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12-22-2010, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dakota Sioux View Post
Derek Forbort and Brock Nelson made the World Junior team and Sioux recruit Rocco Grimaldi got cut. A bit surprised on Brock making it but apparently he had a great camp. The reason they gave for Rocco getting cut was because of his size but they loved his speed.Plus being only 17 might of had somethig to do with it too.Forbort was a no brainer.
I've seen him play once and also heard lots of good things about Grimaldi. I'm sure he'll be back on the US WJ teams over the next few years. Sometimes getting cut can really motivate a player. Most players (even the best) get cut at some point in their careers. If everything is handed to a player on a golden plate that might be fine for hockey skill development but does nothing to build the overall character and maturity of the player.

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