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07:30 AM ET 08.29 | Filling out the top two-thirds of Team Canada's roster isn't all that difficult an exercise, but it's those final spots that make for interesting debate. The last five picks are exactly what Sidney Crosby means when he says, "There's a lot of could-be's." ... Does Joe Thornton make the team as a likely left-winger? His experience, superior passing ability on the power play, and good work in the faceoff circle make Jumbo Joe a useful asset. Or do you prefer Andrew Ladd, as I do, based mostly on foot speed and the fact Ladd is ready now to make the step to being an Olympian. Ladd has two Stanley Cups at the young age of 27 -- the Jets captain is a winner, and it's high time he joined this group. Or, if versatility is your concern, what about Chicago's Patrick Sharp?

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August 29, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Good thing the Olympics aren't in May.

August 29, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good thing the Olympics aren't in May.

nice

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August 29, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Being picked last is always confidant-building.

August 29, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Guess that means Tavares can wear number 19 since Stamkos will wear 91.

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August 29, 2013  12:39 PM ET
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Any Canadian player would love to be picked last to represent Canada.

I agree....

August 29, 2013  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So which clown at SN wrote this one? I was surprised Joe even got called to camp...

egg-actly

August 29, 2013  01:27 PM ET

MAy I respond negatively about your porcelain poodle......?

August 29, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Give Joe his "Thanks for past services rendered" mug, and move on

August 29, 2013  06:07 PM ET

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

August 29, 2013  11:25 PM ET

Say it ain't so Joe.

 
August 30, 2013  02:38 PM ET

Andrew Ladd eh? Not such a bad idea, or Sharp!

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