Greg the Mule (no login) Posted Feb 4, 2012 4:52 PM
The Steel have not had a ton of success in the USHL, but even as a low-end USHL organization, pleas do not ever say playing on an NAHL team would be a better situation for a player. The USHL is THE place to play if you want to move up to D-1 and be an impact player. The NAHL sends a few 20-21 year old players, typically to D-1. What coaches are finding is the players in many cases have reached a peak and do not improve much. They then have 24-25 year old kids playing on the fourth line. This is not a good situation for colleges. The USHL will get younger and the NAHL will send even less to D-1 in the future.