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12-21-2012, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Saugus View Post
Politics and entrenched beliefs are definitely playing into it. The perception is that the NCAA is the weaker development path, and that's why they often pass up players from there that should go.

And it's not limited to just Canada. I seem to remember Urbom getting cut from the Swedish team simply because he offended the powers that be in Swedish hockey by leaving the Swedish junior league to play in the WHL. The coach gave some nonsense excuse about him being too much of an offensive defenceman, but we all knew the real reason.
Didn't Landeskog do the same thing?

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