yes, the top top kids will start to commit. But the vast majority of these kids will have 4 years of high school/prep and a year or two of juniors - a good 5 or 6 additional years of development before they set foot on a college campus. Lot of things can happen in 5/6 years - for better or for worse. Don't be too worked up if you're 115lb 03 didnt make the list or get an invite.
We had the invite but my son had to finish a science project. You know, the things that 8th graders have to do. Can he get an honorable mention on the "rankings"?
Shoddy reporting. Where is the 05 write up!! they're only 6 years away from the NHL draft
Better than no write up at all I guess??
Imagine coming across the country and your kid not making the list at all..What a kick in the balls.
They ain't called 'crazy hockey parents' for nuttin! Can't wait for these young stars to be draft eligible. Safe travels everyone.
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.