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Leafs sign Jerry D'Amigo to 3 yr Entry Level Contract

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08-11-2010, 12:29 AM
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This really should be in the minor signings thread.

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If that is the case the I don't see the point in signing D'Amigo now, leave him in the NCAA for another year. Maybe Burke should check with you first?
I remember reading somewhere that D'Amigo was the one deciding to leave RPI, not Burke offering to sign him this year. Though I guess it would make more sense if Burke offered him a deal first.

What happens if a player leaves the NCAA and the NHL team with their rights doesn't sign them? In this instance, if that hypothetical situation were to happen, would that mean D'Amigo goes to the OHL? Though I'm assuming most guys leave college only if some sort of deal is in the bag.

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08-11-2010, 01:05 AM
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I remember reading somewhere that D'Amigo was the one deciding to leave RPI, not Burke offering to sign him this year. Though I guess it would make more sense if Burke offered him a deal first.

What happens if a player leaves the NCAA and the NHL team with their rights doesn't sign them? In this instance, if that hypothetical situation were to happen, would that mean D'Amigo goes to the OHL? Though I'm assuming most guys leave college only if some sort of deal is in the bag.
D'Amigo said that he'd only leave to play in Toronto (NHL or AHL is unclear), not in the OHL. Playerss dont "leave college to sign".... they sign a pro contract which makes them ineligible to play in the NCAA.

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LOL how is this a sticky
There must be a button or something the mods click to make threads a sticky
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This is really unfortunate for the rest of his teammates at RPI as well as the fans of that program. I continue to find it interesting as a fan of both the NHL and NCAA how the NHL treats American college hockey.

The next CBA needs a firm deadline on when players can sign whether it's May 15, June 1st or something. If you get past that deadline then your committed to playing with your college team for the upcoming season.

This will likely leave the RPI squad shorthanded for the upcoming season in a similar manner to how the Gophers were left short by Nick Leddy signing with the Hawks.

I'm sure this will fall mostly on deaf ears with most "hockey fans" whose short sightedness goes no further than their own teams roster and prospect lists. I do find it ironic that teams can sign NCAA players and send them to the minors but CHL players cannot.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the college game; teams like Minnesota play in a packed Marriucci Arena which holds a tad over 10,000 fans. The average ticket price is a shade under $40/game and virtually all of their games are televised on Fox Sports North which means there is a real financial commitment for the fans, sponsors and players. I believe this towers over the commitment made to CHL teams by their fans and sponsors.

All of this for D'Amigo to play in the AHL next season. BRAVO!!!!
Ah at least some lucky guy at RPI will walk on and get to play at the highest level of hockey he will ever play in his life. D'Amigo just made someone's dreams come true!

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D'Amigo said that he'd only leave to play in Toronto (NHL or AHL is unclear), not in the OHL. Playerss dont "leave college to sign".... they sign a pro contract which makes them ineligible to play in the NCAA.
I know ineligibility and such, just the article I read made if sound like D'Amigo's decision to leave. Thought it was strange though. Maybe he asked Burkie if he could start his pro career now and Burke thinks there will be a place for him on the Marlies (or maybe even the Leafs) and therefore agreed to sign D'Amigo... seems like that'd be kinda ballsy on D'Amigo's part... Either way, this makes for more competition for roster spots which is always a good thing

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I know ineligibility and such, just the article I read made if sound like D'Amigo's decision to leave. Thought it was strange though. Maybe he asked Burkie if he could start his pro career now and Burke thinks there will be a place for him on the Marlies (or maybe even the Leafs) and therefore agreed to sign D'Amigo... seems like that'd be kinda ballsy on D'Amigo's part... Either way, this makes for more competition for roster spots which is always a good thing
Well, the reality is that it is his decision. If he wants to stay in school for another year, there's nothing the Leafs can do about it.

Most guys play more than one year in the NCAA, what problably happened is that he did well at Leafs prospect camp, and they felt that it was an appropriate time to take him out of school. D'Amigo then decided that he wants to try and go pro right now, so they'll negotiate a contract. Some guys do turn the opportunity down to get another year of education or because they think it's best for them.

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Ah at least some lucky guy at RPI will walk on and get to play at the highest level of hockey he will ever play in his life. D'Amigo just made someone's dreams come true!
Just as a point of information. Prior to this, RPI had 18 forwards on their roster for next season. So instead of 6 not dressing for each game, 5 won't. Colleges need extra players in case of injuries, since they can't call up players from elsewhere and JV teams are a thing of the past.

I suspect that the coaching staff saw this coming although they probably won't admit it.

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Maybe Pirri will want to leave for his pro team too now?

