Thread: Proposal: The Matt Gilroy Project
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03-07-2011, 03:46 PM
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One big reason

Most of the very most talented players in college hockey are signed before their junior year. Look at Paul Kariya, Stastny, any number of others. There are certain exceptions. Most Hobey Baker winners and highest scorers are the oldest in the NCAA. Being the best player at age 23-25 in the NCAA is not nearly as big a deal as being a finalist in say, your sophomore year.

Gilly was 24 when he won the hobey baker. And the pace of the game in the NCAA is a little slower, so his skating gave him an offensive edge. If all players had to stay all 4 years once committing to the NCAA, it would be a much more competitive award.
Great answer...I never really thought of it that way..

Thank you..

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