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12-31-2012, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bsmith14 View Post
I think his point was that Schroeder hasn't lived up to the hype that surrounded him after his WJC performance. I would agree with him on that, but I still would argue there are more good NHL players than busts when it comes to 17 year olds who have had offensive impacts on Canada, USA or Russia.
To be fair, the reason Schroeder's stock was so high was in large part how he was doing in college.

The guy scored 45 points in 35 games as a draft eligible kid playing college hockey, I bet there aren't a lot of guys who managed to do that - hell, there aren't that many draft eligible guys playing NCAA hockey at all. His U20 performance was more a confirmation of his college performance than anything else.

His argument was as ridiculous as saying we shouldn't consider performance in junior or college hockey when considering prospects.

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