Read: The Role Brady Skjei Could Have At The World Juniors

At the United States of Hockey, Chris Peters looks at the defensemen who were invited to the Team USA World Juniors camp and says of Rangers first round pick Brady Skjei “I think they’ll have a tough time keeping Skjei off the final roster no matter what. He has good size, plays smart and will be a weapon on international ice potentially.”

Peters adds that Skjei is the best skating defenseman in the USA camp and that he could be a key player in transition and to push an “up-tempo attack.”

Skjei has represented Team USA as a member of the Under 17 team and the Under 18 team over the past two years.

He will play for the University of Minnesota this coming season.

CLICK HERE for a section on Skjei.

 




229 comments
namvetjet
namvetjet

Good to see everyone getting along today.

a57se
a57se

@DarrolRayFanClub  

Very good!

That is one major advantage younger folks have today.......the information that is available at a moments notice.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @DarrolRayFanClub  


Very true about information being at our fingertips today...but it's knowing what to do with that information and how to use it effectively that's decisive.   Always has been, always will be.   

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I still cringe at the thought that the entirety of human knowledge and history is available in a few keystrokes, but the internet is best known for porn and cat memes. 

juunit
juunit

@a57se @juunit 

I wouldn't really know, I've never applied to NASA. Though a quick check on their site shows that even if they agree to hire you out of school, they require you to do at least one year of work in the Federal civil service before you can actually start at NASA. 

a57se
a57se

@juunit @a57se

Oh, I see.....you are talking about the exceptions to the rule......

juunit
juunit

@a57se @juunit@williamg1 

Like I said, the degree gets you the interview at NASA. Some jobs do require advanced degrees to even be considered, like doctors.

But I guarantee you if someone built their own rocket booster engine or whatever in the barn in their backyard, NASA would be interested in them, even if they didn't go to college at all. 

a57se
a57se

@juunit @williamg1

Where are you applying for jobs and what types of jobs?

Try getting a job at NASA w/o an advanced degree......

juunit
juunit

@williamg1 @juunit@Brendan 

I haven't talked to a single person that hires people who has said they would take someone with five PhD's over actual experience. 

They all say pretty much the same thing: All a college degree is good for is getting you into the interview. After that, it's a useless and expensive piece of paper. 

a57se
a57se

@williamg1

It happens in many different disciplines. I knew a guy who ACED any engineering class he ever took straight to hi Masters degree but he couldn't apply what he learned. The guy couldn't design his way out of a paper bag and he would be the first one to tell you so.......he went into Engineering Sales and did really well for himself!

williamg1
williamg1

@juunit @Brendan In my experience, some of the MBA guys collapse outside of the classroom. You'd be better off hiring someone who knew absolutely nothing, and teach them yourself. The MBA guys seem like they need to be deprogrammed.



a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

He is a musician......they don't make a ton of money early on unless they are very fortunate.

Plus he could of had a free ride at SUNY Fredonia but once he got accepted to Peabody, I told him not to worry about the money.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Well, you're a good father. My parents said they'd pay for one year, and after that it was up to me to either get a loan or get a scholarship. 



....and I'll be paying loans until I'm 35. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I would probably continue paying mine, I have a budget set up that gives me a lot of free money while paying a good portion of my loans. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @juunit 

If you're really interested in working in the same business but a different end of it then send out some feelers. You might be surprised what you find. Like I said, real world experience >. 

My brother got his Masters, but he just did that all at once with the 5 year program. He moved from Wells Fargo to venture capital because the venture capital guys saw he could function well outside of a classroom. All the other MBAs are still working their asses off for Wells Fargo. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @harold  Good thing about going back to school is you can defer student loans (if you have them). I literally went to school for 7 years to avoid making payments. lol.

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @juunit @Brendan @harold  The only thing about an MBA is: it literally makes you worse at business. I truly believe that. Every MBA I've worked with seems to be totally caught up in process. 



Brendan
Brendan

@harold  This is basically my thinking. I can live a good life as I am now, but an MBA could make my good life better. Plus, I'm bored and have a lot of free time right now, I can afford to take a couple classes per semester for a while. 

harold
harold

@junnit

It guarantees a min level of living, imo.  Experience is great but both is better, imo.

a57se
a57se

@juunit @Brendan@harold 

an MBA will open some doors faster then not having it. That isn't the only way to get there but it does grease the skids.


