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10-17-2012, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by hyster110 View Post
you really dont know how the NCAA works
His name is MN_Gopher, and the team he follows is thus the Golden Gophers of the NCAA. I am not an expert on the NCAA, but I wouldn't disagree that the NCAA seems to have a wide age gap, from top players right out of the US Under 18 program to older players who play in the US or Canada up to and including their overage year followed by up to 4 years of college. While not all the older players are "grinders," and not all the young players are the "talent," I think his comparison is valid.

CIS lacks the star power of the future or current NHL first round draft picks, but contains older players who are done their junior eligibility. In the CHL, all players must be junior eligible.

With the NCAA, there is a combination, some teams have junior eligible players (some of whom are the top NHL prospects), and some have the players who played 4 years of junior and are now in their 3rd or 4th year of college.

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