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03-29-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by do0glas View Post
So i am not familiar with all the different levels.

if sgarbossa was tearing it up in CHL..or OHL...cant remember. how does that competition level translate to college level competition?
That's an argument that's gone on for a while - What's better for a players development?

Whether or not any of these guys can translate what they've done in College, Overseas, or in the CHL to the pros is different for each player.

The CHL has players as young as 15 or 16 and go up to age 20 (sometimes 21?).

College players range from 18 - 23, so you'd think that the guys 20 and up are more physically mature.

Sgarbossa had an incredible season (the Wolves were swept in the opening round of their playoffs) but he's still projected to be a good 3rd liner. Just becuase players light it up in the CHL doesn't mean they will in the NHL (see James Sheppard).

There's really no answer as to which level of competition is better in my opinion.

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