Yeah ok your right. It really is the same as predicting a HS kids ability in the USHL.
Man, you're dense. The parallel is, isn't it decreasing the probability of success to rush a kid at any level, in any sport?
You can go backwards too, and look at kids like JE or CW that were playing U16 at a very high level at 13, or NH, who was playing top Prep against 20 year olds as a true 8th grader. It ended up fine, but that's because we know they made it. What about the cases where it didn't end up fine?
It's a risk, a calculated risk, and one that has to be considered for each kid independently, whether at the youth, HS or Pro level.
Did I make the point clearly enough for you now?
Wow I bet your nickname as a kid was wingnut and you could never understand why.
Pretty sure none of those guys went into the next level based upon an email invitation their dip**** dad got but you go for it. I'm sure the email you got was meant differently than the 100's of others sent out.
Whether its 25% or 33% or 50%, we all know special teams is a big part of the game and if your kids not out there, it also means he's not out there in the last 5 minutes of the third period so it's a bad spot to be in.
My kid was invited to an NHL development camp this summer, but I think I'm going to skip it since I don't know that he will be on the PP or PK his first year with the team.
Playing in a three day long ( for free) with an NHL team as a high school or college player, is a lot different than sending your underage kid out to the midwest to sit on the bench during his prime development years.
The kid going to the NHL camp has already chosen his path; College or Jr A's. Nothing to lose, Everything to gain. Has a poor showing, so what. Next season his play will dictate what NHL Dev Camp invites he gets.
One is an " either or" the other is an "add on"
Not sure why I bother with these false narratives you moron's create during your union 15. Get back to sleep slappy.
Lighten up, Francis. It's a beautiful Friday in May.
And the OP didn't ask if he should send his kid for the season. He asked if he should attend a camp. It's a long way between attending a camp and actually sending your kid to Omaha. Which is why the parallels you are drawing are not apt.