LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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11-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Sure the major junior leagues have more first and second rounders, but the college teams are older, strong guys. It's not much of a difference in the level of play. NCAA tends to be a more defensive league, whereas MJ is a more wide open game. It would be great to see NCAA teams face MJ teams but unfortunately we don't get to see that. Personally I think the top teams from each league would be pretty close.
The Canadian university teams do play college teams preseason and usually get beaten by NCAA teams
Also, the NCAA is the best amateur league in the world because the leagues you listed aren't amateur leagues. They are professional because the players get paid.
The CHL teams have higher talent but NCAA may have more depth. But if you want to classify the CHL has "professional" because they get $44 dollars a week , then NCAA is best amatuer league. But CHL is by all means an amateur league
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