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04-23-2009, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
This is why you see as an example the Canadian u-18 teams built and thicker than their opposition.
That comes more with the fact that Canada has such a huge number of players to pick from and naturally the physically most developed ones are the ones that are chosen for the national teams (and also the junior teams). Although some have speculated that there's no doping control in CHL and these kids take "extra supplements" during off season training... You may also not be aware of the fact that Finnish kids develop physically much slower than North Americans. Like I said in another post, many Finnish coaches, journalists and scouts have noted how in recent years Canadian kids have playoff beards in in WJC tournaments while our kids barely have pubic hair.

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