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08-27-2007, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Alpine View Post
But could you imagine if CHL players could take the bursaries that they earn, and then were able to use them at NCAA schools if they choose not to go pro.
Wouldn't that be great.
Can you imagine if some how NCAA and CHL could work out an agreement in which players could stop playing the NCAA scholarship card to negotiate individual terms with CHL clubs.
Oh wait, if NCAA would allow CHL players to use their bursaries at their institutions.......then there'd be no bidding war between NCAA recruiters with big scholarships and CHL recruiters with individual education packages
I think both leagues (NCAA & CHL) are scared because they don't know what might happen if CHL players were allowed to go on to play NCAA hockey.

The NCAA is afraid all the top players would go to the CHL, and turn pro before playing in the NCAA. They'd never see the Kessels, Johnsons, etc. It would turn into the CIS.

The CHL is worried all the top players would leave the CHL for the NCAA at 18. The only 18 and 19 year olds left would be either 2nd tier guys, or guys not smart enough to get into university.

There's just too much to lose if the pendulum swings in the other direction.

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