Thread: News Article: Hunter's working on getting Tinordi
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07-20-2010, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
I can see pros and cons to both avenues...

If he plays OHL...
-he'll go to a pro style organisation in London that has a good track record in developing NHL talent
-he'll get to drop the gloves more than in the NCAA improving taht aspect of his game
-he'll have a longer/more grueling season, preparing him for the grind and travel of the NHL

If he plays NCAA
-he'll play against older/better players that are 18-22 and not 16-20 like in the OHL
hence the calibre of opposition is higher
-he'll have less games and more gym/practise time to fill out his frame and get stronger
I can't say that I agree with this. Playing against more mature guys with okay skill levels does not translate to a "higher calibre opposition". If it was higher calibre the NCAA would command a bigger slice of the pie in terms of being NHL player sources. As it stands it is hard to dispute that those 16 to 20 years olds he would play in the OHL aren't higher quality. Especially when it comes to fast players with truly excellent puck handling skills. A real challenge to the D

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