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08-22-2012, 03:54 PM
Kevin Forbes
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Originally Posted by Huffer View Post
Would it be accurate to speculate that Sutters main competition to making the Junior team might be Boone Jenner?

I.E. It's likely that if either of these guys make the team it's to fill that 4th line checking / intensity role. Is there any chance that there is room for both?

Who are the other guys in the running in this mold? (don't necessarily have to be centres) Lessio, etc?
From what I saw at the Canada-Russia Challenge, Jenner falls higher up in the lineup. He's a guy who is probably filling a third line role alongside someone like Philip Danault. But some of that depends on how they build their team and how the scoring lines figure out (and how guys like Hudon, MacKinnon, Di Guiseppe, Shinakruk, Roy, etc. fit in the lineup or don't).

Lessio was another guy that Spott seemed to like and so he played a higher role (energy guy on the top six).

I would say, based on the Canada-Russia Challenge, Sutter's competing with guys like Brendan Leipsic and Tom Wilson for a spot.

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