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#21 Devils731

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:16 AM

Today I agree, in 5 months it may not even be close. This should be Larsson's breakout season.

 

Hopefully, I like Larsson and think he can be an impact 2 way player but I understand not inviting him to the national camp based on where he was at when we last saw him play.  He has a good chance to play on the next 3 or 4 Olympic teams after this one.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:35 AM

I don't get it.. Why do people keep saying Luongo is not good anymore? He's top 5 in the world imo.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

I don't get it.. Why do people keep saying Luongo is not good anymore? He's top 5 in the world imo.

 

Mainly because people view him as not being able to win the big games in the NHL. I know he won the gold in 2010, and that was a huge win for him. But even if you watch that, Miller outplayed him big time. Luongo's defense helped him on some real terrible rebounds. He was a big part of it, but that was a team win.

 

He got a reputation as a 'choke artist' when he was on some Vancouver teams that collapsed in the playoffs, and the blame shouldn't all go on him at all. But that's the way it goes in hockey. People are always looking for one specific guy to make the hero or goat.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:04 PM

Hopefully, I like Larsson and think he can be an impact 2 way player but I understand not inviting him to the national camp based on where he was at when we last saw him play. He has a good chance to play on the next 3 or 4 Olympic teams after this one.


What exactly has Gustafsson proven!

There's a reason why Murray hasn't been picked up yet
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:18 PM

What exactly has Gustafsson proven!

There's a reason why Murray hasn't been picked up yet

 

Gustaffson has 4 more years of experience than Larsson and likely won't make their team. 

 

Murray is a veteran that likely won't make the team.  Murray was also on the last Olympic team so may be a bit of a legacy invite.

 

Point is, those guys have experience and a track record.  If Larsson was 20 and destroying the leagues he was playing in then he'd probably be invited.  Instead Larsson is 20 and like most 20 year olds suffers with inconsistency, he's ranged from looking pretty good to looking awful at times. 

 

If I'm putting together a team for a short tournament I can't gamble on getting pretty good when the downside is I may get awful, not when I have more proven and consistent commodities I can look at.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

Gustafson, Murray, Tallinder and Grossmann over Larsson hahaha

J Johnson, Jones, Dekeyser (!?) and Trouba over Greene and Fayne. Ooof

Fayne wasn't even an everyday player on the Devils last year, itd be silly to think he'd make the olympic team


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