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01-27-2013, 08:39 AM
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International success in early age of Peter Stastny is in big picture comparable with success of Chara. Stastny has 2 golds from WC and final appearance from famous CC 1976 with arguably the third best national team and while he was not a dead weight by any means, Chara played a key role in his international appearances: 2 silvers from WC with teams which had no bussinnes to be there and fourth place from OG - Vancouver. That all with arguably the 6-8th best team in the world.

As for the argument that Chara was a pylon until his 23, let's not forget Stastny started to play NHL at age 24 (!) so his immediate succes has to be set into a context.

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