Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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11-01-2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by William H Bonney View Post
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.
I agree. He was a huge asset to your team in 2010 and would be again in 2014.

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