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11-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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Well, I wouldn't go that far. Team Canada didn't invite Puempel during the summer camp, so he has a big hill to climb to make the team.
And the wing is going to be hotly contested at camp. Jenner and Huberdeau are sure-fire locks on the wing in the top 9. Rattie might be as well. And Team Canada loves to have 3-4 forwards who can bounce around in a number of rolls, and I think guys like Hudon and Daneault have been so good for the Team already, they have spots to lose. Plus, center is so deep, they might move a center or two over to the wing, especially if RNH plays (Strome, Scheifele are locks). And then they might also want a few younger guys, with at least two of Monahan, Shinkaruk, Mackinnon, and Drouin.
The key question the team will ask about Puempel is, if he isn't lighting it up, is he still helping us? the good news is his two-way and overall play has supposedly been terrific in Kitchener which his coach can attest too, so that gives him a very real chance. Plus, he has some underated toughness and strength.
Camp will be key though, presuming he gets the invite this week (I would be surprised if he doesn't).
Didn't Puempel not get the invite because of his hip injury?
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