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09-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Chico for HOF!!!
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Originally Posted by Zippy316 View Post
I think it's more the pressure and the pressure from the media that gets onto these kids. I'm sure it plays a lot on kids when they turn on the TV to hear media blasting him or hyping him up to be something they aren't. They come into Toronto with such high expectations and when they don't accomplish those, both media, fans, and probably even the player himself is let down.

That's because he's expected by Canadian and Toronto media to be the second coming of Wayne Gretzky, when all he truly might be is a second line forward. He's still only 21, once he gets out of Toronto he will be a 40 point player, at least, at the NHL level.
i could see that.....a decent player..... it is both a shame and comical what toronto can do for a young player's start in the league.

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