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01-05-2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg View Post
If there wasn't an advantage, then why would they go to the CHL? How often do you hear someone say, "European Player X is going to the OHL or WHL or Q to get more accustomed to the North American style of play."
They go for exposure. There's a lot more scouts in the CHL than in the european leagues. They might also want to show their commitment to making the NHL, by going abroad and playing on small ice. Regardless, there's nothing indicating that foreign kids develop better in the CHL than elsewhere.

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