Tavares and Couture, connected, but how?

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  1. MoreGore

    MoreGore Registered User

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    There is an interesting connection between Tavares and Couture that has to do with their CHL days.

    (I know the answer, but am curious if others recall)
     
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    Couture was projected to go first overall in the OHL Priority Draft, however Tavares received exceptional player status and thus leap-frogged Couture, and went first overall. Couture then played the "I am going to college" card and subsequently fell to the Ottawa 67s in the draft. IIRC.
     
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    Coots applied for exceptional status but didn't get it too, the year before, I'm pretty sure.
     
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    Did Oshawa have a handshake agreement with Couture family he was their guy before it was known Tavaraes was granted exceptional status.

    I remeber the decsicon on JT came down pretty late.
     
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    Well done! :handclap:

    I thought it would be a little harder than that :p
     

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