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08-22-2012, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by The Exiled One View Post
If you can be under contract with an NHL team and get paid to play in the league, you are a professional. If there are professionals in the league, it is a professional league.
Yes, that's what the NCAA believes.

According to anyone else, they are not professionals. They are high school kids who happen to be very good at hockey, and are paid a stipend (not a salary) for their dedication to their teams.

It is a developmental league, preparing players to play professionally or in post-secondary environments.

Unless you also believe that the USNTDP is also professional league, because they're trying to prepare players the same way.

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