They would get killed by the Russians, Swedes, Fins etc. Those countries have excellent players not in the NHL.
Agreed. Our best junior players can't even medal consistently anymore, and people want them to be thrown to the wolves? Even further, if NHLers are getting injured at this event, what about kids who are probably not as strong? If they get injured badly, how will their futures be affected as players who are in the middle of their development?