(Not a Crosby thread! Imagine that!) Anyhow, I watched the QMJHL game last night, it was darn entertaining. I like this Rimouski goaltender, and yeah Crosby played well (get that out of the way). However one thing I really, really noticed. I'm sure this will draw some ire from Q fans, but it's darn true and I think if you step back and look at the three leagues, you will notice this as well. The Q has some terrible blueliners. Like, wow, really bad compared to the other leagues. For a while last night I thought I was watching a BCHL game there. The Q has a bunch of really talented forwards, but man the D-men are bad. We knew this for years mind you, few good blueliners make it out of the Q compared to the OHL or WHL, but yikes, rarely did I see the difference between the three leagues so profoundly on a night like that. Now, in relation to Crosby which I'm sure most people will immediatly get to, I don't know. He's super talented and I think he'd be doing well no matter what league. But in particular, I wonder if other top youngsters get more points than they would in the OHL or WHL due to the poor quality on the blueline out there in Quebec? It just seems, particularly out here in the 'Dub, that they play so much more of an NHL defense. There are 3 or 4 goals scored in that Rimouski/Gatineau game that I do not believe would have seen the light of day out here, and I assume it's the same in the OHL. Q fans are quick to point to the GAA's out there these days, and statistically speaking they are somewhat correct. I believe the goaltenders out there offset a great deal of it mind you, but I do notice a difference every time I watch a QMJHL game. Do we overvalue guys who put up big points in the Q? Do you agree the bluelines are that much worse? Do you believe it makes a difference at all? Discuss!