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01-02-2014, 10:37 AM
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Mikos87
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Absolutely shocked at Yandle being left off. Team USA left off a 19 yearold Bobby Ryan at the WJC after having him on as an 18 year old. There must be some history of bad blood there.

Orpik on big ice is a concern, but I guess he's the guy they took in case they end up playing Canada. Plus Martin and Orpik have been an excellent pair this season.

I think the Backes and Oshie chemistry is too hard to ignore to not have them together. Faulk is a dominant big ice player, I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in the top pair, but I think a McD and Faulk pair will be filthy out there.

Glad Step got named, didn't think he was going to after the poor start to his season, but hopefully it helps him lift his game for the Rangers now and later.

Wheeler's been solid and serves as a utility guy, but I think his skating ability is what got him on the team over Ryan. Still, for a 13th forward... I would have taken a do it all type of player, or an x-factor scorer. Wheeler is neither.

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