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08-11-2011, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lacrosseguy View Post
Sorry, CDN fan here live in St John watched the Sea Dogs on a regular basis also watched roughly 25 games of Hockey East each year for the past 6 years as part of my hockey portfolio, there is no comparsison between NCAA and Major junior, simply NCAA is better and should be, age of athletes much different....Cdn colleges in the East, UNB, ST Fx, Acadia etc play NCAA schools like BU, BC, Northeastern, Maine can play the US colleges and compete but to suggest Major Teams is not accurate. In the same breathe nor can USHL teams compete against NCAA teams or CDN college.
Having said that in some cases depending on the individual player MJR junior is a better route than college hockey, as because the rigours of the MJR season really mirrors that of pro hockey 70 games, back to backs, bus rides etc.....not for ALL but for some it is a better option( I personally think Coyle would benefit from Mjr junior). You really have to look at the indidvidual athlete and determine what their opportunities for growth as a player are.
Huberdeau, Phillips, Galiev, Beaulieau, Jurco would all be top 6 guys or in Beaulieaus case top 4 defence, some others could make a NCAA team but by in large not many.
Proud CDN here but it is what it is !
Finally some good insight Thanks for giving MTL some perspective.

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