Thread: Post-Game Talk: WJC U20 Championship Game
View Single Post
Old
12-14-2012, 02:02 AM
  #34
SupersonicMonkey*
DROP THE PUCK
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Country: United States
Posts: 16,230
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
I like his chances since he's a U18 kid.
Right.

USNTDP
U-18

This is his 3rd year in the US development system. He's one of their top D products. He has a history with Jones. He has a lot working on his side.

I wouldn't let a little skid mark in his season sour people's view on him. We aren't halfway through this season yet. And at times he's shown flashes of being a brilliant defenseman. As an 18 year old (youngest player on the roster) on one of the top three teams in the nation.

I don't think USA Hockey is prepared to give up on that player because in the interim there are a couple of players looking better simply because Skjei had recent struggles.

IF they cut him, they're making a mistake. But Minnesota will be better for it. They have a big game against BC on the 30th, 2nd game of back to back games.

SupersonicMonkey* is offline   Reply With Quote