C/W William Nylander - Modo, SHL (2014, 8th overall, Toronto)
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01-02-2013, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Playing in SEL-2 would be a step up from SuperElit, but also a bit riskier I think with injuries and such I can imagen, puck-hogs are targeted...
Question; is the NCAA competitve enough for elite talent? Will it hold him back playing for a NCAA team or would it be a great way to get used to NA hockey?
Toews played NCAA for two seasons(draft year, and then another year). Yes, NCAA is very competitive for a 17 year old. Obviously you have to be an exceptional talent to play at his age, but I think he qualifies. Unless he's planning to go there post-draft, in which case I don't think it's a good alternative anymore, because he has to play SuperElit another year then where he's already too good.
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