2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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12-04-2012, 02:16 PM
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His 11-12 was better than any season by anyone projected to the American blueline who isn't Ryan Suter. This is after ending the season prior as a top pairing guy for the Rangers as well.
If McDonaugh isn't on your SoChi blueline, literally every slot after #1 belongs to a "bubble player."
Funny you say that, because I said that in my predictions. Not much separates everyone after Suter. He's the only one with a set-in-stone spot. Is McDonaugh likely going to make it? Probably, but until the consistency shows, he's still a bubble player.
In these types of tournaments, teams often pick experience and age. We saw it when Crosby was ommitted, although it was his first NHL season. It remains to be seen, but McDonaugh is by no means set-in-stone for Team USA.
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