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07-27-2004, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by capn89
Fact - "all rookies wear down" is just cliché... It's like assuming that they suddenly start playing contact hockey for the first times in their lives when they reach the NHL. Granted, yes, the NHL is the highest level of hockey out there, but it's not like rookies are walking on from rec leagues in East-Bumble wherever. Which, (to reiterate my 2nd fact) Joni's play went south after the injuries.

I guess I'm just making all this up too.

There is a difference betwee a player playing in the OHL that plays 80+ games a year vs. a euro or college hockey player used to playing 40-50 games a year.

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