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11-28-2012, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
Bergeron playing was a joke too. I understand why you can't discriminate, I just don't like it, for obvious reasons.

And I don't have rooting interest. If anything, what annoys me most is that he'd be taking a spot from a deserving junior player.
It's not an amateur tournement. It's a tourney for the best junior players in the world. RNH is one of them, and if available, should be there.

As to "professional" many other NA junior players are also professionals that have signed pro deals with the team that drafted them. They just haven't made the team yet. Sometimes this has to do with the depth of the NHL club, which certainly should determine whether a guy is eligible or not.

Either it is regarded as a "World Championship" with the best juniors in the world, or it isn't. The absurdity of pro v amateur has so many conflicts and grey areas, even the Olympics abandoned the classification.

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