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08-02-2012, 10:42 AM
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I just noticed that Klingberg was the biggest riser last year with a 6 spot jump. Even with Glennie falling 7 spots, I could see Klingberg at least matching that or falling further this season.

I think home sickness causing him so many problems last year is a legitimate concern that indicates a potential maturity red flag. I get that it sucks being a 19 year old in a foreign country, but mental toughness is a big part of sports. Nearly ever hockey prospect leaves home and often at a younger age. If he can't handle being a short train ride or flight from home, how is he going to keep it together in NA?

Tomas Vincour left the Czech Republic has a 16 year old to pursue his career. Radek Faksa left home to be on his own at 11, and then left his country at 17.

I think it's fair to question Klingberg's mental toughness.

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