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12-13-2012, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NyQuil View Post
The difference being that, at the senior level, a small country can compensate for a weak year of development with additional senior players, given that they have 15-18 years of players to choose from (give or take).

With the World Juniors, I'd say the emphasis is much more on depth than at the senior level, where you are only looking for 18 players across many years of hockey experience.
Based on WJC results, seems like small countries are always having a weak year of development.

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