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01-17-2013, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by razor ray View Post
After winning the World Juniors, as well as reviewing hockey enrollement in the USA, I'm really surprised how few Americans are in the top part of the ranking. In the Midterm Ranking for the North Americans Skaters here is what is looks like for the top 40:

#1 Jones
#13 Ernie
#20 Compher
#21 McCoshen
#25 Hartman
#28 Lodge
#31 McCarron
#32 Hurley
#36 Pesce
#37 Bailey

Of the top 19 players:
15 Canadians
2 Americans
2 International

To me having only 2 Americans in the top 19 is really not that great. It seems like the last few drafts the American numbers for top tier players is getting worse, not better.

Well one factor to consider is that only two of those listed players were on the gold medal team.

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