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#2349007 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 30 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

I'm with Mike on this one. Don't know how anyone can say they've seen CHL and NCAA and think NCAA is better. Peace.




#2348995 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Come to think of it I can't think of any who move from the CHL to the NCAA, anybody know of any?

When a player moves from the NCAA to the CHL they are a year better than they were in the NCAA.

 

Perhaps the older players play better defensively especially with the no fighting and icing

 

College has gotten better but still does not produce the quantity and caliber of the CHL




#2348987 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

If what you say is true the next player who goes to the CHL from college shouldn't score a lot more in a league in which scoring is similar. If what you say is true every player that went from D-1 to the CHL shouldn't score so much more in a league in which scoring is similar (GPG) to the one that they came from

 

Again, I would love for you to prove that that is true.




#2348981 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

The CHL provides more talent for the NHL but they are not as far along in their development (as hockey players or people for that matter) as college players because they are so much younger.

 

I would argue a lot of those younger CHL'ers are farther along in their development than most older NCAA players despite the fact that they are younger




#2348979 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

They score a LOT more because the competition is weaker, because they are much younger.

What you said would make since if there was a lot GPG (goals per game) in the CHL but there isn't.

 

Yours would make sense, but your assuming they score more because the competition is weaker, and your assuming the competition is weaker because they're younger. Totally different games, and CHL is way more similar to pro hockey




#2348969 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by number9 on 29 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

I named 4. There are a few more. All 4 of those players didn't just increase scoring but increased it by a lot. Skinner's got nothing to do with it, neither does Crosby, Fact is any time a player goes from D-! to major jr, they have a much easier time scoring because the competition is so much weaker because they are younger.

I will remind you about this the next time a player goes to the CHL from the NCAA and I guarantee you and will bet you anything that his production per game will increase by at least 50%.
You will probably have forgotten by then, I won't

 

Again scoring more has nothing to do with how good the hockey is. 




#2348256 How do we solve our PK issues?

Posted by number9 on 28 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

I wrote, very clearly, that last year NJD and LAK were 2 of the best defensive teams. Whcih is what helped them win the SC. You said they were not. Now I have pointed it out and proven my point, and you ask if I am following?????

How have you proven they were the 2 best defensive clubs? The only thing you've done is mention OUR defense and Howard.

 

St. Louis was the best defensive club. #1 in fewest goals against and #1 in fewest shots allowed. 

Besides Doughty, Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk are more valuable than anyone in LA's or NJD's defense core




#2348205 Finding a dance partner and rebuilding our team.

Posted by number9 on 28 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

Is this thread your personal blog? Before the ranting continues you might wanna check out the fact that we already have a top 10 ranked prospect pool http://www.hockeysfu.../team-rankings/




#2348189 How do we solve our PK issues?

Posted by number9 on 28 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

So goalies are now not part of the D? Interesting.....



These 2 groups are better than ours. A Lot better.

 

Uhhhhhh not sure what ur getting at cause I didn't say anything about our team. You claimed NJD and LA were the two best defensive squads, all I did was point out that you couldn't be more wrong.




#2344576 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Zberg (SNP) - Dats (PLY) - Toots (Shop Wrecker)
 




#2344500 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Your bottom 6 is supposed to create energy, grind down the other team, and maybe score a little bit. Tootoo does all 3 of those things.




#2344166 Lashoff

Posted by number9 on 21 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Watch: Lashoff comes in, immediately becomes the new Stuart. Almqvist comes in, immediately becomes the new Lidstrom. D-fixed.




#2342641 Everyone chill out!

Posted by number9 on 20 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Blues are one of the better teams this year and I could easily see them in the finals. They physically dominated us which I think validates the Tootoo signing. At this point though I wish Holland had chased Prust instead of Sammy.

Still just one game though, not losing my head just yet




#2340686 Trading up in the draft...?

Posted by number9 on 16 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

No way. I think we're far more likely to trade our draft picks for an already established NHL defenseman. Even a #1 or #2 pick doesn't guarantee NHL readiness, and the need is now, not in a year or two.




#2340494 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by number9 on 16 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

He'll be a fan favorite soon enough.


I called this back in the summer but I want to repeat it. Tootoo will be a beloved Wing soom enough. He is a hardworker on the ice and gentleman off of it. Meant to be a Wing. Fan Favorite.