CHL Players Forming a Union? (Mod: Canadian Hockey League, aka junior)
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10-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Yeah, that's the one thing that the NCAA has to stand on from a legal ground -- they don't pay their players, they are student-athletes. The CHL may have done themselves in by paying their players, however little that is.
Personally, I think this is long overdue for the CHL players. They're bassically getting the worst of both worlds -- they sacrifice their education to be full-time athletes, get paid peanuts, and then the NCAA considers them professionals so they can't go there after.
To me, either their professional athletes who receive compensation for performing services (playing hockey), or amateurs. This whole tiptoeing the middle-ground makes no sense for the players.
I know that based on the players I knew who did the WHL route, their high school education was a bad experience. It prepares them horribly for even reaching uni entry grades and the percentage of kids that use the university route is nothing to brag about.
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