Hey, I can dream.
We had this scare yesterday when it was reported that D'Amigo and Pirri were the only two players not to participate in the golf tourney over the weekend. It turns out that Pirri was at a wedding.

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This really should be in the minor signings thread.
it really should.

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Huge sticky and own thread worthy news.

I guess everything is HUGE when talking about the Leafs.

Edit. The one who stickied this should have infraction notice. For example Sutton signing in Anaheim wasn't sticky and this is...big ass lol.


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D'Amigo>>>>>Glennie

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This really should be in the minor signings thread.
There's about 5 pages of responses. It looks pretty clear that this isn't what the minor signings thread is for.

Of course, if we took out all of the people complaining about it, we might get it down to 3 pages.

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Great player. Wouldn't be surprised to see him hit 70 points in his first season.
Sure he will hit 70 points . Only the mighty Scott Glennie will

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There's about 5 pages of responses. It looks pretty clear that this isn't what the minor signings thread is for.

Of course, if we took out all of the people complaining about it, we might get it down to 3 pages.
Agreed. If we stuck this in the minor signings thread, it's be overrun and instead of "why is this a sticky / in it's own thread" comments we'd get a bunch of "why isn't this a sticky / in it's own thread". Can't win either way.

Good news about D'Amigo, although I wouldn't have minded another year in the NCAA I can't wait to see in with the Marlies!

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Agreed. If we stuck this in the minor signings thread, it's be overrun and instead of "why is this a sticky / in it's own thread" comments we'd get a bunch of "why isn't this a sticky / in it's own thread". Can't win either way.

Good news about D'Amigo, although I wouldn't have minded another year in the NCAA I can't wait to see in with the Marlies!
I seriously doubt it. We're talking about a 6th round pick leaving college for crying out loud. He's a decent prospect and all but geez, even Hall and Seguin didn't get stickied.

(And yes, arguing over what is or isn't "sticky-worthy" on HF is a complete waste of time, but I have to get to 20k posts somehow)


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He'll definitely need a year or more AHL. He was slightly below 1 PPGM at the NCAA level so it's crazy to think he's ready to crack the Leafs, if he does they are a lock for a lottery pick. He looked good at the WJHC, but that's 10 days of hockey, not a full season.

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How is this stickied, but guys like Stanley Cup Champion Nick Boynton re-signing isn't?

Really, no offense Leaf fans, but the only people who care about this is you.

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How is this stickied, but guys like Stanley Cup Champion Nick Boynton re-signing isn't?

Really, no offense Leaf fans, but the only people who care about this is you.
I noticed fans of other teams making some useful comments, so no, its not just Leafs fans that care.

No one forced you to look at the thread, if it bothers you, stay out.

As for D'Amigo, i'm hoping his move to the Marlies will help with his development more than being with RPI would. It seems he doesn't want to play in the OHL, so the Marlies is the only path after signing (there is no way he would make the Leafs this season). I'm not going to expect too much out of him, he looks to be a steal for the 6th round, but at this point, i see his potential being a borderline second line winger, or a solid 3rd liner. After this year we should have a better grasp of his true potential.

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I noticed fans of other teams making some useful comments, so no, its not just Leafs fans that care.

No one forced you to look at the thread, if it bothers you, stay out.
Well obviously I won't frequent this thread from here on out. What did you think I was gonna do? I came in here to express what I think is silly. Don't care if God himself had useful comments to make, it's a tiny little signing that very few people (other than Leaf fans) care about.

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This really should be in the minor signings thread.
this thread is hilarous not only is he a no namer, but he didn't even sign yet.

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He'll definitely need a year or more AHL. He was slightly below 1 PPGM at the NCAA level so it's crazy to think he's ready to crack the Leafs, if he does they are a lock for a lottery pick. He looked good at the WJHC, but that's 10 days of hockey, not a full season.
He put up a PPG pace as a 18 year old rookie though. Also won rookie of the year. The kid supposedly has gotten a lot bigger in the offseason, and I think that is the reason the Leaf's signed him earlier then expected. I would guess he spends the majority of the time in the AHL next year, but will get some spot Leaf starts and will probably have no issue fitting in due to his speed.

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He put up a PPG pace as a 18 year old rookie though. Also won rookie of the year. The kid supposedly has gotten a lot bigger in the offseason, and I think that is the reason the Leaf's signed him earlier then expected. I would guess he spends the majority of the time in the AHL next year, but will get some spot Leaf starts and will probably have no issue fitting in due to his speed.
To me it seems like they are making the same mistake the Habs made with Pacioretty and rushing him. IMHO he'd be better off another year NCAA(or at least junior) to dominate at that level before jumping to AHL/NHL.

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