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12-13-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Hanji View Post
With our numerical advantage a I expect us to have superior depth. But why haven't we produced a high-end elite forward since the late 1960 early 70 generation? It's coming up on 20 years now. This can't be explained as a normal ebb and flow cycle. It's an obvious issue of development, or lack thereof. Our greatest potential superstar forward on the horizon is Galchenyuk and he's not even American trained.
Do you guys have hockey prodigies?

I think American development systems are great, but do they have the "rink in the backyard, playing 80 hours a week" kind of kids who start at age 3?

Once organized hockey takes over, I don't see any real advantage of Canada over the US.

More players to some extent, but elite American minor hockey teams are very good (I'm thinking Compuware, Honeybaked etc.).

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