Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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12-04-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulieVegas View Post
Pretty good, kinda surprised no JJ, I think he not only makes it but could be the "C." It's possible he's not one of our top-7 but he always seems to turn it up when he puts that USA jersey on and has shown an uncanny amount of loyalty to the national team program over the years. While others look for any excuse not to play in the Worlds, he's always answered the call. I think he gets rewarded for that.
Fair point about his dedication to the national team. Personally, I've just soured on JJ over the past couple years. I think some of the younger guys are better. I'd rather take a Carlson, Shattenkirk, or Leddy.

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Just curious, we have a lot of good young defensemen, and Leddy is definitely one. What makes you want to pick him over the rest of the group (like Fowler, Faulk, Gardiner)?
Personal preference/a guess. Went back and forth between Fowler and Leddy. So many young guys, it just remains to be seen who steps up and who regresses as we get closer to the games.

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