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04-08-2004, 08:14 AM
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Welch May Leave Early

Welch is said to be entertaining the idea, but it does look like right now he will stay in school. He was probably thinking about possibly making less money if he signed a contract post-CBA. I hope CP talks him in to staying another year as he could benefit from more seasoning at Harvard. Not to mention, you cannot pass up that degree from Harvard. The Pens would also have a glut of young very good defensemen having to be placed on either the Pens or WBS Pens.

I think its better for all sides to wait one more year.

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yeah, i agree. i wouldnt pass up a harvard degree 3 years into it, plus a glutton of d-men wouldnt be very good.

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"you cannot pass up that degree from Harvard"

Sure you can, sign before the CBA -- pay for the last year out of pocket whenever you are done hockey. I bet it would work out to his financial advantage if the new CBA is that restrictive -- plus, it is not like he is going to be that fresh on his harvard studies say in 10 years

If he leaves early, it is because the players at HU dont like their coach first then money/education second

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If I had a chance at a education from HARVARD, I would take it!

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Meh. He stands to make more money on his entry level contract than any job he could get after graduating from Harvard.

But playing 30+ minutes a night ain't a bad way to develop as a player, either.

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Besides, its not like he's never going to graduate if he does sign. He'll probably do something like Whitney is, take his final year over the span of 2 or 3 summers.

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Welch is said to be entertaining the idea, but it does look like right now he will stay in school. He was probably thinking about possibly making less money if he signed a contract post-CBA. I hope CP talks him in to staying another year as he could benefit from more seasoning at Harvard. Not to mention, you cannot pass up that degree from Harvard. The Pens would also have a glut of young very good defensemen having to be placed on either the Pens or WBS Pens.

I think its better for all sides to wait one more year.

sign him if he wants to leave.

he can always go back to school in the summer or after he is finished playing

development wise.... 20 minutes a game in WBS is better than 30 minutes a game at havard

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Do people think that universities ban you for life once you depart?

Once he signs he could never play for Harvard again, but he could resume his academic career any time he likes.

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According to THIS ARTICLE Welch is staying put at Harvard for the 2004-05 season.

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smart move. being the captain can only help him more. as much as i would love to play professional hockey, i personally wouldnt pass up a harvard degree. plus, college really only comes once.

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smart move. being the captain can only help him more. as much as i would love to play professional hockey, i personally wouldnt pass up a harvard degree. plus, college really only comes once.

Like said above, he wouldn't drop college to play in the pros.
He'd take classes on a part-time basis.
He won't be able to play for the team (Harvard), that's it.

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Like said above, he wouldn't drop college to play in the pros.
He'd take classes on a part-time basis.
He won't be able to play for the team (Harvard), that's it.
If he is playing pro, I don't want him taking classes part time. He would need to concentrate on hockey. WBS is already flooded and would have a hard time getting him icetime at this rate, let him stay in college.

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Money wouldn't matter, because unlike Whitney, Welch probably won't see any bonuses.

I think there's already going to be a real logjam of talent on pretty much every AHL team next season.

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Like said above, he wouldn't drop college to play in the pros.
He'd take classes on a part-time basis.
He won't be able to play for the team (Harvard), that's it.
Moreover, his major is hockey. So it's a bonus.

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Harvard classes are exactly classes you can just put half effort into and kinda think about.

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