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07-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Erik Estrada
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Originally Posted by boynickname View Post

IIHF Communications Director: "Jacob de la Rose is over-qualified for the canadian junior games"

Google translation:

International nba, IIHF, follows the saga of super talent Jacob de la Rose intensely.

And according to IIHF there is no doubt which party has acted correctly.

- Leksand and Tommy Salo takes on this issue. He has the full support of International Ice Hockey Federation, it is strongly not to succumb to pressure, says Szymon Szemberg.

On July elected de la Rose by OHL Windsor Spitfires team in the CHL draft pick.

According to the club's general manager, Warren Rychel, was also in Windsor just as Jacob would play next season - if it was not for Salo.

- The whole situation is unpleasant. Leksand has a contract with the player, but under pressure, both from the academy and from the agents, said Szemberg.

Windsor, Rychel and players' agents are the major culprits, according to the IIHF.

- In the NHL, there is a tradition, you are courting is not a guy who is under contract. Junior Clubs can however be very aggressive, morality is different, says Szemberg.

According Rychel is that Jacob's own desire to play there?

- In this situation, a good agent have explained to Jacob that his career is on the right track. Instead, the agent encourages him to go down to a junior team - the level he did two years ago, says Szemberg and continues:

- It is comparable with that he has just finished high school and facing the college. To then go to a youth's like going back to the ninth grade.

Rychel seems to be of a different opinion.

- Believe the hell he says that Jacob done well there. It is a well-trained Swedish guy, over-qualified for the Canadian junior games, Szemberg says and continues:

- It's like saying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would fit great into Brage right now. Yes, but is Brage right now is very good for Zlatan? It is an extreme comparison, but you know what I mean.

Source: Dalarnas Tidningar
Traduction par: Google

I sure hope all this fighting between the 2 clubs doesn't hurt Jacobs development.
How about the Habs decide where he'll develop better? Both Windsor and Leksand will only have him in the short term and are biased...

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