I noticed that yesterday's overtime goal scorer in the Boston/Washington game was a very late NHL comer. I feel sorry for the overagers that leave the OHL not drafted by any NHL teams. If you look at Joel Ward's history he played alot of years before he made the NHL. Stats here
Just to show you should never give up if you love the game. I guess things paid off for him yesterday, as his overtime goal in game 7 eliminated the stanley cup champions.
I took to liking Jay Gilbert of Owen Sound half way through the season, after NOT liking him so much at the beginning. In November he turned his defensive/defence game around and played 10 folds better... I felt a bit sye for him that he wasn't drafted anywhere, but if he keeps up where he left off... you never know what can happen.