2007 Memorial Cup All Star Team and awards predictions

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by crthomp, May 25, 2007.

  1. crthomp

    crthomp Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I know it's a little early with the semi final and the final still left to play, but does anyone have any predictions as to what they think the All star team will look like after the memorial cup is over?

    Forward 1:
    Forward 2:
    Forward 3:
    Defensemen 1:
    Defensemen 2:
    Goalie:

    I think James Neal of plymouth is a lock to be one of the forwards, but everything else is up in the air. Does Tom Sestito deserve a spot because of his point totals? If Ennis of Medicine Hat has a good game on Sunday does he deserve a spot? Anyone from Vancouver jump out at anyone? Lucic? Repik? Would Perron get consideration? I highly doubt he would though.

    For defensemen I am also not sure, has Kris Russell earned a spot with his play thus far or does he have to impress in the final to earn a spot? Franson from Vancouver? Blum maybe? Anyone from Plymouth on D?

    And for goalie does Bernier deserve this spot? The way the commentator was talking about him last night he definitely should, but it's still up for debate I guess.

    What about the other awards Tourney MVP? Most Sportsmanlike? Top Scorer? Best Goalie?

    Any thoughts and predictions?
     
  2. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,814
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    the 2 biggest games which will decide almost all if not all of these spots are left to be played. the only award that is possibly locked up right now would be bernier....and thats no lock if keetley has another stellar game in the finals.
     
  3. Superfly Jimmy Snuka

    Superfly Jimmy Snuka Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i think if james neal isnt playing the way he is......plymouth isnt in the semi-final game...youd have to assume keatley is going to be on the allstar team he's been remarkable.
     
  4. Nash

    Nash Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Forwards
    Neal (should be a lock)
    Perron (should be a lock)
    Repik, McCardle or ?

    Defense
    Russell (should be a lock)
    Franson, Mikkelson or ?

    Goal
    Bernier (Keatley is a possible)
     
  5. ZombieMatt

    ZombieMatt Registered User

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, JD Watt wins the award for victim of the worst call. After getting cross-checked into the Plymouth goalie, he somehow managed to get an interference penalty.

    What you guys didn't see on TV was the crowd boo throughout the entire commercial break that followed, eventually shouting down an in-house contest sponsored by Subway the game host was trying to do with some poor lady.
     
  6. Adam91

    Adam91 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,024
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Occupation:
    Equity Analyst
    Location:
    Toronto


    Haha that was hilarious, I can't stand the guy anyway so I was pleased.

    To me the call was based entirely on Watt's reputation.
     
  7. Adam91

    Adam91 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    3,024
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Occupation:
    Equity Analyst
    Location:
    Toronto
    Although this is an Allstar Thread I just have to mention two guys who have been absolute duds in the Cup.

    Dan Ryder - if he makes in anywhere above the ECHL I'd be shocked

    Jon Blum - definitly cemented himself as a 2nd rounder IMO
     
  8. mikethompson

    mikethompson Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    student/scout
    Location:
    Maple Ridge
    Forward 1: Mike Repik or Milan Lucic(both have been absolutely amazing on the first line with Wacey)
    Forward 2: Tyler Ennis or Brennan Bosh(two crazy skilled speadsters part of the smurf line)
    Forward 3: David Perron or James Neal(probably Neal cause I dont see how a guy who got eliminated in a tiebreaker game gets on the allstar team)

    Defence 1:Kris Russel
    Defence 2:Cody Franson

    Goalie:whoever wins the game Sunday will be in this slot

    My question though is how do guys that are on the first team eliminated get on the allstar team, is it really about points or is it their entire play and contributing to their teams succes, well Perron and Bernier didnt do that so how dont see how they get on the allstar team.
     
  9. buddahsmoka1

    buddahsmoka1 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    25,396
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Forward 1: Repik
    Forward 2: Neal
    Forward 3: Perron
    Defensemen 1: Cunningham
    Defensemen 2: Russell
    Goalie: Sexsmith
     
  10. kingsfann805

    kingsfann805 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxnard
    Aren't all-star teams composed of the best players at that position? Team success should have nothing to do with an "all-star" selection IMO.

    Again, don't believe the teams final standings should dictate which players are selected to an allstar team.

    Bernier was the #1 star in the first 3 games he played, even though 2 of those games were loses. His play had to be somewhat "good," no?? Bernier's team (and any other netminder's team) not being able to score, should not reflect on his play / selection to an allstar team.

    Now that being said, if either one of the 2 goaltenders in the finals has played equally and/or better the Bernier, then of course that person should be on the allstar team. Not because of the place of their team, but because they were the best at that position IMO.
     
