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01-04-2010, 03:12 PM
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agrudez*
 
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Matt Carle Olympic Snub

..........................GP.......G.......A...... .+/-
Brian Rafalski.......37........2......15.......9
Ryan Suter...........42........2......18.......7
Paul Martin...........9.........0.......2........1
Mike Komisarek....34........0.......4.......-9
Erik Johnson.........40........4......18.......0
Brooks Orpik........39........0.......14.......0
Jack Johnson........41.......4.......12.....-11


Matt Carle...........41........2.......17......12

Now I know alot more goes into a defenseman than point totals, but those +/- stats for Johnson and Komisarek have to be blindingly bright to anyone honestly thinking of putting them on one of the top 5 Olympic rosters.

The Olympic game, if I am not mistaken, is played with European rules, meaning that the game is more up tempo, so clearly it was the smart decision by Burke to pass up mobile, puck moving dmen like Carle and Goligoski in favor OF defenseman like Johnson, Komisarek and Orpik who are too slow for the NHL as it is... and don't get me started on adding a player who has been injured nearly all season and won't even get back to the league until just a few weeks before the Olympics start.

Decisions like this are what makes me glad that Burke is Toronto's GM because he is stuck in the old NHL and it will ensure the Leafs suck for years to come.

I think I was more pissed about Carle's olympic snub than the 6 on 4 that the Bruins scored on. The whole damn day was brutal.

PS. **** RON WILSON

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