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08-18-2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Writer View Post
The CHL needs 19 year old stars more than the AHL needs 19 year old first year pros. The CHL is the number 1 junior development league in the world, if you start chipping away at the level of competition in junior, it could have a negative impact on the league as a whole. In order for young players to develop they need to play against the best possible competition, i.e. older players. Example, 15 year old hot shot rookie Connor McDavid will be playing his first year in the OHL, in playing the Niagra Ice Dogs and Ryan Strome, McDavid develops into the best possible junior player he can be. No 19 year old not yet ready for the prime time big lights of the NHL rink was ever negatively impacted by playing an extra year in junior. The model is not broken, thus no need to fix it. I understand fans want to see their prospects move up the food chain as fast as possible, but lets think big picture here. The NHL needs the CHL.
What percentage of nhl players played in the chl?

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