  11. mikethompson

    mikethompson Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    student/scout
    Location:
    Maple Ridge
    k then the question here is who where the top 3 forwards the top 2 defenceman and the top goalie at this tourney.
    forward 1:james neal(hands down best allaround player in this tourney)
    forward 2:darren helm(another great allaround player saw how good he was at WJC)
    forward 3:mike repik or milan lucic or david perron

    defenceman 1:russel
    defenceman 2:franson

    goalie: bernier
     
  12. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,814
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    did they name the allstar team? all i can find anywhere is that lucic was named the mvp of the mem cup....which is a bit odd IMO.
     
  13. mikethompson

    mikethompson Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    student/scout
    Location:
    Maple Ridge
    y he was the leading point getter, had two dominating fights, and was a physical force like no other out there.
     
  14. Poke Check

    Poke Check Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/story.html?id=5524e765-36fc-493e-ac73-1c210f6898c6&k=73730&p=2
     
  15. crthomp

    crthomp Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Anyone think James Neal got robbed of a spot? Or is the all star team typically only made up of the two teams in the final?

    I know stats aren't everything but Helm had 2 points and Neal had 6. Plus Neal was a physical force.

    And Mikkelson on D? Any thoughts on that? I didn't even think of him at all. Although I didn't think Russell had that great of a tourney.

    I figured Repik, Lucic, Franson and Keetley would make it though.
     
  16. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,814
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Russell didnt have a great tourney, neither did Franson...no dmen really stood out as having a real stellar mem cup...Helm really didnt have a great tourney either I didnt think. Keetley deserved it....Repik deserved it.......I would have said Repik was tourney mvp personally but thats just me.
     
  17. N Bahn Ahden

    N Bahn Ahden Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2003
    Messages:
    6,302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I agree. I thought Repik would have and should have gotten MVP. Lucic was good as well, but a lot of his offense was created by Repik.
     
  18. tomik88

    tomik88 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    how did play michal neuvith in play off (memorial cup)?Will he play to washington next season,do you think?
     
  19. Ferjo

    Ferjo Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    76
    while his team was generally pretty bad, he was simply awful at times. he had some strong stretches, but you don't see goalies in pre-season allowing the goals he did against the Tigers, and while it wasnt his fault the giants pulled away in the semis, he wasn't helping the cause. he was pretty strong in the OHL playoffs, but he really didn't have to be, and when he was counted on, he really didnt step up.

    as for next season, I'm not sure what Washington and Plymouth have in mind with him. He nowhere near NHL ready, and I dont know if he'd be able to handle the AHL yet. I doubt he returns to plymouth with Jeremy Smith waiting in the wings, and Neuvirth would probably be the one traded, not Smith considering Smith is the hometown boy. I have no idea where he'd play next year.
     
  20. buddahsmoka1

    buddahsmoka1 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    25,396
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Wow, I cant believe they took the whole all star line up from the two final teams, thats lame.
     
  21. OHLArenaGuide

    OHLArenaGuide it's dot com

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Arena Guy
    Location:
    London, ON
    Home Page:
    Leaving BOTH the tournament's two top scorers off the all-star team is a joke.
     
  22. crthomp

    crthomp Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Repik and Lucic tied for first in tournament scoring and are both on the team, did you mean just goals or did you mean total points?
     
  23. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,814
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    the top 2 scorers were both named to the all star team. not sure what your talking about.
     
  24. RUSqueelin*

    RUSqueelin* Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    1,061
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He was the single greatest factor in that Plymouth loss. 4 out of the first 5 Giants goals were weak. He was very good in the OHL playoffs and needed to be for Plymouth to march easily to the OHL finals. I don't know what was up with Neuvirth the past couple of weeks.

    I would have put Bernier and Neal on the allstar team some how.
     
  25. Nash

    Nash Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Vancouver
    What a great weekend of hockey. The tournament was fairly dull until the playoffs started. Bernier was definitely the best goalie in this tournament. Keatley's team collapses 5 players in front of him almost all of the time. He is good, but not nearly as good as Bernier. To me, the MVP was Repik. He set up most of Lucic's goals and really controlled the game with his skill. Lucic had some big fights and really set the tone in the final game with his early 4 hit shift and fight. That might have been the best shift of any player in the tournament and helped him win the MVP. Neal definitely deserved to be on the all star team, while Perron impressed me with his skill, but after watching the games on the weekend, I would have to go with Repik, Lucic, and Neal as the forwards. Russell didn't make a difference in the final game and Mikkelson was solid all tournament. I agree with Franson and Mikkelson as all stars. Mikkelson reminds me of Brewer.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"