Re: D call up
posted at 12/8/2010 1:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: D call up
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: D call up : Again your hyperbole ruins your argument and I am left to think that you really don't know what you're talking about. Ryan Suter, J.M. Liles, Eric Johnson, Jack Johnson, Mike Komisarek, Alex Goligiski, Jordan Leopold, Andy Greene are just a few of the better American born college players in the NHL. These guys aren't even on the same level as junior guys? Check again. And if your argument is College vs. Junior, why does it matter where they were born? Dan Boyle was college defensmen at Miami-Ohio, should he be thrown out because he was born in Canada? Same with Kevin Bieksa. Makes no sense. Try to focus your argument. I think you are arguing from a perspective of Canadian patriotism, not logic. Canadian junior probably develops the best, and most, defensmen. But the NCAA regularly puts good d-men in the NHL. Europe too. Sorry, that's just the way it is. Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE] Your missing my point... Im talkin about quality... you named 5 good defenseman..If you want to consider komisrek, poti, alberts, Boyle, winsneiski, or matteau, tim gleason -Good defenseman, sorry... Brooks orpik is a good defenseman, no question, maybe great... Do you take them over doughty, campbell, anyone on team canada's roster? Shea weber, seabrook... there are maybe five colleges that regularly send guys to the pros.. take out michigan, bc and bu... and its feww and far between.
Posted by TheShepherd[/QUOTE]
Shep, I'm sorry, I just don't think you follow or know much about college hockey. I agree the better d-men are coming from Canadian junior, but they are generally still on the same level.
Colleges that regularly put guys in the pros:
Other Hockey east schools have a handful and random other schools have more than you think (Dartmouth - David Jones, Galiardi, Stempniak, Tanner Glass to name a few).