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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Named Captain for Team Canada (WJC)
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12-02-2012, 12:41 PM
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At first I was all for Nuge playing in the WJC. Then my mind changed,
MC79 made some good points about the AHL basically being a bunch of guys who played in the WJC already.
But if he wants to play, let him play I guess. He should have been there as a 17 year old IMO.
RNH and Huberdeau play too similar. I want to see Nuge lined up with a pure scorer (Mackinnon).
Not even half of the AHL has played in the WJT.
But lets try and look at a bigger picture here...
The WJT basically boils down to playing a few, all out, guts-spilling, heart attack inducing games after about 10 days of somewhat easy games.
And its those climactic games where RNH has a huge demand on himself to rise to the occasion and build up his character as a player/person and leader.
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