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08-05-2009, 08:24 PM
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Something to Prove [Kadri, Duchene, Schenn]

Hi folks,

Just thought I'd post an article from about Duchene, Schenn, and Kadri, all three of whom were cut from the Canadian World Juniors squad (for some reason I assumed Duchene made it ) last December, and how they plan to make the team this year, and if they do, the role they might play.

Here's the video:

And here's the article:

Matt Duchene, Brayden Schenn and Nazem Kadri shared the high point of their hockey lives when they were all selected within the first seven picks in June's NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.

Duchene, a forward with the Brampton Battalion, was picked third overall by the Colorado Avalanche. Schenn went fifth to the Los Angeles Kings from the Brandon Wheat Kings, and Kadri was drafted seventh by the Toronto Maple Leafs from the London Knights.

That wasn't all the trio had in common. They also shared the crushing disappointment of being released from the National Junior Team last December.

"It was heartbreaking. I thought I had a great shot going in," said Duchene. "I kind of expected it a little bit, because I just didn't have a great camp and didn't play even close to what I think I was capable of. That hurt the most."

"I was sitting in my hotel room, I think I got the call at like six in the morning," recalled Kadri. "I didn't get any sleep that night but when I finally got the call I kind of felt a little sick to my stomach. It was the first time I had been cut, but it was an experience for me. Hopefully it doesn't happen again."


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