I think it would be stranger if I outed a player or WHL team (that made this offer) on this message board than keeping my direct source anonymous.
The team in question was prepared to offset a full ride scholarship to a prestigious NCAA program in the US.
with cash upfront.And that aint cheap!
This particular player had accepted the scholarship (he actually sought it out when still 15-16) and did the honorable thing and declined the offer as he had made a commitment.
The thing is it was a good business offer by the WHL team--- that would have paid off handsomely in my opinion.
You may also be surprised to hear that this offer was made for the remainder of a season---just about half a season in fact.
This player could easily tell you what he told me because he refused their offer and his progress to the NHL was not slowed nor sped up one bit,but then again what would he gain at this point??
He has a long and VERY prosperous future in front of him----and none of it has had anything to do with the WHL.