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04-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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Except that Simpson has always used Ambühl as an offensive center (in 2010 with Brunner and Monnet, in 2011 with Sprunger and Monnet, and in 2012 with Wick and Niederreiter), and Plüss can be used in either an offensive or defensive role. My guess is that if no one is injured, Romy, Ambühl, Plüss and one of Traschsler and Walker will play center. Judging by the lines used by Simpson, I think Cunti is the backup plan for Romy.
Off course, when we take the POs into consideration: If Plüss will be there... there's no spot for Cunti. But I pray to whoever I have to, that Simpson finally sees that Ambühl was a product of Brunner, when he played 1st Line... how many games he played C this year with the Lions? ...definitely not more than a couple...but we had this topic before
I agree about this, I guess I'm just not as willing as you are to use the world championship as a Cunti try out.
I just think, this WCC should be the test-tournament for the Olympics... and I want the best talent on the team in Sotchii to medal (or lose in prelimary round), but not this typical swiss between (for a solid 7th or 8th finish). evenmoreso when there's nobody get relegated at the OG. it's the time for risky moves!
You're preaching to the choir here, I've argued many times that an international player has to either bring speed or some physical presence, without any of those, skill is useless (that's why I've argued many times against Sprunger in the national team). But unlike in Ambühl's play, I don't see an effective use of speed by Cunti. Hollenstein or Ambühl are very powerful skater and Brunner has top notch offensive skills, skating alone makes you a border line 4th liner at best (see Bieber, I remember that game against Canada in 2011 when he got a breakaway and a penalty shot but couldn't score).
How dare you, comparing Bieber to Cunti
one is a worker, the other is an artist with soft hands, and with very good situational play-making.
You're probably right about Sprunger.... I just like him very much as a character and player and always thought from all slow, soft and skilled players, he's the guy with the biggest talent (hands, shot, passing) and definitely the best reach... and I still think with a very talented C and a hard working, strong skating partner on the wing (or the other way round), he still could have an impact...especially in PP-Situations and against lesser opponents in must win games.
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