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07-14-2011, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by The Healthy Scratch View Post
Would LOVE for you to get me a stat on how many players are 23 and over in the NCAA. Maybe 2%? And if they are playing in the NCAA still at that age, they probably aren't very good.
Its higher than that.

Part of what programs who aren't as big a draw in recruitment names do is bring in kids who are 21 years old as freshman in an attempt to stay more competitive. As of late, St. Lawrence has become one of those programs. As a result, you have leagues building up with kids who admittedly don't have quite the same high end skill but are good hockey players in men's frame.

A kid like McIlrath stands out in the juniors because of his size. He wouldn't stand out nearly as much in the NCAA.

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