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05-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Moonlapse Vertigo
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Originally Posted by CornKicker View Post
if that is your criteria then the world JRs is junk too, seeing as both were regarded as outstanding in their tourny years.
Where's Patrick O' Sullivan now? Oh yeah, he got cut from his Finnish elite league team earlier in the year. This tourney has no bearing on where a player is at the NHL level. It's also a completely different game compared to the NHL i.e. the big ice.

This tournament is fun but it's hardly a benchmark or a platform for players. The World Juniors are where 18 year olds go to make a name for themselves heading into their draft year. In some cases it can be misleading as well. Ryan O'Marra had a hell of a World Juniors for Canada.

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