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11-16-2012, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
I think Rielly would need to be injured, or just fall of the map, to not be considered a lock at this point. His capabilities are just too good to pass up. Hockey Canada is absolutely going to want to look at the bigger picture with Rielly, and the big picture is that he is the kind of player who will be a bigtime puck mover for them, a key piece on the PP, and a catalyst for their offense.
I'm a Canucks fan and Rielly is a lock for me. Given who Murphy's coach is and his history with Team Canada, I believe he is a lock as well. I'd be surprised if Oullette wasn't considered as close to a lock as anyone left after that, so to me, there is only one question mark on D.

Personally, I hope that Murphy is seen from his coach as the specialist role. It would be difficult for Corrado to beat out some of his peers who have the international experience and pedigree for that last spot. He wouldn't just need to be as good as them. He would have to significantly outshine them in camp.

So of course he has a chance, but it is a long shot.

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