Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-08-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by threeVo View Post
Dont understand the love for Patches and Gally, especially when it comes at leaving Pomminville off the roster. Never in 1000 years will he be left off the USA roster if he isnt hurt. Not even being a homer but the guy puts up points, finishes when he has a chance, can pass with anyone, AND plays in all 3 phases of the game.
Originally Posted by alexmanu View Post
Anyone think Colin Wilson will get a shot? Good two way player, skilled, big body. I think he would fit in well with the US team.
Both of them fall into the same problem, neither are clearly better than their competition nor do they provide a skill which is unique to them only. It makes Pominville's chances slimer than they should be (given his talent) because he's not easily top 6 on this team (Kane, Kessel) nor is he easily bottom 6 because he's not as much of a grinder (Callahan, Oshie).

I think they will take him as the 13th forward or he might make it over Oshie if the GM/Coach feel we don't need an energy/grinding line, but he's not a lock by any means.

Similarly for Wilson, he's got Kesler, Stastny, Pavelski and Backes ahead of him on the center chart and all of them are excellent 2-way centers. At wing he's outmatched as well. Just no room for him.

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