And that is why people playing on full season U14, U16, and U18 club teams spending $7,000 per year is just plain stupid. In the end, the ones that remain in the sport are the ones who have parents with money or as pointed out above have connections to the NHL. It is just the way it is in this sport. What did the USA jr. team have this year with kids from ex-nhlr's. Let's see, MacInnis, Tkachuk, Hitchcock, I know I am missing others. These kids did not make it because they had the genes of a NHL player. They made it because they had money and connections. In the end, they are the ones remaining because they outlasted everyone else in the sport due to an endless supply of resources and connections.