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Habs draft Jacob De La Rose with the 34th overall pick (info in OP)
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07-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Originally Posted by
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He's under contract. It would nice to see him take a first line role in the CHL, sure, but are you suddenly supporting the new KHL philosophy that it's okay to undermine contracts if another team wants you?
But if he's a 15 year old brought into a club, and as that poster said there are a lot of players whose rights are owned long before that time, how is the contract fair? He wasn't able to make a sensible decision at that young age, so when he has an opportunity to leave after he's drafted, should he not have that right?
He's now an adult, he should be able to forego a commitment he made as a youth. Think about it as emancipation, he should have that right IMO.
Again, this is not a slight to the SHL. There are a lot of advantages for him in that league, like playing against men and playing for the international club. My issue is that at this point in his life he should be able to be his own man and not be stuck somewhere because he was pressured to as a youth.
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