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    Re: BU 2017 Season Thread III: Terriers falling (into the off season)

    Quote Originally Posted by wysi View Post
    This is why a good friend of mine (who played Major Junior in Canada) believes that the NHL should go back to drafting 21 year olds. It will never happen, of course.
    I looked up the history of the draft and, if Wikipedia is to be believed, 21 year old North Americas have never been draft eligible. According to the article any amateur player under 20 was originally eligible. In 1979 the rules were change to included professional players and in 1980 the rules were changed to limit the draft to players between the ages of 18 and 20 and non-North American players over 20.

    Quote Originally Posted by E.J. Smith View Post
    So Austin Matthews and David Pasternak, to name just two, should still be a year or two from playing in the NHL?
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    And McDavid, Laine, Eichel, Nylander, Marner, Aho and Provorov. All guys playing huge roles on their NHL teams. The system is fine the way it is.
    Yes, but they are the exceptions, not the rule. Looking at players ages on Hockey Reference I see four 18 year olds, fifteen 19 year olds, and thirty-five 20-year olds who have played in the NHL this season. Out of 848 skaters and 88 goalies that is just 6.4% (0.47% for 18 year olds; 1.8% for 19 year olds; 4.1% for 20 year olds) of skaters and 5.8% (0.43% for 18 year olds; 1.6% for 19 year olds; 3.7% for 20 year olds) of all players. Those numbers include all players who played even a single game in the NHL this season, including Brock Boeser, so I expect the number of 18 year olds to increase by one tonight.

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    Re: BU 2017 Season Thread III: Terriers falling (into the off season)

    Who will be the whipping boy on defense now that chuck is gonna sign with the bruins?

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    Re: BU 2017 Season Thread III: Terriers falling (into the off season)

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    now why again did umo pass on him when they dumped timmy??
    Apparently there was some "incident" that had occurred. I don't know if it was something minor like DUI or what (I'm sure someone on the Maine thread can tell you), but they played the "character" card against him.

    EDIT: OK, so I don't always go through the entire thread and read ALL the posts before I respond...
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    Re: BU 2017 Season Thread III: Terriers falling (into the off season)

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Who will be the whipping boy on defense now that chuck is gonna sign with the bruins?
    I think we can still blame it on Chucky No-Goals.

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