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11-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Wheatking View Post
I'm in the minority but I don't think he should go. He'd be a professional playing in a junior tournament. There are other deserving 18/19 year old Canadians that are capable of carrying the load. For a lot of young players, this tournament is their coming out party.
Imagine his career looked like this:

World Champion - Gold
World Cup - Gold
Olympics - Gold
World Juniors - The Edmonton Oilers would not allow him to go during the lockout, despite being eligible, because they felt he should play in the AHL.

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