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11-30-2010, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SolkaTruesilver View Post
Wait. We are not talking about Latendresse, mate.
But in comparison to the skaters he will competing against at the WJHC, he may well seem 'Latendresse-like.' The issue here is not a long-term forecast as to any player's ultimate ability. We are talking about a competition that will be starting in less than 30 days. If one has to discuss any player's projected improvement in any phase of that player's skating ability, that player should be removed from consideration. Only players that can skate and compete at an elite level - today- should be chosen. Bournival, at least in this writer's perspective, cannot yet skate at this level. That is why the WJHC is called a 19 year tournament, with only those exceptional players who are younger, ever having an impact in the tournament. Just look at Subban - a fringe player in his first tournament and dominant in his second one. Pick the biggest, fastest players. We will sorely need them in 30 days.

That is all.

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