Nash-ty Rumors Part IV: The Longest Week
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02-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
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You weren't paying attention. He was on the ice in every big situation as an 18 year old in a 19 year old tournament. He was physical and opportunistic.
no, i was paying attention thank you very much.
Sure, he was physical, and sure he put up some points, 1/2 of which he put up in the shellacking against Denmark...but on a shift by shift basis, he looked slow, not really all that much of a difference maker. You never really looked at him and said...man that kid is having a great game...week...tournament.
ppl have these blinders on that just because a kid is drafted by us means he MUST have had a good tournament while everyone else sucked. sometimes, everyone sucks, even our kid.
1 tournament does not a career make, i havent watched him at all in juniors, so im basing whether he is untradeable or not on a very small, probably very biased sample size, but it's all I have to work with, and, imho, he was very pedestrian at the WJC.
btw, Chris Kreider, as an 18 year old, led team USA in goal scoring, so this whole, 18 year old in a tournament with 19 year olds, is moot.
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