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10-26-2012, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by usahockey22flyers View Post
James' decision in going to UNH wasn't about hockey, it was the thought of life after hockey that made him want to do two years in college.
I actually find that logic quite weird. Two years in college isn't much, especially considering the first year is basically a throw away year, and you don't get deep into the specifics of whatever you're studying in second year, either (especially in the US/Canada). If he was to actually get a degree, that'd be different, although I guess he can always just finish whatever he started. Still, I'd wager he didn't get much education in those two years. But that's just personal opinion, of course.

What's also personal opinion is that, yes, he would have turned out better, but I don't know by how much. It's little more than a gut feeling based on how the CHL schedule and life is more akin to playing in professional men's leagues. But no one can really say with any certainty what would've happened in his particular case.

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