The Official NHLers/Oilers @ The Olympics Thread
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07-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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Because it's not an all-star team. They'll want traditional scoring lines, grinder/tough minute lines, etc. Same reason Kris Draper made the team in 2006 (maybe not the best example since that team did so poorly, but I'm sure there are some other examples).
How would Jamie Benn not be one of the ideal fits for a 4th/checking line? Two way player with a big body and nice skillset. He would be a hell of a lot more effective than many of the lower end skill guys like Kunitz, Marchand, Lucic in that role.
The Olympic team is always an all-star team, whether you like to believe it or not.
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