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#1 Bodee

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:31 AM

A tournament called the Spengler Cup is running on Eurosport just now and a young lad who showed up well against team Canada was a 17year old called Nathan Walker. Born in Wales and raised in Australia, he is the first Aussie to play for a Professional Ice Hockey team.

He plays for HC Vítkovice Steel in the Czech League. 17 seems to be pretty young for a professional to me. The fact that he has travelled half way round the World at the age of 13/14 just to enter a European Hockey programme speaks volumes for his character.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Nathan_Walker

Would we consider a boy like him and would he have to be drafted?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

I was expecting a far more disturbing thread based on the title.

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#3 Bilbro Baggins

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

He is draft eligible in 2012, last I checked he was 6th in Czech prospects, so he is at least on the radar of some scouts. Couldn't hurt to spend a late round pick on him

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:49 AM

Former Vancouver Canuck Marek Malik is on the same team

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:34 AM

wow never thought I'd see the day when an Aussie play that high in the sport
You're making our country proud mate
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

Its always worth taking a gamble in the 6th or 7th round.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:58 AM

I was expecting a far more disturbing thread based on the title.

Lol brilliant.
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It is not my intent to get in circular arguments with anybody. The reason i have avoided saying anything specific is because i know you or someone else will attempt to find an alternate explanation to my points which i intern will have to defend. I see no point in getting involved with the circular argument that is already well under way in this thread. I simply intended to voice my opinion on the subject. In the end either you accept the possibility of corruption and conspiracy or you don't.

Also i find your comments to be very childish. Does taking what i say out of context, paraphrasing and misquoting it make you feel good about yourself? Grow up.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:17 AM

If an Australian gets drafted by any other team I may be torn.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

Really hoping the Nucks pick up Nathan. Vancouver is probably the most supported team down under largely due to so many Aussies going to Whistler and Big White. Would be good if we can pump up his tyres a bit here on CDC and hopefully get him noticed. Good luck Nathan the hockey eyes down will be watching come draft day.
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<i>Edit ...all that freakin way for a measly 1cm of fresh </i>

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

Never heard if him but he seems like he could
be something.

I guess I now want both him and Jujhar Kharia.




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