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08-03-2011, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
I could totally get flamed for this but I didn't find Coyle to be as impressive as I see people making him out to be at this point...last years US WJC team was weird. He was pretty good but I didn't exactly see skills that impressed me at that level, but no now everyone thinks "oh man Coyle was the best US player what a stud"

He had a few good games against very weak competition and disappeared against the better teams. Not in a way like Palmieri or D'Amigo, where there dangles wouldn't work and they pussied out, but his skill was defended much better. He was one of the best playmakers on the team however, and he played a team game, which was refreshing for that team. I think Kreider was better over all.

You mention last years team being weird, how did Merrill win best defenseman? He along with Forbort and a few others were very very average. I thought Faulk was the best defenseman.

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