And it's also why the number of kids in this region developing at a high level is so low. Given the amount of "Elite" players, "Elite teams", "Elite Combines" and total dollars spent in this region feeding this scheme, you'd think New England would be at the top level of putting kids at the next level. But the truth these frauds don't want you to hear is it isn't. Look the NHL draft the past two years. These were the first wave of Elite program kids (98,99). You can count the prospects on one hand.
Coaches talk out of both sides of their mouths too. Play other sports, develop into an athlete they say. Sure. They'll line up and feed these Spring events too.