Thread: Prospect Info: Traverse City Tournament 2013
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09-03-2013, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TheRightWay View Post
Why the **** do people care about "our roster"? These games don't count. This isn't the World Junior Championships. We know what we're getting out of McIlrath and Miller. Having them on the roster would make the team "better" but that's not what this is about. They have nothing to prove at a tournament like this. It's a chance for new guys to bond and adapt to the pro lifestyle or get introduced to North American hockey or some of the lesser prospects to stand out. It's a chance for the scouts to get a look at some guys on tryout that they think might be deserving of a contract. Do you seriously think Sather and Clark and Gorton sit and put together this roster trying to build a "good" team?
A few things:

1. McIlrath and Miller could absolutely use this experience. Neither of them are dominant AHL players. Neither of them would dominate this tournament either. Fast and Lindberg are both better players at this point. I have no complaints about Skjei and Nieves not being there.

2. It would mean much less if other teams weren't bringing their pros to this tournament. But as it stands, they all did.

3. What Fitzy said.

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