Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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11-02-2011, 06:32 AM
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Tim Gleason was their best defender and I don't see anyone mentioning him in this thread. Whitney and Martin are both superior defenders at the moment, so I'm sorry but you are wrong.

Unless, like I said, Erik Johnson finds some consistency to his game.
Did you just say Gleason was a better defender than the nominated best defender of the Olympics in Rafalski?

EJ will find himself on the team within 2 years no problem. He's no worse than Martin/Whitney/Orpik who are having their names thrown around in the defensive end and he provides a strong 2-way game with a bit of a physical edge to it. Dude has literally been a rock for the Avs this season and his only knock thus far has been his decision making for when to lead the rush versus passing the puck up ice.

I am a bit surprised to not hear Liles name mentioned as a possible veteran QB for the 6th/7th spot though, if Martin is being considered then in 2 years Liles may also be worth a long look for some leadership and blue line production depending how his next couple years shake out.

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