WHA to Draft 17-year-olds

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  1. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    Very interesting......
     
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    WADEugottaBELAKthat Flynt Flossy

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    Did I mention that..
    That's pretty greasy stuff.
     
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    It does'nt sound really serious to me. They have'nt annonced any schedule yet and as far as i know, Québec does'nt even have an arena to play in.

    Looks like a poor's man IHL to me.
     
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    If they attempt to steal Halifax Mooseheads i dont think the franchise in Halifax will do too well lol
     
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    The old WHA also lowered the bar when the NHL was drafting 20 year olds. Gretzky, Messier, Hartsburg, amongst others, started as teenagers in the WHA.


    Mark Messier - the only WHA alum still playing in the NHL.
     
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    Did Gordie Howe retire? :D
     
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    Just referencing that article:

    I can't imagine why anyone would draft Ovechkin with a high pick in such a draft. Even if there is a lockout next year, it's almost certain he would simply play another season in the RSL. Would the WHA even be paying salaries that would beat what he's making now?
     
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