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05-26-2013, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Renegade Stylings View Post
He's not lacking effort. If anything, he could be lacking energy. He's used to playing 50 games a season. This year he's up near 80 or 90 games. I know for a fact that most junior players, especially the younger ones, do get a bit tired at the end of such a long year.

The guy has had to transition to the WHL, play a full season, going to Russia for World Juniors, playing in the top prospects game, playing in the WHL finals, now the Memorial Cup.

That's a long season with a ton of travel.
He's played 93 competitive games this season. Add exhibition games and it's probably over 100. He's playing big minutes too, with Portland riding their top four very hard. Droin has 80 and MacKinnon 75, but they did play the Ivan Hlinka too so they probably had a longer season in total.

It's a bit insane how much these guys play.

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