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Howard on U.S. Olympic Roster

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The pickins must be awful slim for him to make that roster.

Err, no. They're not.

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Its great for him! Maybe this will help with his confidence going forward. I am a little surprised given his injury and his play so far this year. Maybe our d just sucks after all.....

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It's Wyshynski quoting St. James, so I'm taking it with a grain of salt.

I don't think Howard played as badly as some around here, but if he is selected it sure wasn't based on this season's play. Honestly I'd just as soon he's home getting a break and they send someone who played well this season like Bishop to be the third goaltender.

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Congrats Jimmy..cool honor whether he plays a game or not it will be a great experience.

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Great for Howie, maybe this will give him the confidence he needs to get his season on track and out of the slump.

On a side note I'm rather shocked Howard gets the invite over Ben Bishop.

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Reputation pick. Howard has been average this year but has the ability to play much higher. I agree that this may take some pressure off of him and he can start playing like an underdog trying to earn his way up the pecking order.

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I doubt the third string goalies are going to see a lot of ice time, sure it's nice to be nominated but if nothing dramatically happens it's going to be Quick > Miller > Howard. None the less this is a very good group to have.

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Miller has actually been outstanding on a putrid team. Having a save percentage near .930 and a GAA of less than 3 on a team that gives up 75 shots a game is a minor miracle. He also almost carried them to gold in 2010. I will be stunned if he is not the starter considering how mediocre and injured Quick has been. Add me to the surprised that Howie made it camp but kudos nonetheless.

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Kind of the best of both worlds- he gets the honour and experience, but he probably won't be playing in games. He'll keep in shape practice-wise, but hopefully won't get injured. (knocking wood as I speak)

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I wonder if Ryan is actually grey too or if he dyes. Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

(And if you remember that commercial, you're old.)

I think (barring injury) it'll be Miller- Quick- Howard.

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Like everyone else here ... i must say, pleasantly surprised. I have to think the pickins are slim. Guess Thomas didn't make the cut :lol: ... comeback didn't quite impress.

Good in another way, I'm Canadian :cool: ... if there was ever a time I wouldn't mind if JH performed badly, it'd be at Sochi.

And if US plays Sweden ... that'd be interesting, wouldn't it?

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Before the season started I though Jimmy was a lock to make the team. Yeah, he's had a bad year but not having good team defense made protecting the net a much bigger chore.

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Sorry to my Yankee friends out there but this years version of Jimmy Howard shouldn't even be allowed to work the door on the bench. There are better playing goalies out there that should be in before him and it may do Jimmy alot more good to stay home and live with Jim Bedard for the next few weeks to put him back together.... I knew there would be rust last night but the first shot on goal from near the blueline? Really? Follow by 2 more just the same? Thats not rust... it's loss of vision maybe? Played without his contacts on possibly? No doubt Jimmy will bounce his way back but the way his is playing right now, I would not want him on the Olympic team if I were from 'Merca

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