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10-29-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule4eva3089 View Post
International competition is the toughest competition for any sport, whether it's junior or senior. Playing with men and for the most part career minor leaguers and third/fourth lines guys will not help him as these 2 weeks would for his career. Ask any player who's won in this tournament and he'll tell you it's one of the best memories of their careers right up with the Stanley Cup. He's just going to waste his time for that month or so being in the ahl playing meaningless games no one cares about while an entire country and other nations will have their eyes glued on every game at the World Juniors, kid has a chance to prove himself and the type of player he can be at the international level which can just benifit him as a player in club competition and future selections with Hockey Canada if he ever aspires to be an Olympian.
Someone's seen a few too many ads on TSN...

The AHL offers far and away better competition than what amounts to 2 or 3 competitive yet incredibly sloppy hockey games overseas.

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