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Old 10-20-2017, 09:54 AM
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Flint had 5 good OAs...

Luke Kirwin appears to be the odd man out having played only 2 games thus far.

2016 story on Luke Kirwin:
https://thehockeywriters.com/flint-f...-to-break-out/


OA F Luke Kirwan signed with the Québec Remparts.

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Old 10-21-2017, 10:47 AM
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Heard Kohn might be availbe
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:56 AM
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In the current form I’d rather they do away with the import draft too. Too much malarkey and BS.

Now if the rules were changed where a player had to declare themselves eligible, that’s a whole new ballgame ... I’d be all for that ....


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So, every kid would just report themselves eligible. And when they don’t get drafted to the team they want to go to, then they simply don’t report and nothing changes.

What is stopping a kid from saying “ Yeah, I’ll come overseas and play in the OHL” gets drafted by Niagara, says “nope, not going there” and picks another of the many options available to kids nowadays?

Making them declare does nothing to get them to come.

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Old 10-22-2017, 12:00 PM
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So, every kid would just report themselves eligible. And when they don’t get drafted to the team they want to go to, then they simply don’t report and nothing changes.

What is stopping a kid from saying “ Yeah, I’ll come” gets drafted by Niagara, says “nope, not going there” and picks another of the many options available to kids nowadays?
Not quite true - the kid who truly has no aspirations for OHL despite having talent would not be in the mix. You would be drafting a player who was interested and then you trade him in-year where he'd rather be.
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Do we go for Hicks or Mudicia or give Ince some starts do not want to wear Dihhillion down
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Do we go for Hicks or Mudicia or give Ince some starts do not want to wear Dihhillion down
Hicks will.not come.here to be a back up and the organization will not make Still in a back up either
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Not quite true - the kid who truly has no aspirations for OHL despite having talent would not be in the mix. You would be drafting a player who was interested and then you trade him in-year where he'd rather be.
Since there wouldn't be any consequences for declaring and not reporting, you can bet that agents would have players declaring their eligibility regardless if they plan on reporting or not.

It would a dumb move to close any door that's open to you at any time. Things change all the time. At the very least, they could/would use their OHL eligibility as leverage against other teams in other leagues to get what they want and get to where they want to be.

To think a player that has no plans on coming to the OHL would close that door on himself at any point is simply naive.
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Not quite true - the kid who truly has no aspirations for OHL despite having talent would not be in the mix. You would be drafting a player who was interested and then you trade him in-year where he'd rather be.


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To think a player that has no plans on coming to the OHL would close that door on himself at any point is simply naive.
Thinking that a player in Europe must always want to play in the OHL is egocentric. If they had to disqualify themselves no one would, but if you had to declare your interest (fill out a form and drop a stamp on it) when you could care less about what's happening on the other side of the pond, it may thin the prospects.
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And that is reason if Dhillon moves on next year we are screwed.Because we have no other goalie that can come in to fill his shoes.We need to stop trying to be London and maybe form our own identity as Niagara!
If Dhillon were to move on after this season, I believe that the organisation would do just what every other team would do.
They would make a trade for a goalie. It happens all the time.
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