Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-08-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 View Post
Fair points, but in my opinion you've got 3 lines Pominville won't fit on.

Line 1, contains either Stastny or Kane. Line 2, contains either Stastny or Kane. Line 3, contains Brown-Backes-Cally, a line which should be kept as a shutdown and physical line.

So the real question is what team USA tries to make the 4th line out to be. Pominville could definitely play a major role in a Ryan - Pavelski line if they were used offensively. But he could also end up the odd man out if they need an energy/grinding line and they opt for Oshie and use Kesler or Backes in that role as the center.

I just don't see him as someone we can look at the projected roster today and say 'He's definitely going to play a key role in it'.
If the choice is between Pominville and Stastny, Stastny is probably getting dropped.

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