2013 Canada World Junior team - anyone care to take a stab?
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10-28-2012, 05:01 PM
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Again, I think you are over-estimating his skill level....
And I don't see this team as dominate as you may think.
And given Hockey Canada's track record, I'm not even sure they take Mackinnon. They love to cut 17 year old undrafted number 1 rated prospects. They make a hobby of it. Just like Ryan Nugent Hopkins was cut when he was 17 and the number 1 rated prospect. Just like they cut Tyler Seguin etc.
If they do not invite RNH to camp, it's not because HC thinks why bother an NHLer with a junior tournament, it will be for other reasons... as I suggested before, HC too cheap to pay for insurance.
You seem to be forgetting something. RNH wasnt the #1 rated prospect until later in his draft year. At christmas it was between Larsson and Couturier, the latter made the team. Same with Seguin, hall was the #1 pick, who made the team. Id bet the farm that MacKinnon's on this team in a top 6 role.
Huberdeau - Nugent-Hopkins - Rattie
Puempel - Scheifele- DiGiuseppe
Danault - Jenner - Wilson
Murray - Hamilton
Taking 3 undrafted players is risky. but these are unreal players.
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