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07-11-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bsmith14 View Post
I dont understand how some people can have Rychel, Lazar, Duclair and Drouin in their lineups. Hockey Canada usually only goes with the elite 17 year olds like Tavares, Stamkos etc. Even RNH and Seguin were left off as 17yo's. I thought I was pushing it by including Mackinnon, and two draft eligble 18yo's in Monahan and Shinkaruk.
Exactly. If I were making the team, I would not shy away from taking 17 year olds if I find them to be better options, but Hockey Canada operates with an agenda, as shown when they did not bother to invite Calvin Pickard last year. I forsee Duncan Siemens suffering a similar fate if he does not average about a point-per-game this year.

Also, they BETTER include MacKinnon on the team this time. He's Canada's most dynamic player, period.

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