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Hatcher Adjusting- Looking At Olympics

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
Hatcher has adjusted more easily to the new offense-friendly rules than many had anticipated. He's plus 7 on a Flyers team that has shown itself to be one of the Eastern Conference's best teams. Second, although the game is changing, toughness is still an issue in international competition, particularly in a USA vs. Canada matchup. Hatcher remains one of America's most physical players, capable of handling the bulk and strength of Canada's Joe Thornton or the Czech Republic's Jaromir Jagr. Also, Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell is Team USA's general manager and he is known to appreciate Hatcher's abilities as a leader and his passion for wearing the U.S. jersey.

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