Those 2 would be great additions. Almost hoping its not true
Thanks HL for the updates. its appreciated!
At this time still a pipe dream,but it would be quite a coup,plus u would think if 1
Schmaltz comes the other would follow bur not till next yr
Nick Schmaltz would have gone oin the top 4 or 5 has he committed in the ohl draft
Khokhlachev won't be back next year so I don't see how him being traded will be seen as a negative to the selection committee.
The intent of my comment had nothing to do with a possible trade of Koko but rather with the possible trade of assets that would be missed such as Vail or Sieloff. Certainly I agree that him (Koko) being traded would not be seen as a negative to the selection committee.
Koko won't be back next year but would be eligible to return. However if the Bruins sent him back here instead of Providence he would probably be as disinterested as he was in the two or three weeks before his injury last year.
Others can explain it much better, but the basics are each team has seven gold education packages to have on their team at any one time. A Gold Package goes to any first rounder, but teams can give them to anybody else they so choose (keeping under the seven at any one time limit). The rest of the players will have a lesser education package - usually a one year for one season played, and a lesser distance to school from their home town. Gold packages are full rides anywhere and is basically done to be able to lure elite kids away from the NCAA route.
When the player signs a pro contract, the gold package is voided and their OHL team then gets it back to use elsewhere.
Koko is scheduled to meet the media at 1.00 tomorrow with Rychel and Boughner according to press release
Koko's press conference at the WFCU Centre has been pushed back to Wednesday afternoon. Do not read anything bad into this, Spits fans, it's simply a matter of travel logistics and the guy wanting/needing an extra day to rest up.