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12-04-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
If your definitions of "checkers/grinders" includes guys like McNeill Hudon Jenner Wilson then I'm all for that. This isn't a 2013 draft showcase, you're trying to win the tournament and it's a 19 year old tournament for the most part.

But for the most part, the top six forward positions appear to be spoken for with mostly bona fide NHL-calibre talent. That could leave a lot of gifted offensive players - draft eligibles Jonathan Drouin of Halifax, Kamloops Blazers forward J.C. Lipon, Medicine Hat's Hunter Shinkaruk as well as Ottawa Senators first-rounder Matt Puempel of Kitchener - on the outside looking in. If these skilled players don't fit in the top six, they're unlikely to be considered for third- or fourth-line duty.
That's my fear, seems like there's already a definition of what they want for their 3rd and 4th lines.

Tom Wilson and Mark McNeil are not better players than Drouin, but with how TC puts the team together, their odds of making it are probably higher going into the camp.

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