Re: Raise The Draft Age?
posted at 10/23/2011 2:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Raise The Draft Age?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Raise The Draft Age? : "It's a tremendous blow to a junior team when you lose an underage (18-year-old) player because you can't replace them," Tory added. "Those guys are your best player and they sell tickets for you."
Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
Wow ! I didn't realize this would be so difficult for you to comprehend . And you wrote/write for a living ?
It's obvious that it would be a blow for junior teams to lose a player and it would hurt them financially and as a team. I never ever said it wouldn't. And you'd get the same opinion from every coach and GM in the CHL. Developing players EVERYWHERE is what he ( him , Bob, Nicholson , Bob Nicholson , President of Hockey Canada ) was talking about when discussing upping the age to 19.
Bob Nicholson is the voice behind this idea. How many times do you have to be told he doesn't get a paycheck from junior hockey ? It's his idea. What he is saying has nothing to do with what CHL coaches, GM's or owners think about it. His thoughts are about developing players. You are getting Hockey Canada and the CHL confused. They are seperate.
Tory also says this regarding the reasons behind Nicholsons idea . Didn't you read it ?
"I think there's merit to what Bob's talking about," said Bob Tory, general manager of the Tri-City Americans. "He's looking at the big picture on the process of development and making sure that maybe we can develop better players not only for world junior teams, but for the NHL as well."
Why is it so difficult for you to understand that he doesn't benefit from this and wants the game to be developed all across the world including Europe and U.S. players ? That's what his thoughts are regarding his proposal and if you don't believe it oh well. You must know a lot about the man after one morning of knowing him.