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07:45 AM ET 11.22 | Transitioning to the NHL hasn't been a breeze for Seth Jones, who's -6 on the year, though his future remains bright. The subject at hand is one of great interest and speculation: Will the 19-year-old Jones land a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, of which [Nashville GM David Poile] also serves as general manager? The statistics make a case in Jones' favor. Entering Thursday, his 23:59 average time on ice ranked 26th among NHL defensemen but fifth among American defensemen. ... [Said Poile:] "Again, the only thing you can say right now is he lacks experience. He has the size (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) we're looking for. He can play both sides. I don't think you can say that about too many players we're going to choose. He can skate at the highest level. His hockey sense is there."

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November 22, 2013  08:31 AM ET

What the hell was Piole was talking about when he said "He can play both sides. I don't think you can say that about too many players we're going to choose"? Almost all of the guys on the team are 2-way players. Was he talking about sexual preference?

November 22, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What the hell was Piole was talking about when he said "He can play both sides. I don't think you can say that about too many players we're going to choose"?
Almost all of the guys on the team are 2-way players. Was he talking about sexual preference?

LOL - I'm pretty sure he's talking about left and right.

And I guess you think Kessel made the team when you said "almost". :-)

November 22, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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And I guess you think Kessel made the team when you said "almost". :-)

Exactly.

November 22, 2013  10:14 AM ET

he will be there, along with the kid from Montreal

November 22, 2013  11:12 AM ET

U.S. O-lame-pick team?

Why even bother if we're not even going to get a sniff at bronze? Let the kid stay home and rest up for the home stretch. Why expose him to injury unnecessarily?

November 22, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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Let the kid stay home and rest up for the home stretch. Why expose him to injury unnecessarily?

Yep. He's used to playing about 40 games/year against kids, not 82+ against grown men.

November 22, 2013  02:12 PM ET

It won't matter whom they have - if they go with Anderson and Quick. Talk about going off the boil.

November 22, 2013  02:46 PM ET
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It won't matter whom they have - if they go with Anderson and Quick. Talk about going off the boil.

A couple months ago Canadians were concerned about their goalie situation and Americans were confident about theirs. The tables have turned and they can easily turn again two months from now. We'll see how things play out.

November 22, 2013  04:27 PM ET
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A couple months ago Canadians were concerned about their goalie situation and Americans were confident about theirs. The tables have turned and they can easily turn again two months from now. We'll see how things play out.

It would be funny if Team Russia picks Bryz.

November 23, 2013  01:16 AM ET
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It would be funny if Team Russia picks Bryz.

You mean blessing! Ha!

Pick him! Varlomov might get the nod...

 
November 23, 2013  01:17 AM ET

As far as the article......whoopi...etc etc...

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