Time to revamp the USNTDP?

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  1. Bicycle Repairman

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    Seems this program is hit and miss at best, and perhaps the better strategy would be to adopt the Canadian junior model. More resources pumped into growing the NAHL and USHL may be the route to go, as it provides a more competitive environment for young players.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT: Changed "dismantle" to "revamp" in title.
     
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  2. Reilly311

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    Because they finished 4th in this perticular tournament? Yeah, lets just blow it up.
     
  3. I am all for killing children if they fall down a week after they learn to walk.
     
  4. Marshall

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    Yes. Please define 'hit and miss at best'. Thank you.
     
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    Well, Canada hasn't won gold medal in WJC since '97 so I think they should dismantle the CHL. :lol
     
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    People should relax, the program is and will be fine.
     
  7. MePutPuckInNet

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    what a freaking ridiculous question...
     
  8. Douggy

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    I hope people realize that he is joking.
     
  9. Lessy

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    I agree that the program is just fine, but I also believe that there were several questionable omissions from this WJC team. Johnson, and Thelen to name a few that could have helped that US blueline that was often victimized throughout.
     
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    Not joking. Just asking questions.

    Is it not customary for organizations to thoroughly review how they go about things after not achieving the results they had hoped for?
     
  11. Ziggy Stardust

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    Like winning the gold at last years WJC?
     
  12. Fedz

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    Honestly, I think the NTDP, is a great stepping stone to something that will be great for American hockey. USA hasn't had these kinds of prospects in a LONG time, and is on the upswing for sure.

    USA is finally developing solid prospects, as well as some VERY good top end talent. Phil Kessel, Jack Johnson, Joseph Palmer, Erik Johnson, Ben Strait, Chad Morin are all great young players that will more than likely go 1st round in 2006, and are currently in my top 30. They also have prospects such as Bobby Ryan, Robbie Schrmep and Kyle Okposo who haven't used the program that are developing quite nicely.

    I mean USA won the WJC last year for the 1st time in years, the NTDP is on the upswing, and should not be labelled a "hit or miss" thing.
     
  13. King'sPawn

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    Schremp definitely "used" the program, not for his developement though.
     
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    Great post. Plus getting rid of Sandelin ?spelling? would cure a minor hiccup. IMO Mike Eaves would have gotten this team back to the finals.
     
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    Agreed, but he is american whether you all like it or not.
     
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