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03-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wondercarrot View Post
yes, because the military drafts 15 and 16 year old kids, dispatches them off to far off places and doesnt pay them, and your odds of staying in the military and making a career of it are also in the vicinity of 0 %

The way you describe it, you'd think that most of the kids in the CHL actually ever earn money in some form of hockey, and that they should be grateful that there are business owners out there that are willing to let them chase their dreams by working for free while they line their pockets with free labour.

is it fun for the kids? probably. they get to play hockey - what kid who loves hockey doesnt like to play hockey. that's not the point.

why dont you find a list of business or sports leagues that employ children as young as 15/16, essentially forces them to play in cities that could be a thousand plus miles from home in for profit enterprises that dont pay said employees.

just because they sign up for it doesnt make it a good system.
what other choice do they have? to NOT play. not much of a choice is it?
do you think its OK for the NCAA to rake in billions of the backs on unpaid athletes who cant even get a free lunch without putting the entire program at that school in danger of suspension? at least those guys get scholarships and have their post secondary education paid for.
So people don't make careers out of the military? People are in for twenty years and retire with pensions but that's besides the point.
Look junior hockey is this way for a reason the players sign up to play and like I said no one forces them to play. If they don't want to play in junior hockey they can go the college route. If you don't like it then don't support or watch the league. It's as simple as that.

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