Commandant Posted August 1, 2022 Share Posted August 1, 2022 1 hour ago, Fanpuck33 said: Well, the big schools make a lot of money off of football and basketball. Must sports at most schools are just trying to scrap by. Student athletes also get a lot. Tuition, room and board, elite trainers and facilities, top notch health care, etc. That's probably six figures a lot of places, plus now athletes can make money off of their name, image, and likeness while still in school. Sure, it kind of crazy how the top football/basketball players are making pennies compared to what their programs bring in, but that is not true for most sports at most schools. All that being said, it seems like the NHL could simply allow teams to invite players to training camp without having to sign and pay them. Like in golf, amateurs can still play professional events and simply not take their winnings. 1) Everything in the first paragraph is true. Very few NCAA schools are making money on hockey. Maybe like some of the Boston schools, Minnesota, Wisconsin, but the majority are not. 2) Not that simple. There are two issues. Simply playing a pre-season game would lose the players eligibility, even a rookie game. Similar to the OHL, once you play in a league where people have contracts you lose the eligiblity (just like CHL rule). There are exceptions for the World Championships and Olympics, but there isn't for NHL exhibition/rookie games. Secondly, the NCAA is still an educational institution. Players need to be in school when school is running. If the school is having classes, the players need to be there and not at an NHL training camp. They could lose academic eligibility to play. This works in Summer Camps cause most schools aren't running, but by mid-September when Rookie Camp starts, and then training camp going into October, we are talking about a lot of missed classes which isn't allowed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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