Thread: WJC: Roster Talk '13 U.S.A.
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12-05-2012, 09:29 PM
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I tend to agree that Bronze is a realistic goal. Of course, if everything goes right, any of the top 6 can be in the finals. The tournament is getting rid of the round robin bye for first place, so the advantage of an extra day rest is gone for each pool's winner. I like that, as it makes it more fair for everyone. I never liked looking at the scoring race when some top guys play only six games compared to most playing seven. The other great change is the two bottom teams playing for relegation and only one team dropping.

I really like USA's focus on skating to fill the roster after the top end guys. You don't need to be 6'4" 220 pounds to be able to check. All you need is to be able to match or out skate your opponents and get in the passing lane and tie up sticks. I wish Canada would focus more on skating than size/strength in the depth players, especially on the big ice surface.

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