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04-15-2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KevyD View Post
Really? Let’s see if I can prove that Canada has been in a lull since 2010…


From 2003 until 2005, Canada produced the following top quality players…

Fluery, E Staal, Horton, Colburn, Jeff Carter, Seabrook, Getzlaf, Burns, Mike Richards, Perry, Bergeron, Weber, Carcillo, Brian Elliot, Ladd, Zajac, Green, Versteeg, Crosby, Price, M Staal, James Neal, Vlasic, Letang, and Helm to name a few.


From 2006 until 2009, Canada produced the following top quality players…

J Staal, Toews, Bernier, Little, Giroux, Lucic, Seabrook, Marchand, Sutter, Benn, Stamkos, Doughty, Myers, Pieterangelo, Boychuk, Hodgson, Del Zotto, Eberle, Ennis, Henrique, Taveres, Duchene, Kane, Brayden Schenn to name a few…


From 2010 until 2011, Canada has produced the following top quality players…

Hall, Seguin, Skinner, RHN, Couturier.

(* Feel free to add anyone I have missed from 2010, 2011 and the BIG stars that will be coming from Canada in the 2012 Draft - which is considered to be the weakest since 1999.*)


It is no coincidence that Canada won 5 WJR Gold’s from 2005 to 2009 with our best players in the NHL.

Canada is in its worst lull since the late 1990's and it has cost us the last 3 WJR's. So, while you see the rest of the world catching up, I see Canada pulling to the side of the road for a pit stop. Hopefully, we will see things get better after this year's pitiful draft.

Anyway, I look forward to your reply.
National teams move in cycles of boom and bust, so that supports your point. But I definitely believe that Sweden, Finland, the US and Russia have made improvements that makes it difficult for any one team to consistently win, year after year.

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