Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-27-2013, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by William H Bonney View Post
I wouldn't say his stock has dropped at all. USAH brought him to the WCs in Finland/Sweden in May and to the WJC camp in August for a reason - he's the frontrunner right now and the USAH executives were vetting him.
Originally Posted by Cory Trevor View Post
Well the whole American connection with Torts and the Rags is what he meant I think. I personally think Bylsma is the front runner as well however my concern is that Orpik gets a starting spot which could possibly be a mistake.
I just remember hearing Pens fans were upset with Bylsma early on in the season and wanted him fired. I know USAH is high on Bylsma, but they're also oddly high on Scott Gordon (I kid). My reasoning for Torts is exactly what Cory Trevor was saying. The Rangers basically have two roster locks at this point. He knows Callahan (possible team captain) and McDonagh well and he was an assistant in 2010 so he knows all of those players - and we need every little advantage can get if we want gold in Sochi.

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