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04-09-2013, 07:45 AM
Dustin Peener
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Originally Posted by Tatanik View Post
To be fair, GB didn't have O'Connor last year and managed to beat Hungary... Saying that, they did get spanked by Japan, Austria and Slovenia.

With O'Connor I felt that GB would have had a chance as Kazakhstan are without Yeremeyev, and I think that Italy aren't as good as Austria and Slovenia, but now with losing their #1 D-man, it will be basically be a repeat of the pre-qualifier to see who goes down.

Seriously questioning some of Hand's selections, namely the fact that James Griffin isn't going. How can you justify not taking a player who won the best British player award by IHJUK? Would have also taken Cowley instead of Nell, but ho hum.
Griffin won best U21 player, not best British player

But I have to agree, Griffin should have been picked over Boothroyd at least, I don't rate Mark Thomas very highly either

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