Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by I Am Ziggy Palffy, Dec 26, 2005.
I wonder how many teams Canada can ice and still medal....
Two for sure. Three is stretching it. Past that, I don't think they have a chance.
Whoa, someone doesn't think very much of Mike Ricci.
There are a lot of quality players that I'm sure I've missed, since I was going from the top of my head and looking at the scoring leaders. The fourth team could compete, and while they wouldn't likely win gold, I think they could certainly compete for bronze. There are countries that have the top end depth that Canada has, but no country has the same depth. The four teams listed above could certainly all finish in the top 8, although the top 10 is probably more reasonable.
I'd say 2
you think Belfour would be #1 in front of Joseph and Theodore?
actually i added mike on the team as a sniper
They weren't in any order. Also, there are guys on teams 3 and 4 that would be higher as well. I also didn't pay attention to position with the forwards.
They'd have a better chance of fielding the most amount of competitive teams if they spread the talent out a bit, instead of having one "super-team".
yeah i don't think they'd be favoured to win gold but i think they could ice 4 teams all of which would have a shot to win it. The problem mainly would be goaltending depth.
If you went with two goaltenders per team as opposed to three, there likely wouldn't be a problem. Spread the goaltending talent out a little, so you don't have Luongo backing up Brodeur. I could see possibly four competitive teams.
It wouldn't if you went with 2 strong goalies and then a 3rd as a safeguard that is perhaps a rookie or lesser player.
Boucher is american and Osgood is not very good
Three at most. There are only three medals to be won.
There ain't gonna be any loonies in Turin!
None. Trust me
Boldest statement I think I've ever heard on these boards. Well done!
17 teams! Maybe even 18.
Two for sure.You could take a team consisteting of strictly guys who are 26 and younger and it would be a great team.
Madden, Ribeiro, Cammalleri, Langkow, R. Niedermayer, Torres, Horton, Perreault, Amonte, A. Carter, De Vries, Van Ryn, Sopel come to mind. Not sure about goaltenders, but I'm sure that Canada could assemble a mildly competitive 5th team.
If other teams can ice more than one team as well -- Canada would only medal 1 team.
I read 4 teams and no Mike Johnson?
In the words of Dave Chappelle....