Reilly wrote:ou don't have to read anything. Just look at where they're playing right now. Kessel is in college. Johnson is in highschool. How would Johnson be anywhere close to Kessel in terms of readiness?
Bouwmeester went from the WHL to the NHL. The CHL is the best league for players neing prepared in the NHL. No one should comparing Bouwmeester's progress to where Johnson is.
So just because Kessel is in college and Johnson is not, Kessel is automatically more NHL-ready? I honestly don't know which is more ready (I don't think either will make the jump right now), but I know that a half-dozen months' age difference doesn't amount to much.