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11-19-2003, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyIsALegend
You can pick any player from junior who hasn't done well in the NHL, Scott Parker was simply the quickest choice because I'm familiar with him and he has two qualities that Jordin Tootoo has: toughness and a killer shot.
But Parker lacks Tootoo's...speed, killer instinct, anything resembling hockey sense, the ambition/determination, the hitting ability, the ability to get open to use his shot etc. etc. You can't compare a players overall game because they have 2 of the same traits.

Not to mention in Scott's 'break-out' year in the WHL, he wasn't a dangerous player on the team nor was he one of their better scorers. He was 5th on scoring for his team and the year before that was nothing but an enforcer.

Tootoo led the Wheat Kings in scoring 2 years in a row, last year, on a team with many top juniors, he led them in scoring playing only 50 games. You don't do that without skill and you don't make the World Junior team without skill either.

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