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Anonymous (Login scarp77) from IP address 18.104.22.168
The Penticton Vees Hockey Club has acquired defenseman James De Haas (94) from the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, for the rights of forward Mike Sones (92).
Here is what I dont get. Why would you trade a Great D man who puts up around 30pts a season for a forward who put up 13pts. I dont get why these other teams are trading with Penticton and getting less.
Maybe the team the drafted him (Detroit) wanted him to play in Penticton?
sometimes it's the University that basically tells the team a player is with to get a trade done... we'd like out player to play here
One area where Canadian Tier II Junior hockey ranks right up there with the big boy leagues is the complexity of player trades - thanks to that wonderful world of futures.
Harbinson says he has been interested in De Haas for some time. Being able to recruit top NCAA Div 1 commitments to your team is a big plus, drawing a top NCAA Div. 1 recruit who is also NHL draft pick is an even bigger coup. Not so sure Detroit or Clarkson had anything to do with De Haas winding up in Penticton.
Three 20 year olds including Sones + futures go to Swan Valley from Nanaimo in return for a 19 year old goalie. Sones goes to Penticton for futures and then gets flipped to Toronto Lakeshore for De Haas. As for why Toronto Lakeshore would make such a deal, I am guessing an envelope full of cash will be coming back to Ontario with Sones. The Patriots changed their name from Upper Canada to Toronto Lakeshore a year ago in an effort to gain some local fan support. Unfortunately they still only draw around 100 a game and are probably lucky to get a $1000 in game day revenue. Lakeshore also has player Dutra who is committed to Mercyhurst in 2013 and believe Sones is still scheduled to go there as well. Perhaps Mercyhurst has provided some incentive to Lakeshore to have these guys play on a line together this coming season.