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JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby SIU LAW » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:00 pm

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The Blues defensive prospect told the team today that he is going back to school for his junior year.

I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. After last week's Pro Orientation camp, I felt Cole would turn pro.

"It was a very tough decision," Cole said. "The Blues were great about it, more than hospitable. But I thought that staying in school another year would put me another year closer to getting my degree, and it would be another year of maturity. Honestly, I think going back to school will make me a much more well-rounded and complete player down the road."

More on this story later . . .

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Re: JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby section319 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:42 pm

I am assuming this means he is gonna stay there all four years. Why go back for your junior year when the team has told you, you have a chance to make the team if you weren't planning on going all four?

Kind of dissapointed, want to start seeing these defensive prospects like we have the forward prospects. I know it takes longer to transition to the nhl as a defensemen than forwards but I would still like to see him step up the competition from college to at least ahl. Hopefully Petro makes some strides this summer.
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Re: JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby ReelBluesFan887 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:42 pm

Not really surprised by this, but hopefully this will help speed up the Blues resigning Polak.
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Re: JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby Leedog » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:59 pm

Hopefully this will help them decide they need to add a vet D via UFA instead of wait till their tit is in a ringer during the season and have to trade assets.
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Re: JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby WaukeeBlues » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:42 pm

Leedog wrote:Hopefully this will help them decide they need to add a vet D via UFA instead of wait till their tit is in a ringer during the season and have to trade assets.


:plusplus:

If nothing else, this helps to clarify the defense situation.
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Re: JR: Ian Cole Returning To School

Postby Jeffro » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:27 am

ReelBluesFan887 wrote:Not really surprised by this, but hopefully this will help speed up the Blues resigning Polak.


Why would this do anything but slow those negotiations down?
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