see Jones in orange and black, I just hope everyone realizes what the road to what we all will expect of him looks like.
Jones can't play in the AHL next year. I'd say there's about a 99% chance he'll be in the NHL next year. I doubt another year in junior will do him any good.

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