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10-31-2013, 01:21 PM
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mfrerkes
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Originally Posted by Avsrule2002 View Post
Yep, we sure can. But I would also have to say the skill level of the CHL has dropped noticeibly in the last few years. I was watching a tape of an Eagles/Tarantulas game from about 10 years ago, and the speed and skill was quite a bit better than the Cutthroats/Rush game I attended last year.
We agree 100% on this as well. I expect the CHL's aggregate talent level to continue its decline due to the league's rapidly failing business model. However, as of right now, it is not in SPHL territory.

Somebody needs to shut the CHL down before good markets like Rapid City are damaged irreparably. I hope this ownership change last season (where the team owners bought the CHL) leads to a break-up of this hazardous situation. You can't expect franchises like Missouri and Wichita to underwrite all the dead weight new CHL markets like Saint Charles and Denver have been producing.

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