Originally Posted by buick1957
lets face it how else do you win Gold except scoring goals! I know your grinders are important but there is a lot of snipers that are grinders too!
Oh, you mean like the 30 goal scoring grinders that you say don't belong on the team?
Who exactly are you going to replace them with? Doan? All three have career highs that are higher than his. Fisher? Never broken 30 goals, or 50 points. Jordan Staal? Same deal as Fisher. Sharp? Sure, he would have been an excellent choice, but the three are better selections than him.
Lecavalier? Not a checker. St. Louis? Not a checker. Stamkos? Not a checker. Brad Richards? He was on the 2006 team that amounted to nothing, and he's not a checker.
Bergeron, Toews and Morrow never stop working and they don't take retarded penalties. Three defensively responsible players who all have offensive touch, tenacity and
discipline? Sign me up.
If the selection committee thought that Green could learn how to play defense to Babcock's expectations, then he would have been brought. When asked about the selection of Doughty, Yzerman said "unlike other offensive defensemen, Drew is not a liability in his own end."
It's not an All-Star game. Defense actually matters here.