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01-09-2013, 11:24 AM
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daver
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Originally Posted by bowline View Post
Canadians do it relentlessly when they lose. You just can't accept there are other
"what if " circumstances. In fact you lost to the US team that had at least 5-6
2nd teamers.

So lets hear your 2004 versions.

Its laughable that you say the difference between Buff and Likens or Pavelski, Callahan, and Backes over Moore, Wiener, Dowell or Fritsch were borderline. The difference was not borderline. USA Hockey picked the wrong players, period.
I'm not the one throwing out "what if" and hypothetical scenarios. I am pointing out the difference between players who didn't play because they were deemed at the time not good enough versus players who didn't play because they were in the NHL.

The fact that the 04 US team beat the 04 version of Team Canada 2005 is meaningless. A year's worth of development and experience at that age is significant.

Why did USA hockey pick the "wrong" players? Were they part of the development program?

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