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12-31-2012, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by OurGocIsAnAwesomeGoc View Post
Okay, to use a more recent example:

17 year old Jordan Schroeder, on the 2008 USA WJC team. Finished second on the team in scoring, had everyone at HF buzzing about his potential to be the next star American forward, drawing comparisons to performances by other highly touted young USA players-- Phil Kessel and Patrick Kane, notably. Even when his draft year--2009--rolled around, he was expected by most to go top 10, and there was a measure of shock when he fell to 22.

Where is he now? An average player in the AHL that may eventually see some NHL time, but not likely as an impact player.

I'm just saying...a single short tournament isn't enough to shoot someone up to number 1. It's the only opportunity for fans to play "scout," so we sometimes get carried away.
It's still far to early to label Schroeder a bust, he just turned 22.

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