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10-28-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
This is a bit over the top. I agree that Canada is generally too eager to cut undrafted players, but over the last few years we saw Murray, Couturier, Hall, Stamkos, Tavares and so on. MacKinnon is more hyped than quite a few of those guys and is off to a dynamite start. I can't see him not getting a top 6 spot if things stay as they are right now.

As far as Murphy goes, as long as Spott doesn't have a Don Hay sized crush on his own player I'm sure the team will be fine. The Canadian defence is absolutely loaded this year.
Murray and Couturier are both late birthdays who could wear visors in the tournament when they made it for the first time. Hockey Canada loves cutting the 17-year-olds not the 18-year-olds.

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