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Kyle Turris to the Vancouver Giants?

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02-06-2007, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Yeah, look at all those crappy NCAA players in the league, like Paul Kariya and Dany Heatley Brian Rolston and Chris Drury and Thomas Vanek and Rod Brind'Amour, Rob Blake, Erik Cole, Shawn Horcoff, Mike Cammalleri, Brian Gionta, Brian Rafalski, John Madden, Zach Parise, Martin St. Louis, etc, etc. College sure stunted them from turning into star players.

Just look at how crappy Kevin Bieksa has been on Vancouver after playing college hockey at Bowling Green.

but compare that to the list to the list of sucessful chl players

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02-06-2007, 03:25 PM
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The point was that playing college hockey won't hinder Turris' development. But I guess it went over some people's heads...

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02-06-2007, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kaberlefan15 View Post
but compare that to the list to the list of sucessful chl players
yeah but CHL is more popular for Canadian kids so the list will be longer for the CHL. I can name probably 10 former NCAA American players before I can name 5 former American CHL players in the nhl right now. Because NCAA hockey is popular then the CHL in the US.

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02-06-2007, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kaberlefan15 View Post
but compare that to the list to the list of sucessful chl players
That's not the point. The point was, as Ziggy said, plently of great players come out of the NCAA. It doesn't kill a player's development. If you go back and read the thread, you'll see that.

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02-06-2007, 05:23 PM
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I am sure this has been addressed but why can't he just play in the CHL and not take any money. I think I remember hearing the NCAA won't accept that because they can not guarantee he didn't take any money but they allow basketball players to enter the draft as long as they pay for everything themeselves. How can the NCAA guarantee that they paid for everything but say that they can't guarantee the hockey players took no money?

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02-06-2007, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Form and Substance View Post
Yeah because we all know playing against some of the best Americans in the 20-24 age group will (jordan) stall your development. What absolute twaddle. And hell I can make a solild case that the WHL isn't even the best CHL league.
The Whl is imo the best chl league. The Ohl and the Qhjml are way too open especially after the lockout, scoring is too high and you see that some of the best players are just having fun on the pp's. They're both fast leagues but the Nhl isn't as high of a scoring league. The Whl isn't only a fast league but it's physical and even you can improve your two-way game alot. So kids who have tremendous skills (let's say Turris) and improved their two-way play in the dub will be much more ready for the NHL. I"m not saying the Ncaa is out of the picture while talking about developpement...d-1 Ncaa hockey is also a good developpement hockey league.

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