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12-13-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
It makes me wonder why they even have a camp. Pouliot has outplayed Dumba these last two games, but he gets cut and Dumba stays? I like Dumba more as a prospect. I see him becoming the better NHL player. But if this were a "real" tryout Dumba would be the one going home. JMO.
It's not a "real" tryout. The camp is probably the least important part of this whole process.

Hockey Canada has been evaluating them from the Ivan Hlinka, to league play, to Super Series performance this summer.

The camp is really only good for those last 2-3 spots where you've got some tough decisions to make. Pouliot wasn't going to make this team, and given Dumba's past performance they've given him the benefit of the doubt, to live another day. He likely won't make it either.

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