2013 Canada World Junior team - anyone care to take a stab?
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10-28-2012, 02:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Hockey Canada takes all kinds of NHL players if they are released, hell, Devante Smith-Pelly was an NHLer last year, HC asked Anaheim to release him for the World Juniors, and Anaheim obliged. The fact that he's played a year in the NHL means nothing, it shouldn't mean anything. He's 19 years old competing in a tournament for players under the age of 20.
And what do you mean by dominate? 4 pts per game average, 6 pts per game average? He'll no more dominate than any other 19 year old in the past dominated... He'll play 6 games and get anywhere from 12-20 pts just like all other elite level 19 year old players in the history of this tournament. RNH is good, very good, very gifted... but I think there are some who way over-estimate his skill.
I just thought they wouldnt, my mistake They are good enough without making a CHLer lose a spot for a full time NHLer.
If he plays with Huberdeau, Strome, MacKinnon or Rattie, he can easily get at least 2-3 points per game. Probably more.
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