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06-06-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
Does Monahan and Lindholm being late 94 birthdays and missing the cutoff for last years draft factor into anyone's opinion on them? It doesn't really matter for junior hockey but for youth it's divided by Dec 31st of that year, and not the Sep 15 cutoff the NHL uses. Really isn't a factor to me, and Seth Jones is also in that boat being a 94 and that obviously hasn't affected his stock. On the flip side, I can see where people go crazy over MacKinnon, being a late 95 and literally one of the youngest players in the draft.
I think it is a factor and something that is considered. How much weight do you put on it really depends on the scout. But, I don't think it is a major knock (a minor one though).

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