NCAA vs Major Junior: USA vs Canada

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  1. dink182

    dink182 Registered User

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    If you remember the previous discussions we had in previous threads, the USA vs Canada game will be an excellent opportunity to see how our development systems, playing styles, talent, and leagues compare. I can't wait!
     
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    True it will be a good chance to see how some of the high end talent matches up. But it won't give much of a gauge on how NCAA and CHL teams match up.
     
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    Well given that plenty of Canadians play in the NCAA and plenty of Americans play in the CHL, I'm not so sure.
     
  4. I'll go with the others. This isn't a CHL vs. NCAA show.

    Hell, the USA has 2 CHL players on their team while Canada has 1 NCAA player...so Team USA has tapped into the CHL more than Team Canada has tapped into the NCAA. :p
     
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    It would be 3 if you consider Fritsche CHL.
     
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    No your right. 1 game is not going to write the book on the state of NCAA vs CHL, but it's better than nothing. How many chances do you get to see such a direct comparison? Most of Team Canada is high end talent from Major Junior, and most of team USA is high end talent from NCAA. It will be able to see how the players accustomed to the CHL's rough and tumble physical play with the red line compares to playing with more finesse and no red line in the NCAA.
     
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    I have seen games from both leagues and i have to ssay that the CHL is better just because of the depth. i watched michigane last year and they were supposed to be one of the best teams in the country and they didnt impress me at all (side note, nystrom sucks). meanwhile i saw the icedogs play and every player was good.
     
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    Not to mention the number of Slovaks, Czechs, Finns and on, and on, that play in the CHL as opposed to the NCAA. The CHL is the top junior system in the world, period.
     
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    I'd say the top NCAA teams (top 10-15) are generally at a higher level of play than all the CHL teams.
    The players of the CHL, as a whole, are definately more talented but the NCAA players are older and simply more physically mature.

    For instance, every year there's a good number of average skilled overagers that dominate the CHL - not because they're necessarily that good but because they're older. If I'm not mistaken, this year it's the '83s.
    The majority of NCAA seniors this year are '80 and '81 born.

    Although their talent may close some of the gap, it's a tall order to expect a group of '83-'87s to beat a team of '80-'85s - especially a highly ranked, talented group of '80-'85.
     
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    What makes you think that the NCAA isn't attracting any Europeans? The NCAA has more Europeans playing in it than you might think.
     
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    The CHL produces by far, more quantity and more quality NHLers...bottom line.
     
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