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Open discussion is fine. And it’s how people can become aware of info and it also can be a sort of checks and balances to fact checks people from spewing nonsense.
He was with the Steel in the USHL. They were a first place team with with lots of veterans. He asked for a trade to a team that he could get some games in at that level because BC wanted him this year.
I know people said he would never go to USHL and he was a few years AWAY from going to BC too.
But I don’t think he and his dad need to slow down.
While you guys obsess over the brick and Q and EHF and repeating 9th grade and two years of juniors before college.
This kid played with his dad and trained with his dad. Never did any of those tourneys. Never played EHF. Yet, somehow he is the most skilled player at his age and went as an 18 year from old full season to games with USHL and NAHL to BC.
C'mon man, BC was stacked on D and even brought in a senior transfer. Is it really a knock on him that they had 7-8 D and he didn't get a lot ice time. Seriously, let the kid along - not too many other 02's getting any NCAA D1 HE time on D, if any.
Reminds me of the 'Little Super Star' who finished 5-22-27 in 132 games. Now 1-1-2 in 25 games in the ECHL but hey, 4th on the team in PIM. He made it.
The kid’s size, young age and experience make him an underdog out of the gate. Make no mistake, the kid can play, regardless of the negativity about his lineage. He will get his shot and continue to improve.
Watching the Bruins / Penguins game over the weekend and saw local John Marino. Remember when he passed on playing at CM and instead elected to play for the SSK's? All the CM dads were up in arms, "Oh he's too good to play at CM!?!?!" "I suppose his dad thinks he's going to play in the NHL."
Now 100 games into his NHL career, yeah I guess his dad was right.