USA and Canada developmental systems

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  1. RW8

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    After hearing the announcers for the USA vs Belarus game mentioning how the US system was different than canada's I was just wondering how they both worked?

    I know nothing about the USA's system so if someone could explain it to me that would be great.

    For Canada's I think it's you're drafted into the CHL from rep leagues(AAA) then drafted to an NHL club from there.. but what relation does Junior A and B have to that? and what age are players drafted into the CHL?
     
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    well 1 big difference is that guys playing canadian juniors start at 15/16 but guys going to us colleges don't start there till they are 17/18...and then the junior guys turn pro between 18-20, but college guys can stay in school for 4 years and turn pro at 21-22...

    so many times the junior guys are more advanced at a younger age, but the ncaa players are more mature when they turn pro..(you can argue which is better)
     
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    The basic fundamental differnece is this.

    Canada's system tries to get as many prospects out there as possible.

    America's system is basically getting the best prospects together and working on them (known as the hotbed system).

    Canada's works because there are so many players, the U.S. works because they maximize the skill of the fewer players they have.
     
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    Canadian Hockey receives Millions of dollars from the NHL to develope player which allows a broader base (more players involved) the USA Hockey recieves nothing they are on their own - This is a major difference.
     
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    I'd like to know what you think could be the reasons as for why Quebec isn't producing as many quality forwards for the junior team or the NHL as the West provinces? (quebec-born players, not imports)
     
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    Its pretty damn hard to go to college and play hockey when you are 17. 99% are 18-19
     
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    Well there was Thelen, Montoya, Bertram, Matsumoto, Hensick, Stafford, etc...
     
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    One theory I have is that being a goalie is a more glorified position in Quebec Culture thanks to Roy and Brodeur. So if all the kids want to be goalies, only the best athletes will be any good.

    Therefore, the kids that could normally be good forwards, spend too much time trying to be goalies??? :dunno:

    Just and idea...
     
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    The NHLPA contributes approximately $1M to the US NTDP each year. It contributes nothing to the CHL.
     
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    All teams receive money from the NHL when one of their players is drafted. It doesn't matter if that player is from the CHL, Europe or the U.S.
     
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    As of this year, there are more kids playing hockey in the US than there are in Canada.
     
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