A Star On The Rise: Despite Being Cut ,Tyler Seguin Is the Real Deal

December 18th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
My initial reaction to hearing that 17-year-old Plymouth Whalers sniper Tyler Seguin had been released from Team Canada's World Junior squad was one of disbelief.

After all, he has been amongst the Ontario Hockey League's top three scorers all season long.

In 31 games so far this year, Seguin has scored 26 goals and added 26 assists.

It is little wonder that Central Scouting has had such a hard time deciding on who should go first overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Should it be Seguin, or Windsor Spitfires phenom Taylor Hall?

With Hall making the Canadian squad it may be all but decided who will indeed be the first pick come June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Or is it?

In 1990, the Quebec Nordiques selected Owen Nolan first overall, despite failing to make the cut for Canada at the World Junior Tournament earlier that year.

Sure, it may be rarer than a Snoop Dogg song without a curse word, but it does happen.

And though this must be a tough pill for Tyler Seguin to swallow, he isn't in bad company when he considers some of the names of future NHL stars that didn't make it thei ...

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