January 1st, 2014, 03:38 PM #21
Yeah . . . surprised that Bobby Ryan didn't make it. I think the Cam Fowler pick is VERY smart. The guy is playing huge minutes on the #1 team in the NHL, and his game is perfect for the larger ice surface.
He was also born in Canada, but we'll let him slide on that.
January 1st, 2014, 03:52 PM #22
I am not sure there is a single player on the U.S. roster that is as patriotic as Jack Johnson though. He was a big part of the last Olympic team and through the World Championships. He may not be the best defenseman, but he steps up his game for his country.
Originally Posted by jom
January 1st, 2014, 03:52 PM #23
Bishop should have been the other goalie over Howard. Howard has really struggled this year.
January 1st, 2014, 03:59 PM #24
I do like the Fowler pick as much as it pains me to say it.
Not sure about the Ryan deal. Seems like it shoulda been but who knows.
Do not like the amount of legacy picks.
I do think Kessel is going to be a very surprising player on the ice over there.
January 1st, 2014, 04:22 PM #25
Oh how the "Mighty" JMFJ has fallen.....
January 1st, 2014, 04:55 PM #26
Thank goodness they are selecting the team on this seasons performance because we might not have a King on the team.
January 1st, 2014, 04:56 PM #27
Kings going to the Olympics
I'm baffled by BR being left off, I think he'd thrive with the extra ice. Maybe they didn't think he'd have enough chemistry with the players who did make the team? I kinda like Fowler making the team. Yeah, he's a Duck but I think he's a great defenseman and as much as I hate seeing the Ducks do do well, I definitely enjoy both teams being good at the same time versus only one being good at a time for the last 20 years.
Anyone think JJ got passed over for playing in Columbus? He's a true gamer and did great the last Olympics. I was hoping he'd make the team so I could cheer him on again.
January 1st, 2014, 04:57 PM #28
we can say that about Brown, Doughty, etc, etc
Originally Posted by Robitaille20
January 1st, 2014, 05:01 PM #29
Shhhhh don't bring logic into this! ;-)
Originally Posted by Ice24
January 1st, 2014, 05:37 PM #30
That may be but I'd have Yandle on the team before JJ any day of the week. Frankly, I'm a bit stunned by this...I'm not sure what Poile et al were thinking here...
Originally Posted by KingFanMGM