WJCh performance - does it a realy big influence on draft ranking?

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  1. alko

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    Has the WJCh performance realy a big influence on draft rankinking?

    because i read already an article on Hockey News "2011 NHL draft mid-season top 10 rankings" and there are still prospects, they weren't or showed nothing on this WJCh.

    For example Nugent-Hopkins, Armia is also mentioned...

    And when i remember correctly, also Marian Gaborik has a very poor WJCh in his draft year.
     
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    Yes and no.

    Scouts dont penalize a prospect for having a poor WJC in their draft year. It's typically a 19 year-old tournament and these kids are coming in at 17 so they aren't expected to have huge roles and really stick out.

    For those that do (see: Niederreiter 2010), it can really help.

    That said, six games in late December/early January isn't the end all be all for the scouting community.
     
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    In 2009 it was the wjc that definately set the difference in the #1 race
     
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    My guess would be that the U-18s would have a greater impact on a team's final draft board, seeing as how the U-18s feature the players who are eligible and not already drafted, and that they're fresher in the minds of scouts since the U-18 tournament takes place much closer to draft day.

    Sure, an outstanding U-20 tourney for a draft-eligible player will leave an impression, but by the time the draft comes up, a draft-eligible player who had a good U-20 will have also had another three months or so of play in his own league to draft impressions from.
     
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    Manny Malhotra was drafted higher by the Rangers and busted big time because of a good tournament...I imagine some teams have learned their lesson.
     
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    yes, especially for franchises with poor scouting:teach2:
     
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    I'd imagine that international tournaments are a place where you could see a player playing under a different coach, with different linemates, in a different role, and on a higher level of competition. This might offer a slightly different perspective and could chance the outlook on some prospects.

    Some scouting agencies seem to put a lot of value on international tournaments when ranking European prospects. This could be a sign that they don't have enough resources to scout them on their club teams.
     

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