2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part IV)
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03-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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I don't like Eric Staal on the wing and I don't think MSL at 38 will be on the team unless he continues to defy his age. Benn is a bit of a wildcard, he's very skilled and very versatile but not as proven or experienced as many other options. He also likes to hold on to the puck a lot and make plays and we have a lot of those types of guys. Getzlaf/Perry are two of my favorite players in the league but I'm uncertain about their skating. Perry being a natural winger has a much better chance of making the team.
If I were picking the team I'd want
a) players that can play in multiple situations
b) natural wingers, and centers should have prior experience where possible when moving over
c) past olympic or playoff success
d) excellent skating
Tavares - Crosby - Perry
Benn - Stamkos - Carter
Nash - Toews - Giroux
Richards - Bergeron - Seguin
Keith - Weber
Staal - Doughty
Letang - Pietrangelo
I agree with a lot of your thoughts, but I hate that second line. Stamkos and Carter are pure snipers, and it seems redundant to have both. Having Benn as the playmaker on the LW makes little sense to me, as Stamkos' one timers generally come from the left side.
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Guys any thoughts on Patrick Sharp for Sochi? I think Sharp is one of the most underrated guys in the league. He is a versatile player who can play several positions, can kill penalties and would look good next to Toews on the 4th line. He always has played very good hockey on the big ice playing for Canada in the World Championships. I am a fan of the guy, and i think he should be one of the guys in the mix. I have him right now on my projected 4th line with Toews and Bergeron. Any thoughts on Sharp?
Sharp is very interesting to me, and was included on my last projected roster. I like his versatility and his experience killing penalties with Toews. A line of:
Sharp Toews Nash
Could be very effective, with Toews and Sharp doubling as the #1 PK unit.
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