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01-10-2010, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
I think the CHL is pretty overrated. A player from the NCAA can very well be NHL ready, in fact he plays against older competition on average. The only concern could be the few games in the NCAA. Going from a ~40 game schedule to the 82+ game schedule is quite a difference.
Just because the competition is older doesn't mean it's better.

The learning curve from the NCAA to the NHL is just bigger IMO. You rarely see a guy come straight out of the NCAA to the NHL and have an amazing rookie year without a good amount of growing pains.

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