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10-19-2012, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 86Habs View Post
So you remove Giroux from the team because he and Crosby have issues? Ridiculous; he's one of our best 3 forwards. Worse case is you put them on different lines and PP units - no big deal. And where's Tavares? He'll be a top-6 forward for us without question. Lucic? He'd be terrible on the larger ice surface. Thornton and Heatley simply aren't / won't be good enough in 2014 to play in the Olympics, and we have several better options available.

As far as Phaneuf goes, don't be so sure that we're against him making Team Canada because "he plays in Toronto". He's simply not a very good defenceman, at least in terms of the Olympic context. The tools are there, but the decision-making is very weak. Again, we have several much better options.
Do you remember that "fight" between Crosby and Mike Richards ? They were on the Canadian olympic team together, they played together on the same line, though it was just for one game.

To be honest, I would put Giroux into the second line, but I'm sure he could be on the same power-play unit with Crosby and Stamkos.

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