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07-23-2013, 11:15 AM
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Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
No way Pacioretty doesn't make the team, likely will be put on a line with Stastny and Ryan like in the 2012 WHC. I'd actually kinda prefer he doesn't go for injury prevention selfishness though.
That would imply Ryan playing on the RW... which already counts Kessel and Kane as candidates to play there. Don't think it's going to happen.

Pacioretty is not a lock. If it was solely based on picking the best offensive players out there, he would be a lock. But it's not. It's a matter of trying to find a good balance.

Pacioretty being a sniper, and team USA already counting on Kane, Kessel, Ryan and Parise for that role, I could see them considering Pacioretty too redundant in their roster, and bring in a guy who brings different things to the table.

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