D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)
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04-24-2012, 12:52 AM
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I think if these measurables were really all that important in hockey we would already see tons of players with these attributes. Not saying being 'superhuman' doesn't help but I don't think it is anywhere near as important in hockey as it is in a sport like (American) Football.
Don't want to derail the thread too much, but the majority (enormous majority) of "Seth Jones" in the U.S. don't ever pick up a hockey stick.
I love hockey more than any other sport in the world, but the most physically gifted athletes in the U.S. typically don't grow up playing hockey.
I've summed it up this way in the past: If all of the athletes in the NHL grew up playing basketball/football over hockey, the NBA/NFL wouldn't look a whole lot different. If, however, all of the athletes in ther NBA/NFL grew up playing/choosing hockey... well, i think you see where i'm headed with this.
Back to the main topic, it's been a while since i've been this excited about a U.S. prospect.
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