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07-26-2013, 11:57 AM
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Rabid Ranger
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
Team Canada and Sweden have repeatedly taken teams to the WHC and had youngsters either as extra F or D - just as a type of developmental opportunity.

Similar thing happening for Team USA. Obviously there's been a bit of anti-Petry bias on their behalf in years past, but I think this is beyond that - it's just a developmental opportunity for these kids at camp. None of them are coming along to Sochi.

Another guy in a similar boat is Andy Greene. Definite top pairing defenseman. But just not a guy Hockey USA has been a fan of. They love their former WJHC kids, or guys that came up through the USANDTP
Really? Petry's been on the last two World Championship teams. I think in the end he's a "tweener" that was never going to make the Olympic team and isn't part of the young core for future best on best events either. There are a lot of good U.S. d-men that didn't get an invite: Goligoski, Greene, Carle, etc.

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