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12-14-2012, 09:32 AM
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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.
I don't see the point at all about what's happened in the NHL since then. There's no reason to assume RNH will be better than the dominant performance Tavares put up. I don't care what player you'd take in the NHL, the chance for RNH to have a better tournement than Tavares aren't that good.

It's irrelevant that Tavares wasn't the top scorer, he was better than Hodgson. There's a reason he won MVP; and no one complained about, over Hodgson. Maybe the 2005 team together was more dominant, but no individual player was as good as Tavares in 2009,. What do you think RNH is going to do, put up 25 points?

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