Jack Campbell is one of the best goalkeepers in the league this season. Will he be able to get in to start for the United States at the Olympics in Beijing?
In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Faceoff Show, Frank Seravalli reported that Campbell was not on Team America’s long list and, therefore, would not be eligible to represent the United States at the Olympics…
McKenna: “We’ll look at Jack Campbell next. Here’s a goalkeeper with the lights off. I think this guy is absolutely a candidate for Vezina this season. He was carrying the Maple Leaf, whose defense was looser than people realised.
They can score like crazy, but you look at Campbell’s numbers, his traditional numbers are fantastic (0.937 save rate), but his goals have exceeded expectations. and all of his advanced stats are in the top 3 in the league.
However, he wasn’t on Team America’s long list for the Olympics when it was turned into the International Olympic Committee on October 15. What’s going on here? ”
Seravalli: “That’s the nut right there. Jack Campbell is not on Team America’s long list.
That surprised some people. You look at how the season went and how well Jack Campbell played for the Leafs, you look at some of the expected lineups out there, and I’ve seen Jack Campbell’s name on a lot of people in surname number.
But, to my knowledge, Jack Campbell is not on that list, and therefore will not be eligible to play for Team America at the Olympics, if of course the NHL players end up leaving.
I think the next question becomes, if not Jack Campbell, who is the goalkeeper of Team America? These are three men right here that look like they’re trembling to become…
You are an expert in goalkeeping, but I think this is a position that cannot keep US general manager Bill Guerin up at night. ”
You can watch the full episode here…
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