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07-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
Smith makes the preliminary roster. Legwand and Wilson don't (not saying they should but more than Smith...) Huh?

Poile trying to raise Smith's trade stock?
Smith's performance at this years Worlds entitle him to be included on the preliminary roster. The chance of him making the Olys this time are nil but being on the roster will be valuable experience and he will almost certainly represent the USA at the Worlds some other time.

I also wonder if Poile didnt talk to Legwand and ask him if he wanted to be invited or not. At his age its not like Leggy needs the experience and with his chances of making the team being marginal (as of right now anyway) I can see Poile not naming him.

If by some chance Leggy lights it up in the fall, he can aways be added on.

Personally I think Legwand would be an excellent choice for teams USA's 4th line as a PK specialist but Im sure there are other centers with more offfensive upside who are still good at the PK as well...

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