Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Questions about USDNTP and the USHL

  1. #1
    Hoopo's Avatar
    Hoopo is offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Vancouver, BC
    Rep Power

    Dobber Sports Initiate

    Default Questions about USDNTP and the USHL

    I am curious about the US National Team Development program

    It seems like a pretty interesting setup. I gather they have the U18 and U17 teams split the season, playing against teams in the USHL. From what I can tell, the U18 team tends to dominate their portion of the season, and the U17 team tends to get poor results (presumably because they are all younger). Would having a U18 National team playing against other franchises not be a bit imbalanced? Is it believed this is made up for in the standings by having the younger U17 team play half the season? Does the overall quality of a U18 national Team inflate their stats somewhat due to the quality of teammates, and is this something that is considered when scouts evaluate talent? How does the USHL stack up to CHL leagues, and does the USNTDP tend to produce better prospects than the other USHL teams?

    I realize there's a lot here, I just rarely see any discussion of the USHL and I know there's a lot of knowledgeable people here
    10-team H2H points keeper league, keep 4
    G: 2, A: 2, SOG: 0.15, Hit: 0.15, Block: 0.15, W: 3.5, Sv: 0.025, SO: 6
    7 F, 3 D, 1 G

    2018-2019 Roster:
    F: Steven Stamkos, Evgenii Malkin, Nathan MacKinnon, Mitch Marner, Matthew Barzal, Nick Backstrom, Jeff Skinner, Evgenii Dadonov, Alex Debrincat
    D: John Carlson, Torey Krug, Zach Werenski
    G: Tuukka Rask, Robin Lehner

  2. #2
    vandalay's Avatar
    vandalay is offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Rep Power

    Dobber Sports Stud

    Default Re: Questions about USDNTP and the USHL

    One thing you need to know is that the U18 team doesn't just play against USHL teams. A large number of their games throughout the course of the season are against NCAA division 1 competition. So they are playing against 18-22 year olds regularly in the NCAA. And even in the USHL many of the players are 1-2 years older than them.

  3. #3
    agentzero's Avatar
    agentzero is online now
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Ottawa, ON
    Rep Power

    Dobber Sports Wizard

    Default Re: Questions about USDNTP and the USHL

    I think the conventional wisdom is that the USHL is a weaker league overall than the CHL, outside of some very strong USHL programs that compare favourably to top CHL programs. I think the main issue in knowing the difference is the coverage of the USHL, which for Canadians is much harder to come by than CHL coverage. The CHL gets covered so well in Canada I have to think that Americans can access that. The reverse isn't true. Makes it harder to evaluate IMO.
    Blades of Steel
    10 Team Full Keeper - Pts Only (G,A,W,SO)

    Crosby, Backstrom, Wheeler, Bergeron, Dadonov, Voracek, E.Lindholm, DeBrincat, Hoffman, Pastrnak
    Karlsson, Yandle, Pulock, Theodore, Montour
    Hellebuyck, C.Hutton
    Oshie, Zuccarello, Mantha, Toffoli, Nyqvist, Fabbri, Connor, S.Girard, Saros, Talbot

  4. #4
    mounD's Avatar
    mounD is offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Rep Power

    Dobber Sports Icon

    Default Re: Questions about USDNTP and the USHL

    The NTDP has produced some really great players over the past several years, with Matthews, Eichel, Keller, Hughes brothers just the past few seasons.
    Mound - Double Threat FHL

    10-Team Yahoo daily H2H Dynasty
    3C, 3LW, 3RW, 6D, 2G, 7Bn (IR)
    G, A, +/-, PPP, SHP, SOG, Hits, Blk, FoW // W, Sv, GAA, Sv%, SHO

    C: McDavid, Bergeron, Point, Barkov
    LW: Marchand, Landeskog, Marchessault, Lee
    RW: Laine, Stamkos, Hertl, Palmieri, Nino,
    D: Letang, Barrie, Weber, Ristolainen, Pietrangelo, Yandle, Gustafsson, Dumba*
    G: Bobrovsky, Holtby, Lehner, Greiss

    Farm: Borgstrom, Frost, L.Andersson, Kostin, Shinkaruk / Liljegren / Shestyorkin^ Husso, Comrie, Gillies, McDonald

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts