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02-27-2011, 10:59 AM
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Regarding Turris - remember he was a dominant player at the 2007 - 08 World Juniors? He led Canada in scoring 7 games 4 goal 4 assists. I was ecstatic that he was the real deal. A legit #1 centre for the future. Commentators raved about his amazing shot and two way play.

He played on a line with Brad Marchand and Claude Giroux. With the terrific years they are both having (in the NHL) it makes me wonder how much they were responsible for his success at that tournament.

Similarly, we traded UP to get Sjostrom because Edmonton was apparently going to draft him. They had to settle for enigmatic prospect Ales Hemsky. Sjostrom looked like the real deal playing for the Calgary Hitmen alongside centre Ryan Getzlaf.

Not saying Turris is a bust (I still think he can be our number one centre - if they don't give up on him ala Briere). Just thought it was an interesting angle.

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