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Prospect Talk PART V
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12-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
I'm rooting for Canada for the same reason. The USA, I only know about 4 or 5 names, while the Canadian team has more well-known junior names. And as much as you heard about RNH-Huberdeau-Rielly going into the tournament, the key guys have been RNH and Ryan Strome, getting all the mentions. When we drafted Strome in 2011, we had missed out on Larsson, we were debating who was the best pick left, Dougie Hamilton, Strome, Couturier; some were hot for Ryan Murphy. Last year, many thought picking Strome turned out to be a mistake, especially with the year Hamilton had in the OHL, and the playoffs Couturier had with the Flyers. The Isles pick is looking excellent now.
Also, in 2012, 2nd round, Pokke was off the radar, but he's a key top-2 for Finland. Griffin Reinhart, exactly the type of player we needed, not distinguishing himself like the other two Isles picks in the World Juniors, but at least having a decent tournament.
The World Juniors so far is one that Isles fans can be happy about.
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