Why don`t OHL teams... (EDIT give OJHL players a shot?)
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01-25-2012, 09:44 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
There is never really one real reason. Usually a multitude of them.
There are a mix of kids who can play in the OHL right now (Drake Caggulia and Devin Shore are two that stick out right away), but most of them want a top end education package, and teams are very shy to give those out. They are not going to walk away from a full ride at North Dakota and Maine respectfully for a standard OHL education packege.
Another reason are that by the time players are at the level they are, they are 18-19, and OHL tams would rather invest in a 17 year old, and truthfully, the 19 year old probably doesn't want to go to the OHL for only a single year of schooling paid for.
Third, and its a bigger factor then a lot of OJHL people like to mention, is the league has really been watered down over the past ten years. The rapid expansion has really diluted the product. They are finally making moves to fix it, but it will take a while to get there.
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