Thread: WJC: Roster Talk '13 U.S.A.
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12-04-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Zippy316 View Post
The US doesn't have the luxury of inviting all the best players like Canada does. They have to make a team. They have to have their top six, their checking/gritty third line, and their energy fourth line. You can see it in the guys they invited. They've got their top six players Galchenyuk/Miller/Noeson, Matteau/Biggs for the third line, and role players like Vesey and Pietila.

If I'm correct, Samuelsson is just like Matteau/Biggs/Hartman. From what I've read/heard, Matteau and Biggs have played much better than him. For that reason, he'd have to beat out those two and/or Hartman for that role.
Nonsense. And why cant the US invite their best players? Samuelsson can play any role you want him to top or bottom six. Ditto for Erne who likely should have been there as well.

Its all good though, if the US doesnt want to take their best players, then so be it.

You would think after the last WJC there would have been some firings and a complete overhaul of the way they do things....

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