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11-19-2013, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CrankuptheSnakes View Post
He needs time, but he's the kind of player Sutter adores in a defensive/PK role. He'll be at camp, and let's hope that his ability earns him a spot. He was extremely important at the U-18's last year, and a driving force to that team's success. He's just got to bring it again at this level.
Yeah problem is Canada has got really good defensive centermen and forwards in general. Horvat, Reinhart, Laughton, Monahan (maybe), McDavid (not amazing but solid), Lazar, Gaunce, and Gauthier are all pretty good to great defensively. If the team has Monahan, Reinhart, Horvat and Laughton down the middle, all those guys can play a shut down role and provide a bit more. Drouin might also be a center too. On the other hand, Sutter might want to stick a couple on the wing and end up with Gauthier as the specialist on the fourth line. I dont think this is his year personally but next year he should be there for sure

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