November 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Ryan Murphy (7) is chased by the Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke (24) during the 1st period at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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My Opinion: Gerbe started out the season on a tear, but has slowed down lately and that surely won’t help his chances. Looking at the possibilities for the Americans, there’s plenty of depth at wing and not a whole lot at center, which isn’t going to help him at all.

However, most of the American wingers are bigger, slower guys that were used effectively in the last Olympics in Vancouver. But unlike the Vancouver games, these Olympics will be played on a bigger ice sheet.

That means the bigger wingers that play a rugged style of play can’t be used to the best of their ability. It’s a small chance, but Gerbe could be a skilled, faster option for U.S.

Charlotte Checkers Recap

The Checkers fell to the Chicago Wolves again, losing 2-1. Brendan Woods got the scoring started before the Wolves scored two unanswered goals to win the game.

The Checkers next play Wednesday against the Hershey Bears.


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