Discussion in 'World Junior Championship U20' started by coolwood, Jan 6, 2017.
What year is it?
Yeah I know your stance on those things.
But for me,the states does not seem to care about those things so I don't see why we should be so principled.
Whats this kid points deal anyway? where did he grow up?
If **** means injured I am not sure?
Without a direct quote or anything I'm not ready to throw Point under the bus as an unpatriotic Canadian. Instead of being part of Team USA whose only competition in camp is for the starting position, Point is at Canada's camp which doesn't have guaranteed spots except in the case of Hart. So you essentially have three goalies fighting for one spot. It's possible he grew up feeling equally Canadian/American who doesn't mind playing for either team, he just wants to play.
USA stooping low doesn't mean to me that Canada should stoop to low levels as well, though in this case it would be worse if Point played for USA given his development took place in Canada. If someone cares so little about which country they play for, to the point that they just say they will go wherever the best opportunity is, then I don't have interest in them internationally. I don't expect Hockey Canada to follow suit. Point is born and as far as I know raised in Canada.
I am more cutthroat then you in these matters, if it helps the team i can toss a lot of principles to the side.
Oh yes, and I expect that the vast majority agree with you. I don't find Point as objectionable as when players trained outside of Canada play for Canada at least. More of an annoyance. If Point was Hasek reincarnate then perhaps I would be more flexible, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Now I would toss a lot of principles out the window to have a Hasek level goaltender play for Canada.
So in other (non Point related) news...
Mete is a healthy scratch tonight for Montreal...there is still a chance...
Brett Howden is missing his third game in a row tonight due to injury.
Must be becoming a bit worrying for him making it through camp.
Steenbergen is out for a week to 10 days with a lower body injury.
Steenberger and howden?
This isn't our year
It really isn't.
Howden is day-to-day, he's not in the lineup tonight.
I think Steenbergen could play tomorrow actually, at least in the next few days, been out since the 1st.
2nd I mean, probably won't play tomorrow then.
They're saying he should be expected back just in time for camp. One can only hope.
That would be awesome. This is a solid team but it lacks that 1 guy who you expect to dominate. Steel is really good. McLeod is good. Kyrou is good. Raddysh is good. Thomas is good. But you just don't know if they can be the guy. Jost would be a huge addition to this team. Would make me feel a lot better about our chances.
He's pretty much Jost what we need.
that would be excellent.
although, if his addition comes at the expense of one of the 18 year old centers (Suziki/Glass/Thomas) I'll be miffed. If it means a player like Gadjovich gets cut, then that's fine with me.
That would be nice. Quality centre depth for Canada. I'm guessing that it would mean That Glass is out, but who knows. Last year Jost looked great at the beginning of the tournament but was given less opportunity near the end. I don't know what the situation was there.
Not suggesting that he do the same this year, but Jost did play exclusively at LW last year from what I remember. More broadly, Ducharme has shown a willingness to move centers to the wing if it suits their style of play and if it means getting as many good players on the team as possible (i.e., Jost, Dubois, Stephens, McLeod are all centers who played a lot on the wing at least year's tournament).
I don't think Jost is going to be loaned just to play wing
Production down while hurt? What in the world!
If you're referring to my post, I agree with you, which is why I began my post with: "Not suggesting that he do the same this year...". Team Canada would be best served by having Jost as a center on this team. My main point was that, if Ducharme's history is any indication, we could reasonably expect him to move one or more of the 18 year old centers to the wing, at the expense of a natural winger, in order to maximize the quality of the forward group.
I made the mistake of reading the Nolan Patrick thread. Now I'm imagining Team Canada with Jost, Patrick and Mete. Now I'll just be disappointed.