Roster Talk '13 — Canada V4.0 (Final Roster Named)
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12-14-2012, 09:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Originally Posted by
Faidh ar Rud Eigin
That's not true. John Tavare's PPG was higher in his sophmore year, and he actually played a full season. Not to mention RNH had much better players to play with. Tavares was better in his second season to RNH, and he was much better last season. I bet the PPG gap would have been larger if RNH didn't miss a game, his games missed were right in the time where most rookies hit the wall. That's what happened to Tavares, three blocks to the season, the first and last were point-per-game, but the middle had very little production.
Besides, that's irrelevant to this tournement. Tavares had the most dominant tournment since the 1990s, probably since Peter Forsberg in 1993. There's a tonne of great players to play since then, it's nothing against RNH if he can't be better than Tavares.
Yes but Tavares sophomore year started almost two years after he played in this tournament so there's zero correlation. Again I'm not debating who the better player is (I think it's Tavares) but I'll take a 19 year-old RNH over a freshly turned 18 year-old Tavares and it's not close. It's not irrelevant to this tournament at all. Tavares was awesome in 09 but wasn't even the top scorer for Canada in the tournament. Players on the 05 team were far more dominant but didn't put up the same numbers because of the incredible depth.
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