Pat Kane committed yet?

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  1. MomentsofSanity

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    I have been wondering more and more with the passing weeks what the latest word on Pat Kane is and whether or not he will be making the jump to the CHL (London Knights) as was highly rumoured. Been looking all over and not a word to be found.

    Anyone able to shed some more light on this?
     
  2. the_game

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    no word yet.

    Still up in the air from what I have heard. Basically 2 choices, either London (OHL) or going back to the US team and joining BU at Christmas.

    I spoke with someone close to this situation last night who said if Kane went the college route it would be huge for the BU program, even if he only stayed for a year and a half then went pro. I know this is my first post so don't rip me apart for really stating the obvious here.
     
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    He can't go back to the U.S. team. He's too old.
     
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    If he is only planning on staying at BU for a season and a half - then turn pro - why bother going in the first place? From what I had heard was that education was important to his parents ( ie : a four year degree then pursuing pro hockey ) If he is only looking at college for a year and a half he can play in London for two full seasons against some of the best players in the world and raise his draft stock tremendously with good seasons. I'm sure something will develop on this soon enough ....
     
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    Yes, he can return to the U18s. He doesn't turn 18 until late November. Only participation in international events would be affected.

    Why assume he would spend only 1 1/2 years in college if he chooses that route. The decision when/if to leave wouldn't be his alone. The team that drafts him would have a big say in that decision. It's recognized that Kane needs to work on his size and strength and no place is better equipped to help him do so than BU with its new state-of-the strength and condidtioning facility run by guru Mike Boyle, who also trains NHL players. He'd also be challenging himself against equally talented, but older--as a group--college players. While Major Junior rosters are full of 17 and 18 year olds and even some 16s, college rosters have a few 18s but mostly 19s and up.
     
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    for kane's position, i dont think any other route makes sense besides major junior. hes in a similar position to mueller. he didnt accelerate, so he cant go to college yet. theres every indication that he could go as high as top 10 or top 5 in the draft if he has a good season, and major junior would really help his stock. bigd posted before that its not a done deal to london, and it looks like its 50/50 now because he hasnt announced anything yet.
     
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    He doesn't need to accelerate (a la Toews) to go to the NCAA and he cannot return to the US U18 team because he is a late 88 birthdate. Same as Kessel or Mitera one year ago.

    Rookie mistakes.
     
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    He'll be in Omaha in the USHL if he still has designs on playing college. He won't be on the USA team.
     
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    Will the number of games that BU has before Christmas effect his descion? If it's heavy loaded before Christmas I say don't bother but if it isn't that many games maybe. I think it would make more sense to go to London.
     
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    First of all, that is hardly a reason for making a college-major junior decision. However, BU has 14 games in the first semester, and 20 regular season games plus playoff games in the second semester. Last year, BU played six playoff games. With Kane in the lineup, and the addition of two excellent freshmen defensemen and a top goalie, they are likely to go much deeper in the NCAA playoffs.

    Wherever he chooses, he'll probably spend Christmas in Sweden with the U.S. Junior National Team.
     
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    He can return to the U18 team. He just can't play in international tournaments. When they play college and juniot teams his age is not a factor.
     
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    The US U18 team is for '89 birthdates. Kane is an 88. Same goes for Bill Sweatt, another late 88 b-date from last years' U.S. U18 team.

    The actual birthDAY of Kane is irrelevant. Such things as U18 involvement is based on birthYEAR.
     
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    So where will Bill Sweatt play next year?
     
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    Kane is also considering Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Considering the slow and prodding style of offense Boston University plays, he's best suited to play for London in my opinion.
     
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    Is his brother Lee still there?

    Also did he get drafted?
     
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    You are wrong. They have had overage players in the past. The only games they aren't allowed to play are International Tournaments. I know what i,m talking about, you don't! The U18 team playes a College schedule. They don't care if every player is under 18. That goes for the Junior teams. They had an 86 birth player on the 88 - U17 team. He is now playing at Michigan.
     
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    I'm pretty positive Kane could play for the NTDP U18 team this year. A number of others that hadn't accelerated thier studies did so in the past. The most prominent player I remember doing so was John-Michael Liles in the 98/99 season.
     
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    So, if they are using players born before Jan. 01/89 (this season), it's not really a U18 team is it? It would be, at minimum, the U18 team jacked up with a few additional, older players.

    Frankly, I don't get it. How can anyone call it a U18 team if it carries players who aren't under 18? Or do they have to suddenly quit the team on their 18th birthday, right near the beginning of the season, or maybe during a tournament? I've never heard of such a thing in all my years in hockey.
     
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    Thanks, looks like I'll be watching some CC games. I like what I saw from him at the U-18's and could see the Habs being interested in him for next years draft since they like speedy hard working players.
     
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    Since your unbiased opinion also led you to post that "Jack Parker is a senile drunk.” and that Agganis Arena-which sold out 93.5% of seats last season—is “a white elephant,” anything else you post about BU is taken seriously by, let’s see, …only the two other stooges in the pinhead trio. Oh yes, "prodding"? You were trying say "plodding." :shakehead

    Why don’t you throw in the standard “clutch and grab” label, too. Perhaps this was true a few years ago, but not anymore, and people who really know hockey--and who saw BU play last season--say so. Sorry, dar, it wasn’t a boring offense that scored just as many goals per game as BC and more powerplays goals. Did I mention that BU had 223 fewer penalty minutes last year than emerging clutch and grab kings BC? Spin that ! Like most of your posts, this one doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Why do you even bother?

    If BU’s style was actually a boring, grinding one rather than uptempo, then why after nearly two years of recruiting is BU still a finalist for Kane? Knowledgeable people agree it’s between BU and London.
     
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    Lee will be a senior this year. Billy is eligible for the 07 draft.
     
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    im talking about Lee who are his rights owned by?
     
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    Lee went undrafted so he's free to sign with anyone after 06-07.
     
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    What on Earth are you talking about? Are you denying that BU, over the last ten years, has turned into a dump and chase/grinding type of offense? Are you the psychotic whacko who jumped all over me last year for commenting on BU? Seek help, JJ.
     
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