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02-27-2013, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 86Habs View Post
I saw your roster and admittedly had the exact same thought, but to expand on it a BIT more, I could literally fill out three good Canadian 14-man forward groups before getting to Schenn or Simmonds. Not to say that they aren't good players, because they are - it just comes down to the fact that Canada has a bucketload of better players than those two guys and even, in Simmonds' case, guys who can fill that role a bit better than him (not to mention the role that Simmons plays is quite a bit less valuable in international play).

Thank you. I expected disagreement and appreciate discussing the merits of alternatives. I'd like to hear your better options.

I also disagree these players aren't valuable in international play. The US junior team beat Canada because Canada played like a disorganized all star team while the US team had players who knew their roles and fit the place. I will gladly hear your better options.

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