Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-18-2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
The other guys I'd swap with Peters team is Faulk for Shattenkirk and Yandle for Byfuglien. I personally just have never been a huge fan of Byfuglien's game for whatever reason. I think Yandle is a perfect 7th defenseman to add an outstanding offensive game. I've also never been high on Shattenkirk's game as well, but I'm in a major man crush with Faulk.
I think having Byfuglien as a 7th/8th defenseman gives you some versatility. One he can be a PP specialist whether as a triggerman on the point or a big body in front of the net and two he can play up front if someone goes down to injury. I wouldn't feel too confident if he played top 6 minutes on the backend, but as an extra guy, I like what he brings.

I also think John Carlson could play his way onto the team. Should be fun to see how the competition plays out on the right side on the backend between EJ, Faulk, Shatt, Carlson, Bogosian, and even Byfuglien.

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