Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-19-2013, 03:08 PM
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as I said a bit above, I think Colin Wilson is making a solid case for his name to be in the mix for a center position...he is playing very well right now and brings that size we lack down the middle. not the sexiest name to throw out there, but the kid is improving all the time and could be that guy to replace a Stastny next year.

I also really dont see how Erik Johnson makes this team right now. Its not the lack of points he is putting up that worries me, it just seems that he really isnt that complete overall stud that we hoped for years back. He is certainly in the mix, but I think he is going to have a hard time making this team next year if guys like Bogosian, Shattenkirk, Fowler, Byfuglien, Carlson, etc all continue to step up and play well..
If Wilson continues his 60 point pace between now and February he will knock Stastny off the team no question. But he has to do it longer than 16 games.

Johnson is kind of underrated. People seem to want him to be Chris Pronger due to draft position and pre draft assessments. However I watch Colorado and he is basically the only competent defender on the team. People say that Bogosian is playing better than the numbers indicate, and I sort of take their word for it since I rarely see Winnipeg games. It's a similar situation with Johnson. The game against Nashville was so painful to watch as the Avalanche just had 6 turnstiles on D.

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