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01-08-2013, 10:42 AM
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daver
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Originally Posted by bowline View Post
You can 't have it both ways. When the US or Russia wins Canadians always play the what if we had card. When I do it in this thread by assembling a team (essentially contains the top 9 2010 US Olympic Team forwards) you start saying you cant use the what if arguments. Sorry but we both know now that
US team I put together would be competitive in a 7 game series with Team Canada.
There's a significant difference between players not being available to play because they are essentially too good versus retrospectively replacing players as you are for the 2004 US team.

In the former case, you are pushing out the lowest players on the depth chart while in the latter case it's very debatable whether the others would have made a difference or made the team worse. And as someone pointed out, could you imagine the 2007 Canadian team with the best hockey player in the world on it.

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