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11-24-2010, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Hale The Villain View Post
He's outperforming Johansen, Niederreiter and Ross this year by a lot. Yeah he's 17 but he's crazy underrated and has chemistry with Ross and Johansen. In a 6 game tourney putting players who already know each other's strengths, weaknesses and tendencies on the ice is a huge advantage. Plus he's performed well enough to make the team, if he was 19 he'd be getting a long look that's for sure.

If I was making the team I wouldn't care if he's 16 or 19. If he's going to help the team win the gold I put him on the team.
I love Rattie and think he's a great player, but chemistry or not Team Canada brass tends to not take 17 year olds. It's just the way it is.

I think he deserves an invite for sure, but if he doesn't get one I wouldn't be shocked for a second.

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