Did you read the article? The author made a very good point about conformity. For better or worse, the personality the kid has developed is not one that will be changed, unfortunately for him, despite all his "dangling", he is entering a network of professionals that will not tolerate anything even close to what is being displayed. He made a majority of the teams do not draft list. If the scouts are doing that then coaches, GM's, owners, etc, surely are going to be a barrier to entry. Not to mention he lacks a team game mentality, I can tell you now, that he doesn't understand the game...at all.
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What? Speaking your mind is not necessarily being unprofessional. If he doesn't make the NHL because he's not skilled enough, fast enough, whatever, that's completely asinine. He's 18 years old, do you remember being 18? Anthony DeAngelo made homophobic slurs and he may drop, that doesn't mean he'll never make it to the NHL. Do you want a homophobe skating around the ice calling everybody a queer/f-word? NO of course not, it's enough to make them fall in the draft, but teams will draft on talent alone. Did YOU read the article? Apparently not very well. No where in it does it state that he's on a majority of "Do not draft lists". It's been REPORTED, "According to sources, numerous NHL teams have Ho-Sang on their Do Not Draft List." Numerous does not mean half, numerous doesn't even mean 10 teams. It also states that of the 18 teams that interviewed him, they were surprised by his personality. Don't insult my intelligence because you read too much into an article. Conformity is not necessary to be an NHL player. There's something called maturity, something he may lack and as he grows old, he should also grow into a more mature and laid back personality. A team-first mentality can also be taught. An 18 year-old can still act like a sponge and absorb things, like how to use his teammates effectively and such.
Edited by RizzMB30, 25 June 2014 - 02:11 PM.