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05-27-2014, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbop View Post
Part of the problem is that Lucia doesn't have a sterling reputation for developing players and NHL teams would just as soon get players into their systems.
Ten years ago that might have been the case(though Kessel and Vanek were super college stars and had no problems becoming successful pros). Lately their program has done a great job with players that have stayed 3 or more years. Erik Haula was arguably the Wild's best player last round.

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