I'm not really sure what you mean by this, but it does sound like we might not be totally congruent.
I actually think it's entirely possible Patrick would have benefited from time in the juniors. That's what I mean. Again, perceived competence is something we know has a positive impact on development. If a person feels they're among the best at something, they're more likely to continue along that pace and keep getting better at it.
Put in a CHL context, having Frost lig
I might sound like a broken record here, but the NBA's labor structure has an "out" for nearly everything. They call it "hardship".
This could be something the NHL could negotiate with the CMJHLs. Where a team is allowed 2 "exceptions" for 19 year olds, that way those leagues still have top end talent and the drafting organization could have more of a say in developing their top talent.
I understand the economics and the role of MJH in Canadian culture, so with an exception rule those
My colours may show here, but I actually think this makes sense and probably should be preserved. I think there's a very good reason the CHL churns out NHL players like maple syrup and back bacon, and it's in no small part because of the culture and the talent level that remains in those leagues for longer periods of time. The better the competition; the better the sport.
I do get the desire to see top flight players playing in professional leagues, but I'm not convinced it would act
Well it wouldn’t be for Ghost alone. They probably aren’t going to trade him at all. They’re more likely to find a home for Nylander or one of the wings not named Marner. I just don’t want Nylander.
Kapanen is a good player. Lots of potential still. Always good to have that. Some in orange and black.
I don’t think I do a Ghost / Kapanen deal though and I don’t think Toronto does either as it doesn’t really save them money.
In a year they’ll get $11mi