College football, its almost 100% to redshirt freshman since there is no junior leagues.
Good point. When it comes to college hockey an 18 year old true freshman isn't the norm. There are plenty that are, but if you look at any roster the majority of guys are at least 19 as freshmen, sometimes 20 and even 21 in some cases.
Figured this might be the best place for this. Most recent NHL Central Scouting Rankings for North America. CHL running the show as always, but more so than normal. USHL numbers have dropped a bit this time around.
Yep, and he started the season as a 19-year-old to boot. Clendening's seemingly impressed everywhere he's been this year: Prospect camp, Rockford, the srimmage last night. He still needs to come along more defensively, but it's exciting to see him transition his offense so smoothly thus far, early, in his Pro career.
As much as I like Clendening, I don't think he makes Leddy expendable. Clendening is a much better PPQB. He's overall a better offensive Dman.. but Leddy's an elite skater (not to say Clendening's a poor skater) and because of that, is the better PMD overall. Chicago's system needs PMD's more than OFD's IMO, but in saying that, Clendening would certianly boost Chicago's PP whenever he's ready.
Jokerit lost 1-3 at home to Tappara. Ilari Filppula injured again, no points for TT who started the game on line with Riku Hahl and Steve Moses, line may have changed during the game. Re-match tomorrow in Tampere.