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05-20-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
I just wouldn't count him out right now. Anything can happen in a calendar year. USA isn't going to pick a player based on age or NHL contract, they will choose among the goalie who gives them the best chance to win. To think TT plays and is playing at a high level(which he did before he went on a sabbatical) he will be in the convo.
The last old goalie I can think of that played in the Olympics was Hasek (2006). Who played 9 minutes in total and he was 41 years old at the time. He played 4 years before that in the 2002 Olympics with 4 games, but he was also 37 years old, 2 years younger than the current Thomas. Also, at the time, there was only one other goalie that could take the spot, and that was Cechmanek, which was also his rookie year. Hell, at the time, he didn't even finish one full season yet, so Hasek essentially had no competition that year at being the starting goalie.

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