Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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11-01-2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by KevyD View Post
I agree and thought the same thing when I read PBF's post. On the backend, yes, you can do better than 2010. Up front, not so much.
I have a few problems with his posts on Pavelski: 1) He underestimates Joe's talent; 2) He overestimates the quantity and/or quality of his competitors for center; and 3) He acts as if a team with Pavelski doesn't stand a chance to compete for Gold.

I'd love to have a roster full of superstars to choose from up front a la Canada but it's not a necessity to win. Pavelski is one of our most versatile players, plays both the PP and PK, is one of our best face-off men, and can fit on any line. I hope some of our young centers take some huge leaps in development by 2014 because the competition doesn't hurt but to act as if Pavelski is some sort of outlier on an Olympic squad is extremely misguided.

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