2005/2006 U.S. WJC Eval Camp Roster

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  1. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Here's some names I've come up with. Feel free to add/delete:


    Goalies (x4):

    Cory Schneider
    Jeff Frazee
    Ben Bishop
    Jeff Lerg


    Defensemen (x14):

    Mike Brennan
    Nate Hagemo
    Jack Johnson
    Matt Lashoff
    Ray Macias
    A.J. Thelen
    Taylor Chorney
    Mark Mitera
    Erik Johnson
    Mike Sauer
    Brian Lee
    Matt Niskanen
    Bob Sanguinetti
    Tom Gorowsky

    Forwards (24):

    Phil Kessel
    Peter Mueller
    Matt Aufrey
    Chris Bourque
    Brandon Dubinsky
    Tom Fristche
    Tyler Haskins
    Bryan Lerg
    Adam Pineault
    Kevin Porter
    Robbie Schremp
    Shawn Weller
    Blake Wheeler
    Jack Skille
    Dan Collins
    Pat Kaleta
    Geoff Paukovich
    Chad Kolarik
    Benn Ferriero
    Ryan Stoa
    Nathan Gerbe
    Patrick Davis
    Bobby Ryan


    The guys I have bolded have a great shot at being on the team when it's all said and done (IMO)
     
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    I think there's at least one forward you are missing from your list. Phil Kessel ring a bell. Or what about Peter Mueller?

    Or do they not have to go to camp because they are already guaranteed spots?
     
  3. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    My bad. I thought I had them on there. Thanks for pointing that out. :innocent:
     
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    No Bobby Ryan??
     
  5. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    I'm really looking like a tard here. I had one list made up and I guess I copied and pasted wrong. Thanks for the gentile reminder.
     
  6. CH Wizard

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    No Alex Goligoski? I'd consider him, great list though.
     
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    Canada's team is better (imo)
     
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    JonathanTwinkleToews is a Canuck fan.

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    That's not even the topic.........
    :dunno:
     
  9. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Goligoski is too old. He's an '85.
     
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    After Thelen's absurd season, he better have the camp of his life because there's no way he's getting on this team unless this year for him is the best of his life thus far.
     
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    Is Jeff Likens too old? I hope not.
     
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    Yes, he's an 85 and after watching him last year, that's not a bad thing
     
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    I agree, he was absolutely terrible.
     
  14. espo*

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    Damn,i was kinda counting on him being there next year.
     
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    nomorekids The original, baby

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    haha, for what? a glaring weak spot on the USA's defense?
     
  16. espo*

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    Exactly ;) No such luck though.Oh well,maybe someone on that roster can be next years Jeff Likens.
     
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    Great list except that it's a GENTLE reminder not a GENTILE reminder.
    Gentle = Considerate or kindly in disposition, Gentile = One who is not of the Jewish faith. Your mistake did however remind me of a player you are missing, Michigan State recruit and U-18 defensemen, Brandon GENTILE. He'll most likely be at the camp.

    Also, I don't know if he'll make the team but I would bet a lot that Cedar Rapids (USHL) forward Justin Abdelkader gets an invite to the camp. Brett Motherwell, defensemen from Omaha (USHL) and a Boston College recruit might also get invited.
     
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    Would you believe me if that was an intentional play on words? You're probably right about Gentile (he was one of my final cuts) and Justin Abdelkader is a possibility. I noticed he was the 50th ranked prospect for the draft by The Hockey News.
     
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    What's wrong with Likens? Isn't he likely to get drafted this year?
     
  20. Rabid Ranger

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    Likens isn't a very good defenseman. He's got some nice offensive ability, but in his own zone he's clueless. I have no problem saying that he single-handidly cost us a medal at the WJC's. If he is drafted, it will be very late.
     
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    I'm really happy for Geoff Paukovich.

    I just interviewed him last week and he was really excited about the possibility of getting an invite let alone thinking about the WJC itself.

    You guys have seen him a lot more than I have, what are his chances? Massive center that can play both ends of the rink seems like a pretty valuable player to me. He's got international experience already and has a history with the National program.

    You tell me, I'm asking.
     
  22. CH Wizard

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    My bad........ :rant: :shakehead I thought, he was born in 86. :madfire:
     
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    He's a lock for an invite, although I don't think his chances are very good to actually make the squad. Too much depth at forward on the U.S. team. With the style the U.S. typically employs in international tournaments (especially at the junior level), I'm not sure he'd fit in really well anyway. If he's somehow selected he could be a nice weapon on the 3rd line and PP though.
     
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    rabid ranger, good list. i would probably add jordan lavallee and nick foligno at forward to replace maybe ferriero and paukovich. i know the usa like ferriero, but i think foligno is a better player, and paukovich is a nice 86, but i think lavallee might be the better of the two.

    i think frazee will be the starter. im not sold on schneider yet, and frazee has proven that hes a big game goalie. i think he should be a first rounder if they were having a draft.

    also, assuming mueller is chosen, which i think he will be, do you think he'll have a greater, equal or less impact then kessel did last year?
     
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    Yeah, I orginally had Lavallee and Foligno on there. I just think it's more likely Paukovich and Ferriero get the invites. I could be wrong though. Foligno, in particular is more likely for next year. As for the starting goaltender, there is no doubt in my mind that Schneider is number one. He'll have to fall on his face for Frazee to displace him. When it comes to Kessel and Mueller, Kessel will have the bigger impact in the tournament, although it's not outside the realm of possibility for Mueller to end up the better pro player. We'll have to see about that though.
     
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