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More CHL Stuff

(Thanks to the Junior Hockey Blog for finding this link)

Pat Hickey wrote an article in The Gazette, a Montreal newspaper, that was critical of Hockey Canada's Parent Information Manual.

Hickey's concerns were pretty similar to mine, with a few interesting points added in, including:
There are approximately 250 major junior graduates in the NHL, which is impressive until you figure out that means an average of four players from each of the 60 CHL teams and, when you spread that number over the lifespan of an NHL player, it means that each team will produce one NHL player every two or three years.

Another interesting thing that was pointed out to me was how Hockey Canada hasn't hesitated to promote Jonathan Toews after he won two World Junior gold medals and a gold medal with Canada at the World Championships this spring, despite not really recognizing the development route that he took.