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11-30-2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by LeafDangler View Post
And this is a perfect example of how the TSN has succeeded in blowing the WJC ridiculously out of proportion. The very idea that 2 weeks of glorified shinny against inferior competition outside of 2-3 games on a different sized rink can outweigh months of structured tough hockey is ludicrous.

Take a look back through past teams and see how many guys excelled in this tournament and never amounted to anything in the NHL. It's a fun tournament and great to watch but it's not the be all and end all for any of these guys.
You're kidding right? Ofcourse the WJC is a high profile event that scouts and GM's attend and rank highly in their player evaluation for the upcoming draft.

It is one important factor to a prospect's draft stock, just as regular season play, playoffs, and prospects games.

But to dismiss it so throughly as you have in this post, is truly ludicrous.

From your post, it infers you give it no credence at all.

BTW Just because TSN is sucessful in it's ratings for the tournament does not take away from the prospects play in the tournament. I assure you they all know this is an opportunity to make a case for themselves in the upcoming draft.

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