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Dreams of Playing in the NHL

These days, getting a tryout with a NHL team is nearly as exclusive a process as signing a contract itself.  And if there are any modest surprises on the roster, they’re usually the result of formal tryout contracts, like those which Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk signed with the Canucks this year.

The process is highly systematic to achieve the best results, both in conditioning the players with guaranteed roster spots and possibly promoting other players for the team, depending on their performance in training camp.  As Stan Smyl explained in the Vancouver Sun today, it’s all about development, and we can assume it’s probably a more efficient and effective means of readying the roster, as compared to the past. 

But this story he tells about a training camp incident some years back is the kind of thing I’d like to imagine happened more often:

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