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05-18-2006, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Kyle Chipchura
I guess the U.S. U-18 team management wouldn't see it that way... he had guys like Summers, McBain and Ratchuk in the line-up while Williams was watching from the stands. That doesn't sound very good to me if you consider that none of those three guys is expected to be a top-20 pick.

Let's not get too carried away with the guy's size here... this is the new NHL: smaller defencemen can have success.
That doesn't mean Their games translate better to the NHL and that they will be superior players at that level. IMO, there's too much importance put in the U-18 on these boards.

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