It's hard to fault a kid who grows up in Ontario, Quebec, the Pacific Northwest or any other areas with heavy CHL presence and not much college hockey from going that route.
I only have WHL where I live but don't care for the NASCAR crowd only cheering for the fights, thus nchc.tv is a life saver. More and more people are saying the college schedule is better for weight training.
Brad is looking like a big homer on Twitter trying to fault the league for one kid signing young. Academia isn't for everyone. I'd rather we not get kids on campus who won't attend classes.
NTDP is a great team, this year they had a winning record against D-1 competition but highly unlikely they beat a London team that features the like of Marner, Dvorak and Tkachuk...as for London having little depth, their roster has 8 drafted NHL players and 8 players currently ranked by the NHL CSS, five of them in the first four rounds and three in the first round. Obviously the depth is there.