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Old 05-07-2010, 12:14 PM
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...Ranked 61st among North Americans by Central Scouting (Or I have that wrong)...

Why do I bring him up? He's a Florida boy.

OK, before I link to the article, be forewarned -- he's not only a Florida boy but a SP's fan... Regardless, how often do products from Florida get taken in the NHL draft?

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/0...nthers-fandom/
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:43 PM
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...Ranked 61st among North Americans by Central Scouting (Or I have that wrong)...

Why do I bring him up? He's a Florida boy.

OK, before I link to the article, be forewarned -- he's not only a Florida boy but a SP's fan... Regardless, how often do products from Florida get taken in the NHL draft?

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/0...nthers-fandom/
A guy I used to play with on team florida was ranked, but never drafted. He played D1 for Notre Dame and eventually signed with Carolina and played in their minor league system. Noah Babin from West Palm.

Looking through USHL and EJHL rosters I am amazed at the amount of Floridians on teams now..so it's only a matter of time I suppose. I went to Michigan to play junior hockey back in 2002 and there were 3 other Floridians on my team up there.
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I believe the Nashville Predators drafted the first-ever Florida-born player -- Blake Geoffrion -- in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft. He was born in Plantation, FL and won this year's Hobey Baker award as the best collegiate player. He was a senior for the University of Wisconsin.

He's also the grandson of Habs cult-hero Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:20 PM
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Wasn't Dan Hinote born in Florida? Not raised there, however.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:30 AM
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Hinote doesn't consider himself Floridian though. I don't think.

Regardless, it'd be a very big PR pickup for the Cats to get this guy. Home-town-boy and all that. Sometimes I wish the Bolts would take a flyer out and pick someone out of the SEJHL / MET with local ties (Junior C level play though -- so not happening).
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:40 AM
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Wasn't Dan Hinote born in Florida? Not raised there, however.
IIRC, wasn't Dallas Eakins also born here as well?
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:12 AM
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Yeah, Eakins was a Florida product.
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