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07-13-2008, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JrHockeyFan View Post
Perception varies on this. If you ask a fan in the OHL, the WHL style is to play a more defensive oriented game. There is also something to this in some NCAA programs. And yet if you look at this year's first round draft:

12 D men chosen: Doughty 2nd, Bogosian 3rd, Pietrangelo 4th, Del Zotto 20th, Cuma 23rd all from the OHL. Carlson at 27th is going to the OHL Knights. 4 from the WHL (Schenn 5, Myers 12, Teubert 13, Sbisa 19) 1 USHL Carlson27 , 1 Swede Karlsson 15, 1 high school gardiner 17. No D from NCAA first round (just 1 forward Wilson BU at 7th

The style a league plays can make offensive players look better or worse. The same goes for defensemen though too. There are good defensive defensemen in the O and good offensive defensemen in the W. It just makes it harder to tell sometimes
Players rarely ges drafted from NCAA as they usually play in high school 17 and go to NCAA at 18 so once they got drafted.

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