A friend of mine was working as an Engineer at a Company but he didn't have a degree in engineering. It also took near 20 years with the company before he got the title and pay.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit I do, but that's because I don't want to do this part of the industry forever. If I wanted to just do what I'm doing now for the rest of my life, I would concentrate on certifications and stuff like that. I want to get more into the business aspect of this industry, so an MBA makes me much more attractive. Owners are bougie, suit and tie mother fckers (Bunk voice), so to get my foot in with them an MBA would be kind of a requirement. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @harold 

Do you really feel like you need it, now that you're already working? Real world experience > college degree in any situation. Not sure what benefit you'd get, other than being in college again for two more years. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @harold  Sadly, the advice I would give young people is: if you can get your foot in the door in finance, skip school. 

harold
harold

@Brendan

I have my Real Estate License and have been doing that for 8 years.  As you have probably guessed I don't sleep much...lol

But if you are interested get your license and start to find some investment properties for yourself.  Then get into some commercial Real estate down the road.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Yeah, we had this HUGE text and we had to read like 20 or 30 synopsis for each class. The Professor would write 5 of the case names on the board and we would have to discuss any three.......I still remember the Corfu Channel case!

Brendan
Brendan

@harold  It just sucked because I graduated in '08, got a nice job out of the gate in finance, then got laid off after 3 months as my company went under and then spent the next 8 months competing for entry-level positions with investment bankers from Soloman Brothers, Bear Stearns, etc. Not fun times. Got into this, I'm good at it, but I'd like to get into more real estate development and the owner side of things. 


I went to Fordham and I can definitely get into their MBA program, but also was looking at NYU since they have a good program and my company has an in with them. 


It'll happen, just need to get my act together. 

harold
harold

@57se

I loved International Law...great class!!

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @a57se 

I didn't care much for the required economics classes........I almost forgot about them!

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @a57se

I actually loved the undergrad humanities classes, they were easy A's and I could usually find something interesting to take. I took an International Law course and a Religious studies course, I loved my Shakespeare class as well.


harold
harold

@Brendan

You should certainly go for it!  I have another year and half to two years (Part time).  But it will certainly be worth it.

A great piece of advice I have for you.

One Man says "it is too late to get his law degree it would take me 5 years and I am too old." 

the other Man says "How old will you be in 5 years." 

1st Man says "I will be 43 years old."

2nd man says "How old will you be in five years if you get your law degree?"

1st Man says "43 years old."

As you can see it doesn't matter how if it takes a little longer than expected as long as you get it done.

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @harold  Nothing like mandatory classes that have nothing to do with your major. I'm sure you took humanities. 

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Yup....I'm an Engineer so we didn't have a class like that.........but we had other mandatory classes that would make your hair curl.

bluefinn240
bluefinn240

@a57se @brendan  If only kids had to to old school research. I went to U of Maryland in 1990, it took 30 min to walk to library and when you found the books you needed they were in a different library, another 45 min walk.

Brendan
Brendan

@harold  I need to get my MBA. I'm a project manager by trade with a finance degree, it only makes sense to get my MBA. 

harold
harold

@a57se

I am a dual Project Mgmt Major/MBA.  So that class is a good one with all the research you need to do.  Especially when you have been out of school for a while and didn't use the new research techniques and formats required.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

OK, so they adapted it for technology....which makes sense. For a Science or Engineering major, that is a lot tougher because a lot of the intellectual property online is found behind pay walls.

harold
harold

@a57se

They actually include internet sourcing as well.  It is a cool class.   I took it just a few years back.

Brendan
Brendan

@harold  Oh, they do? This has delayed the complete destruction of my faith in humanity for another day. 

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Really? How do they do it now? The kids must really get frustrated if they can't use the internet to find what they need!

harold
harold

@a57se

Yes they still have the class.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se The entire premise "We posts lists and people love them and agree or hate them and btch about them." 


And gifs. Holy hell do they love gifs. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @williamg1 

First time I've heard of Buzzfeed.......not surprised something like that is popular!

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 My hate of Buzzfeed is palpable. The fact that people actually reference their lists as being definitive is maddening. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I never went to grad school (yet), so I can't say, but I'd fancy a guess that that class no longer exists with the advent of online directories. 

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @brendan  I'm still pissed that my grade school teachers told us we must, Must, MUST learn the Dewey Decimal System or else we wouldn't be able to function in life. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 To a point, nothing. I think entertainment has a lot of value, but the lowest common denominator in our collective intelligence wins out on the internet 99% of the time and that's disheartening. 

a57se
a57se

@brendan @a57se 

I wonder if Grad schools still have the paper search class.......I know that isn't the name of the actual class but most Graduate programs had a required class where you basically learned to do research in libraries and kids HATED that class because you'd have to read through huge books to find obscure facts. Today you can do it with one or two clicks......

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Well you can lead a horse to water.........though horse's butt is probably more appropriate for some!