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06-07-2008, 09:06 AM
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Esposito traded is QMJHL

He was trade this morning by the Quebec Remparts to the Montreal Junior For
Jean-Simon Allard and a few picks.

SO he'll be playing his last year in junior in his hometown

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06-07-2008, 12:13 PM
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Don't know if that's good, or bad.

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Is this a good team for center development for Esposito?

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is there little chance of esposito playing in the NHL next season?

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06-07-2008, 05:55 PM
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Esposito needed a fresh start with a team and this was a great way to do it. I think leaving the expectations of his early performances with Quebec behind him will help him find the type of player he really is going to be. No longer is he "potential first overall pick", Esposito at this point... he just needs to find his track to the NHL and establish his idendity as a prospect and a new locale is the best way to do it. Away from the criticism of the prospect that he used to be.

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Esposito needed a fresh start with a team and this was a great way to do it. I think leaving the expectations of his early performances with Quebec behind him will help him find the type of player he really is going to be. No longer is he "potential first overall pick", Esposito at this point... he just needs to find his track to the NHL and establish his idendity as a prospect and a new locale is the best way to do it. Away from the criticism of the prospect that he used to be.
ok, good, Espo now has a freah start with two new teams...I hope he comes to camp with a great attitude and mabye is invited to Traverse City and has a great year.

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06-07-2008, 06:11 PM
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the pressure on Espo in Montreal will probably be bigger than it was in Quebec though. He is expected to be the star of the team and be the 'ticket seller'.

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06-08-2008, 01:17 PM
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I just hope that Espo is busting his ass this summer and comes to Duluth ready to compete (and win) an NHL job. I just don't think there is any additional benefit to espo to return to the Q. We talk about the age limits for the AHL. Is this a year long thing or one a kid hits 20 years old can he move at any time after his birthday? AE turns 20 in February. can he move to Chicago from the Q at that time or is he bound for the season if he started there?

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Having EC come to camp ready to compete for the top line is more realistic for the next year seems to me. He's no longer looking up at Crosby, Malkin and Staal so he should be pumped to show what he can do at center instead of having to play wing for the Pens.

Though I also hope Espo is busting it this summer...having the competition in camp can only help him if he is a real competitor and not a slacker like Bourett.

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the pressure on Espo in Montreal will probably be bigger than it was in Quebec though. He is expected to be the star of the team and be the 'ticket seller'.
that's correct. he is now going to be expected to be the marquis player on a new team in his hometown.

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Trades from Montreal fans will go up 1000% on this board.

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We talk about the age limits for the AHL. Is this a year long thing or one a kid hits 20 years old can he move at any time after his birthday? AE turns 20 in February. can he move to Chicago from the Q at that time or is he bound for the season if he started there?
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There is a private agreement in place between the NHL and the CHL that governs when a player coming from the CHL can play in the AHL. A player from the CHL has to either turn 20 by December 31st of the season (ie a player born in 1987 can start playing in the 2007-08 season, a player born in 1988 can start playing in the 2008-09 season etc.) OR have completed 4 seasons of junior eligibility.
Esposito is still 19 on December31st and has completed three seasons of junior eligibility.

Sneak, why would that Q team make this trade if Espo was eligible to play in the AHL next season.

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Sneak, why would that Q team make this trade if Espo was eligible to play in the AHL next season.
Thank you for the clarification. And I understand where you're coming from about the trade but the risk still remains that he could make the Thrashers out of camp. Doubt highly that it happens but these Q teams have to understand that they may not be able to keep the player despite having the rights.

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