Brent Sopel should replace Pronger.

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  1. kmad

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    I think that Sopel has shown that he has the ability to step it up in big games. His impeccable two-way game and flawless skating would be a huge asset for Canada on the World Cup stage.
     
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    It's STUART, not SOPEL.
     
  3. Phanuthier*

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    Tomato, tomato
     
  4. SopelFan*

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    Even I can't help you with this one... :joker:
     
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    You are kidding, right? :help:
     
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    Totally agree. Also, Cory Cross should be first in line to replace Niedermayer should he suffer an injury.
     
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    A little defensive are we? Bouwmeester is a way better pick then Sopel. As for your comment about Cross, that was kinda pointless. Cross is terrible and everyone knows it.
     
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    You seem to be under the impression that I was responding to you, which I wasn't. It was a sarcastic response to the original post.
     
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    Oh, sorry man. :blush:
     
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    The threadstarter was being sarcastic, wasn't he? :dunno:
     
  12. One can only hope.
     
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    Sopel sucks so bad, I would cry if he was team Canada's team. THankfully they chose a kid who is ten times the D man Sopel is.

    What is this love on for Brent "I trip over backwards on my ass" Sopel?
     
  14. SopelFan*

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    With defensemen like Brewer on the team, I wouldn't be spouting off too much about Sopel...
     
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    What the double HE hockey sticks is going on here? And the criticism of the Oilers players continues. Get off your high horse.
     
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    Unfortunately, I have to agree. I would seriously consider Sopel at least as good as Brewer. Stuart, Mccabe are both far better. But since Kevin Lowe is the assistant GM...
     
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    Time to start counting down the time it takes for the 'Steve McKenna for shootouts' thread....
     
  18. OMG~! Brent Sopel is like.... such a pansy!!1~!
     
  19. Brewer is miles better than Sopel. While Sopel contributes more offense, Brewer can actually play his position...defence. Eric Brewer has also been spectacular in international competition. He plays his best hockey with the Maple Leaf on his chest, and has shown it at a few World Championships and the 2002 Olympics.

    Bouwmeester should have been Blake's replacement over Scott Hannan. I hate to see Pronger go down, but Bouwmeester deserves the shot.
     
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    I hope this is sarcasm.
     
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    Sopel is also a great open-ice hitter and would intimidate large forwards like Roenick. It would be a mistake NOT to use him.
     
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    I agree :joker:
     
  23. SedinFan*

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    Personally I have no idea why Brewer even comes close to making this team. He's so incredibly overrated.

    And no, Brent Sopel shouldn't come close to making the team.
     
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    I don't watch many Vancouver games, so I don't know Sopel too well, but is he comparable to an Aki Berg type player?
     
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    For the last time Brewer was not a pick of Lowe's for the WC!!!!

    Gretz said Brewer was considered an automatic given his strong play during the last half of the year, his 2 great World Championship apperances and his Olympics. No one challenged his selection when he was brought up.

    Gretz even mentioned he would likely be a top 4 player on the team!! Some Vancouver fans seem to have this huge vendetta against him for some reason. You may not like him, you may not like his selection but he is one of the better young D-men in the world and has given the WC executives no reason to pass him by.

    Did any of you guys even watch any of the world championships? Brewer was playing alongside Neidermeyer at times and their play was pretty comparable. And I think Neidermeyer is one of the best in the world. Brewer is going to prove a lot of people wrong in the next few years. Count on it.
     
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