Тема: How is P.K. Subban a long shot for Team Canada

P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy last year, which goes to the best defenseman in the NHLand generally speaking, he deserved it. This season, he's tied for the league lead  https://www.metsshine.com/T-Shirts in points at the position despite none in his last four. He positively affects even-strength puck po se sion against second-line competition. His skating, in particular, is world-cla s.On a le s quantifiable level, he's one of the most electric players in the league and generally stands out; when you're watching P.K. Subban, you know you're watching P.K. Subban.He's also 24. Subban is really, really good. Yet, for whatever reason, we've got this:If I were picking the CDN Oly team, Subban would be on it. Based on intel gathered, at this pt, he's a longshot...behind Boyle and Letang. Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) ...Doesn't mean P.K won't make the Oly team, but, management concerns with high risk play still https://www.metsshine.com/Hoodie  outweigh his offensive strengths. Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) Okey dokey. Now, a few things: Team Canada is stacked at the blue line. Shea Weber, Drew Doughty and Duncan Keith are locks to make the team. Only Keith is left-handed. The best guys beyond that are right-handed: Alex Pietrangelo, Dan Boyle, Kris Letang and, apparently, Subban. That's not preferable for Team Canada, so lefties like Marc Staal and Jay Bouwmeester are in the mix.So this is more of a numbers game; maybe Canada truly is committed to bringing a couple lefties to Sochi, and that's affecting the https://www.metsshine.com/Jacob-Degrom-Jersey  rest of the roster. But to leave Subban, one of the few best defensemen in the world, off the plane for a mix of concerns over handedne s and "high-risk" play would be baffling.Letang, for one, could be called at least as high-risk as Subban. Part of that: they're unbelievably talented. They know it, they use it, and the stuff they pull off because of it is eye-catching and would be high-risk ... for le ser players. When they make mistakes, they come in the midst of opportunities other players couldn't capitalize on or create for themselves, and the mistakes tend  https://www.metsshine.com/Michael-Conforto-Jersey to be memorable.Meanwhile, concerns about those mistakes aren't exactly borne out https://www.metsshine.com/Pedro-Martinez-Jersey  in results; at minimum, the good seems to outweigh the bad. The reward outweighs the "risk," in other words.On the other hand, maybe that's what we're dealing with here; maybe Canada is so stacked that a few rough games combined with preconceived notions and concerns about handedne s enough to turn the tide. It's just hard to imagine a sembling a team purportedly to compete against the best in the world and leaving Subban off it, for any reason.Thanks from the United States, though.MORE: