Originally Posted by Big Ev
Great news. Big downgrade in talent, bigger ice, missing a month of AHL for 6 or so games. Not worth it. The WJC is massively overrated for "development".
They want him to learn the game on small ice, so going to the WJC doesn't help, and he already experienced a win last year. You wanna learn how to be a pro, the WJC won't help you at all.
Also the player was consulted and agreed that not going was the right move.
Respect you opinion, but disagree. While you may not "develop" in a 6 or 7 game tournament like you would playing against men in the AHL, the experience you get playing in big game situations has gotta be worth 15 games (or sumpoin like that) in the AHL, IMO. Experiencing that pressure and learning to control your emotions and energy can't be learned in any other situation. I'd, personally, say that playing an entire WJC has gotta be close to being worth a season (or so) in the AHL. The best players are recognized for winning and performing at clutch times, not as much for personal accomplishments. It's all about the big game and I don't know where else one could get such an experience.
Open to argument
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