NHL Lockout Thread X: The Leadership Has Left the Building
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11-30-2012, 06:09 PM
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I guess there goes the argument that NHLers are special or rare and the game is dependent on them.
Its all about hard work folks. Genetics have nothing to do with how good of hockey player you are.
This is completely false. There are hundreds of millions of male childen and adolescents in the world who could spend 16 hours a day practicing soccer and they'll never be as good as Ronaldo. Do you think the difference between Nadal/Federer and the players ranked somewhere in the 30s and 40s is "hard work"?
Do you think Crosby got to where he is - the pretty much unanimously best player in the world -
by working hard?
On the flip side, do you think Tanner Glass is a 4th liner / 13th forward because he doesn't quite work as hard as Crosby?
Maybe it's not genetics in a lot of cases, but there is 100% certainty that some people have a natural talent for what they do, and no amount of hard work by an "average" person will ever cause them to achieve what the naturally talented people can do.
You may as well suggest that anyone can be a genius and invent things/theories like Edison/Einstein/Tesla if they just study hard enough.
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