2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-14-2013, 12:45 PM
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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.
What? He's going to have a perform at a high enough level to score consistently otherwise he isn't even considered. That level is near a prorated value of close to 30 goal scorer and 70 points or higher. It may sound arbitrary in terms of value however there's no way you can make him a certainty. We have plenty of 30 goal scorers and a couple of forty goalers or close to that.
What we need is an elite first line center and we don't have it. That's what Gally would have to be. We have responsible centers and scoring wingers. We don't need a sophmore player who may or may not be able to produce in an Olympic tournament. This is going to be our best team in a long team with one real shortcoming. I'm not going to risk on an unproven player. He's 19 and coming off a nice WJC and looks to be a solid NHL prospect. Let's give him some time before we want to consider him for our national team.
The one thing that will convince me otherwise?
As previously stated:
He becomes a legit first line center
MTL makes the playoffs and he goes off like rocket.
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