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04-30-2013, 01:12 PM
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ErnieLeafs
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Originally Posted by Flying High View Post
You know that there is a huge learning curve in junior hockey right?
Rychel has played 220 games of junior. Hartman has played 65
Hartman played with the best in his country, with the NTDP. Then he played on one of the best teams in the entire league.

He's had as much help along the way as anyone. Not to mention, when you play with the NTDP, you play a TON of hockey. Between the USHL schedule, games against NCAA teams, exhibition international play, international tournaments, etc., it's not like the OHL is this huge change.

I look at who they had around them, and the role they were asked to play, and even then, Rychel played both the roughneck role, as well as a leadership/scoring role, and did both very well, with far less help to fall back on.

I like both players, but I personally don't think it's really a question, based on what we can deduce from even just this last season, who looks to be the better player, and higher potential. If Kerby was a better skater, he wouldn't even be realistic for us, and it doesn't hold him back in his current state.

JMO, though.

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