Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-14-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Djp View Post
I think there will be spots reserved for players based on how they play during the season.

they will likely save 3 forwards, 2 Dmen, and a goalie

Galchenyuk is a near certainty of making the roster based on play so far.
Most spots will be open. I'm sure they'll use the same method as in 2010 when the GM panel ranked the players at intervals and then they chose the team based on the aggregate rankings of each GM for all intervals. That's how JJ was able to get on the team as he kept climbing at each interval.

In no fashion can Glachenyuk be considered a near certainty so far. That's way off base. He's looked pretty good as an 18 year old but 7 points in 12 games playing 12 min/gm doesn't make one a near certainty. He's extremely talented and he'll be a fixture for Team USA in the next two decades but he has to do a lot more to be in discussion for this team.

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