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11-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Thank you Mr. Snider
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
If you look at the number of teams in the CHL, the # who have a No. 1 euro goalie really aren't that many. Also, the guy who's arguably been the best goalie in the OHL this year (Gibson) is an American. Mahalak, who is also having a really good year, is from Michigan. That's not helping Canadian development either - and changing the import rule won't stop Americans from playing.

I just think blaming our goalie problem on imports is way overblown.
Agreed. The CHL is focused on preparing players for professional hockey and/or post-secondary education. If that player is Canadian, great. If that player is American, great. If that player is European, great. The CHL doesn't care. It matters to Hockey Canada but the nationality of its players is not the CHL's focus or business.

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