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05-14-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule4eva3089 View Post
Duchene, Skinner, Kane, Hall,Seguin.
Seguin, Nugent Hopkins, Skinner, Couturier, Johanssen.

Things are not ''tailing off'' the depth is enlargening and reaching proportions Canada has never ever seen. Would be humerous right now had those players played in the WJC we'd be talking about a 7 or 8 year repeat championship performance. Had those 8 players been on this current WC team they'd still be able to contend for a Gold Medal. That's not ''tailing off.''
Some of the guys you named did play in the WJC, if I recall correctly (Kane, Hall, Couturier, Johansson). Regardless of what year they didn't play, they weren't dominant in the years that they did. They didn't lead Canada to Gold. It seems that your statement may be based on the fact that these kids played respectably in the NHL immediately at a young age. But that doesn't mean that they are necessarily dominant talents. Historically, it has not been unusual for teenagers to have an immediate impact in the NHL. That is especially true now, because the talent pool is stretched thin with 30 teams to staff. I don't think its a given that if a kid plays well in the NHL, he would automatically dominate in the WJC.

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