Yakupov ready to keep " His Cool" against "Dirty" Canadians
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12-26-2012, 08:56 AM
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I'd say a guy like Camara, with 2 seasons of over 130 penalty minutes in the CHL could qualify as a "goon". He has skill and can play the game, but clearly he's not on Team Canada because he's one of the 12 most skilled forwards in the country. It's his physical play that got him there. Whether or not that sometimes crosses the line to "goonery" is open to intrepretation.
I don't know anything about him so I can't say much. However I think most people will agree that Canada has a very highly skilled team for the most part. Yes they are physical but skill is a big part of this years team. And it has been a big part of many of the Canadian teams in recent years. There is a big difference between the teams Canada sends to this tournament now and the teams they used to send. I remember one year Jordan Tootoo was running around hitting opposing players 3 seconds after they let go of the puck and no penalties were called.
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