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01-04-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WarriorofTime View Post
The development of good hockey players around the world should be a greater goal than Canada winning even more World Juniors Gold Medals than they already do. It's good for the NHL and game as a whole if more people around the world are playing hockey at a higher level.

Besides, your Junior Leagues certainly benefit from the addition of players such as Yakupov, Grigorenko, and Jones so it's a win-win for both parities involved.

I think you're making too much of an issue of it anyways. On the US team that beat Canada only Galchenyuk, Hartman, Biggs, Trochek, Jones, Murphy, Sieloff, and Gibson currently play in the CHL. All of them could have easily played in the NCAA but chose the CHL for their own personal reasons whether it be to be a higher draft pick like Jones and Galchenyuk or they were unhappy with their playing time in the NCAA like Biggs. They weren't necessarily better than the NCAA guys like Gaudreau, Miller, Kuraly, Trouba, Reilly, and McCabe.
Just for the record one other American played in the CHL last year however your point is well taken.

I think many players feel that the CHL is the best way to go to prepare for an NHL career.

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