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02-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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Mehar
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
My guess is that there will be two skaters not dressed for each game, with the coach making the decision. The same 13 forward, 7 defencemen system we usually see, but with two eligible skaters in the press box. That is a big part of the reason I want young guys for those roles.

Roster projecting is all the rage in the media now, so here are a few more.

Cam Cole, National Post: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/...lympic-hockey/

He doesn't give a concrete roster, but he does look at players who have risen or fallen and also the potential coaching staff.

Michael Traikos and Noah Love, National Post: http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/...4-sochi-games/

First time I've seen brad Richards picked in a while, and he was picked at the expense of Tavares.

Alan Muir, Sports Illustrated: http://nhl.si.com/2013/02/08/sochi-2...ster-forecast/

Pretty solid team. It seems like most media prefer Hall to Seguin for now, which could be due to the weaker selection at LW. They bring a pretty similar skillset, but I like Seguin's playoff and European experience.
Thanks for these links. Canada thanks to Getzlaf's penalty in last year's meaningless World Championships has resulted in Canada being in the easiest pool for 2014. I applaud Getzlaf for that penalty now in a tournament nobody cares of. Canada will steamroll Finland, Norway and Austria and will get a relatively easy QF

matchup, easier semi-final match, and the toughest test in the final. If Canada's
goaltending holds up, i think Canada is the favourite to take the Gold Medal. I think Canada, Russia and USA are the three leading contenders right now. Just praying Luongo and Carey Price are lights out for the next year, so i can sleep better with our goaltending for 2014.

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