You can't compare stats at this age and with these teams.
by Old Vet
Frankly, Howden and Weal are great players.
How that will translate into the pro game remains to be seen.
I for one was dead wrong years ago when I though McArdle would be a stud and score 40 50 points per season at the NHL level. He hasn't and won't. He was fast, had a great shot, worked hard and was physically stronger than most his age. Not to mention very intelligent on and off the ice. Just never got it together. Still love the player and was a deadly WHL player. Fun to watch and always played extremely well.
We will see in about 5 years how it works out. I do wish them both all the best though in their careers. They both have worked extremely hard to get to the point they are at and I hope it works out for both of them. GREAT players.