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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Named Captain for Team Canada (WJC)
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12-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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I think it's more like;
It's good for hockey canada as they can add a NHLer to their roster
It's good for the fans as they get to watch a better team
The only upside to this for RNH is that Hockey Canada might remember this when it comes to making the Olympic squad. As for RNH's career, this toruney does nothing for him.
And to be honest at this point I like him to continue playing with his NHL teammates in OKC.
It's good for RNH himself. I'm pretty sure that he wants to experience the WJC atmosphere playing for his home country, he has never had a chance to do this.
Him missing some games in OKC isn't going to do much to hurt his development.
I wonder if being in the AHL the whole season will do anything for his development either.
He's going to get back in plenty of time for the playoff push so how in the world is him representing his country at the WJC going to hurt his development? It might not help further his development but it will be a great experience for him, something that he'll never forget while playing some AHL games during the dog days of the regular season will be easily forgettable.
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