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08-08-2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
1. That was a controversial selection for Team Canada. I was working at a mall in Winnipeg that holiday season when the team was announced and there were a lot of WTF? on the street, in the bar that night, and in the media in the following days.

2. Fingers were pointed at the decision to include Zamuner and a couple of others after Canada lost in the Olympics (of course there was at least one other place fingers were pointing too: see the Crawford pick).

Zamuner is a fourth liner on any all-time team, whether it be MLD or AAA. I think even Team Canada benefits from having its 12th forward being a penalty killer and a safe, responsible choice to throw over the boards on defensive zone face-offs, especially when leading. At 8-10 minutes per game, his assets are excellent. It's a decent pick imo at this point, though I had deferred him to the AAA in my considerations.
Yeah, Zamuner is strictly a 4th liner/PKer here, but I think he's a decent one. He has a good (not great) amount of grit and leadership too.

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