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03-02-2013, 06:03 PM
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hockeylegend11
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Originally Posted by Ottomatic View Post
My wish would be to sell the team, but then start up a Canadian equivalent to the US-NTDP, give top 16 and 17 yr old Canadian kids who are considering the NCAA a high level place to play for a couple years until the reach college age. I think a lot of the kids who get drafted at 16 into the OHL almost have to play in the CHL otherwise they have to play down a level for a couple years and stunt their development and head into their NHL draft year playing tier two. Top American kids can play on the U18 team and keep their college eligibility.
Not financial feasible as a business,the USDTP team in 23 home games at Ann Arbor

is averaging 289 yes 289 per game in attendance,heck La Salle Vipers do much better

then that

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