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12-10-2012, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Could be because there aren't very many of those proven NHL pros who are eligible for the WJCs. RNH happens to be.

But If you're going to give RNH heat for playing with lesser competition (assuming for the sake of competition the WJC is lesser competition) then I hope you're doing the same for all the NHLers in the Swiss league, German league, tier 2 leagues, and so on.
I think the idea of those guys going overseas to steal the jobs of European players is hypocritical and repulsive.

However, I'd argue that the discrepancy between WJCs and the NHL is greater than any of the others you've brought up.

You're still dealing with a bunch of kids, while RNH has proven that he can excel among men.

Just seems like a waste IMO.

Patrice Bergeron was far and away the best player during the last lockout WJC tournament, he who had already won a WC and played a fair number of games in the NHL.

I don't think he really belonged there either.

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