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12-15-2003, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sluggo
The Messenger - Remember Team Canada for the WJC is very heavly made up of 18 year olds (and younger), I think Williams age just worked against him. It looks like they didn't want a team full of 19 year olds that would have be rebuilt again next year and decided to go with younger guys who will be playing for the team for the next 2 years or more
The only problem with that idea is that half of those 18 year olds will be in the NHL next year and unavailable for the tournament. Team Canada should be selecting the best players period instead of using the 'favourite players' theory or 'big players' theory or 'fast players' theory.

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