NHL players' birth months

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  1. Tokyo Bucks

    Tokyo Bucks Registered User

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    Gee, no wonder I didn't make it to the NHL. I should've been born in January or February, not November :-P

    http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/2006/05/11/maybe-the-world-cup-wasnt-the-best-example/

    It's an interesting, and possibly severe, problem though. Kids who are born late in the year are often overlooked by their coaches because they are nearly an entire year younger than kids born early in the year. And you know how much value coaches place on body size. So, many late born kids with decent talent are getting overlooked by the development system. Not sure if something like changing the month of the age bracket cutoff every year would help..?
     
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    golfmade Go Preds Go

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    I was born in January but didn't make the NHL.:cry:
     
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    Crosby was born in August and Ovechkin born in September guess the better players were born in the later months lol
     
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    Irish Blues Still on hiatus

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    Ah, thanks. I don't read the whole board, but I could've searched eh.
     

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