The point is that it's perfectly legal to promote somebody.
It's like a law firm giving a lawyer a landmark case the day after he graduates law school.
It's not recommended, but there's no law against it.
What that poster doesnt realize is that the Rangers had every intention of signing Kreider and playing his this season. hell, they even tried to do it last season. The reason why Kreider didnt play in a regular season game was because his NCAA season was a long one.
You do know that NCAA players can't play a pro game unless they leave their college team for good. If he had played last season he wouldn't have been able to play for BC tis year and he obviously had every intention to.
But when Detroit found late round gems for years it was amazing drafting right?
Luck or not, 29 other teams passed on him 6 or 7 times.
There was actually numerous team GMs and scouts supposedly laughing hysterically when Sather made the selection, Mike Milbury was one of them and has admitted it before on one of the NBC telecasts, I guess the general rule of thumb is you do not take goalies that late in the draft but not only did teams pass on him, they thought Sather was out of his mind when he did select him.