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BLAKE13
03-25-2013, 10:48 PM
If you tallk with Jack Parker he is still viscerally upset that Team USA did not keep Mattie Grzylcek, but more than his disagreeing with Grizz getting cut is the way the USA went back on their word of making final cuts after Helsinki. Instead Team USA brought a plus two with one roster spot to Ufa ... After 2 Round Robin games, I believe in was Dec 30th, Matt G. is called in and told that the Team USA wanted their sixth defenseman to be a Big, 6 ft plus D-man (as it worked so well in 2012 WJC) and Parker was Irate that his player loaned to Team USA by being kept as late as he was MISSED TWO CRUCIAL COLLEGE GAMES without getting the benefit of playing a single game that counted for Team USA when most had him as at worst the 4th d-man on the roster coming into camp and by all accounts he held his own.

There has never been love lost between Parker and Team USA. He felt he was passed over for the 1980 Olympic team coaching job.

But he has always put personality issues aside to help his players develop especially since the WJC took off over the past decade.

That said, as intelligent as he is, Matt Grzylcek is a stubborn S-O-B not unlike 1980 Charlestown native Jack O'Callahan. Though he says the right things in public, he is steamed by how Team USA treated him this past winter.

Does Lucia extend an Olive Branch and GUARANTEE him a roster spot, and even if he does is Grzylcek so teed off at USA hockey that he passes on the 2014 WJCs?

Gurtholfin
03-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Is he a Minnesota native?

J.D.
03-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Are you related to hokydad by any chance? How do you know grizzlick is steamed?

Carmine Scarpaglia
03-25-2013, 10:52 PM
Why don't we hope USA Hockey picks the best roster to win the tournament when the time comes. They're finally getting around to putting politics on the backburner and you want some favors 8 months in advance to a kid that got cut last year and had his feelings hurt?

Great player, he'll probably be picked. Let's have him try out for the team like everyone else this year.

The Rube
03-25-2013, 10:53 PM
In tDon we trust.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/36147_1500428223738_474718_n.jpg

Carmine Scarpaglia
03-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Are you related to hokydad by any chance? How do you know grizzlick is steamed?

Even hokydady wouldn't write something this dumb: "most had him as at worst the 4th d-man on the roster coming into camp."

aktick
03-25-2013, 11:43 PM
Go Lou! :mad:

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-26-2013, 02:01 AM
So Jack Parker is mad at USA hockey for making two decisions that affected him, even though they were obviously the right ones? OK.

I expect Lucia to put together the best team he can to win a gold medal. Everybody will earn their spot on the team, not handed it.

Jimjamesak
03-26-2013, 03:20 AM
There has never been love lost between Parker and Team USA. He felt he was passed over for the 1980 Olympic team coaching job.
http://denver.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw8911-seriously.png

Really. Seriously?

Greyeagle
03-26-2013, 07:46 AM
I've always felt I was unfairly passed over for the 1980 Olympic job, too.

Dirty
03-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Perhaps if Parker put as much effort into controlling his team as he does into whining about USA Hockey, his players wouldn't have been raping chicks left and right.

KnowItAll
03-26-2013, 08:06 AM
Perhaps if Parker put as much effort into controlling his team as he does into whining about USA Hockey, his players wouldn't have been raping chicks left and right.

I was kinda thinking the same thing
maybe team USA did not want to have a BU player around, making people wonder whether there were going to be lots and lots of accusations of sexual assault.

that said, if the games were in Helsinki, I am betting the Finish lawnmowers were safe, so it would be OK to bring in UND players, right?

SanTropez
03-26-2013, 08:29 AM
Does Lucia extend an Olive Branch and GUARANTEE him a roster spot,

No he doesn't, in fact if he keeps whining he will be shipped off to Alaska and put on the Seawolves roster.

Driftryder
03-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Does Lucia extend an Olive Branch and GUARANTEE him a roster spot, and even if he does is Grzylcek so teed off at USA hockey that he passes on the 2014 WJCs?

No