Americans getting drafted in the CHL

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  1. edgevolution

    edgevolution GO USA!

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    What determines what CHL league an american gets drafted into? Since where you get drafted depends on what province you live in, what decides where an american plays? Thanks for any help.
     
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    QMJHL (Connecticut, Massachussets, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont)

    OHL (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin)

    WHL (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) from savi (thread from 09)

    If you're bypassed in your home league, you can seek a different league (Giroux?-even though he was a Canadian in OHL territory who went to the Q )

    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=640545
     
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  4. edgevolution

    edgevolution GO USA!

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    Thanks a ton! :handclap:
     
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    You can build 3 team of americans in the OHL and 2 and a half in WHL.The Q have only 5 or 6 americans.
     
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    And two of them are from Connecticut.

    I think most of the american QMJHL draft eligibles end up playing college hockey, especially at BC or BU.
     
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    Alot of the reason for low US numbers in the Q is language based.
     
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    Do all the coaches of the Quebec-based team (or maybe even the others) speak in French to their teams?
     
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    I think almost every team's coach is bilingual or has a coach that can speak the minority language, but the thing is like in towns like Chicoutimi, Baie-Comeau, Rimouski, Val d'Or, and Rouyn-Noranda everybody in the town speaks French. Talk about a culture change.

    The other thing the Q only allows 1st year draft eligible players to be drafted in the first five rounds. So by the time a team takes a flyer on an American kid at 17 he most likely has a college commitment where as in the OHL and the WHL allow teams to draft first year eligible players from the 1st round to the last. More teams can take a flyer on a n American when the player most likely hasnt made his college commitment.
     
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    Saint John, Moncton and Halifax have coaches that don't speak French (for Saint John, our captain has always acted as translator for french players on and off ice). I believe Cape Breton's coach does also. Every other coach, as far as I know, speaks French first, with only some of them being able to speak English.
     
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    I mean today,there are a lot of bilingual people everywhere in Quebec,and they have studies program in english,that should not be a problem.
     
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    I was looking at those numbers a few weeks or so ago and I am a bit surprised that none of the Maritime Q teams have "specialised" themselves at brining in kids from New England. After all the language/cultural issues that the teams based in Quebec face won't be there for a team based in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick (Or Maine).
     
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    Alot of remote PQ it is hard to find English spoken.
    Ie Val D'or , La Sarre, Senneterre etc. I travel thru these towns alot and it is very difficult if you cannot speak French.
    This makes it very difficult for a kid from the US.
     
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    They have had a lot of trouble recruiting guys. Patrick Roy (Quebec) is the best in the league, but for the most part, US kids won't come north (even if there was a guaranteed no-trade clause and education).
     

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