Is Pat Kane going to make team USA?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Randall Graves*, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. With Kessel signing with the Bruins it seems to me there is a great chance he will make the squad if Phil is not released for the WJC's. There's also a chance Bobby Ryan may not be there either, so it seems to me team USA will need an offenisve player like Kane on the team.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Boomhower

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    It will probably depend on where he chooses to play hockey.
    If he decides to go to London, I wouldn't wager any money he'll make the US team.
     
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    I would agree with this statement 95% of the time but Kane is a "golden boy" of USA Hockey. I think he would get the job considering all of the success he has had with the NTDP.
     
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    He should anyway, he should have been there last year as well considering the US's shoddy offensive output against teams not named Norway.
     
  5. I am sure Kane will ask USA officials if playing in London will hurt his chances..I think he should play in the OHL but maybe he wants to play against the obstruction laden NCAA.
     
  6. firstroundbust

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    go ahead and explain that to us
     
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    He is implying that there is a lot of interference in the NCAA where the old clutch and grab game still rules the roost.

    Three years ago I would have agreed as obstruction in the college ranks was worse than any other league but they have really cleaned it up since then. The game is much cleaner and has good flow to it.

    In fact, I would argue that the officials have gone over board and now call everything, and I do mean every thing!
     
  8. Whenever I watch a college hockey game there is too much clutching and grabbing it's really ugly to watch sometimes.
     
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    Pat Kane will make the team regardless of where he is playing.
     
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    The OHL with the new rules put into place last season make the OHL a perfect fit for Pat Kane. He will get plenty of ice time especially on the PP and that will aid his development tremendously.
     
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    hes a shoo-in for the team regardless if kessel and ryan are there or not.
     
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    Exactly. He was one of the most dynamic players at the evaluation camp and is a product of the USNTDP system. Those two factors equal automatic selection to the team.
     
  13. Chuck Schwartz

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    And like orange and black said, he would have been there weather or not Kessel and Ryan were as well. This topic should be closed.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Don't know why threads like these are typically used to take shots at the NCAAs...when for a guy like Kane, the NCAAs is a great option.
     
  16. nomorekids

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    is aaanybody out there? does anybody knooow?!
     
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    I think he may even have a chance at squeezing in to the top 15 for the Draft next year.
     
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    Agreed 100%. It's gotten to the point where a good, hard, clean check warrents a roughing call nearly every time and a stick to the waist is called even if it hasn't hit yet.

    But the flow is a million times improved.
     
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    Anyone hear anything about when he's making his mind up?
     
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    Its pretty much the way it is today....a good up and down game but lot of people I know refer to college hockey as the "no hit league". They do have to ease up a bit...make that a lot!
     
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    he has to before labor day weekend. i would assume middle of next week.
     
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    London Knights camp opens August 29th - hope he is there :handclap:
     
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    It definately is a good up and down game. I love watching college hockey. With a bit less penalties called for "hitting too hard" it'd be even better.
     
  24. Personally, I don't know the Ducks well, but here's my opinion on the Ryan situation:

    Despite the loss of Lupul in the Pronger trade, I only see Ryan getting a 10-game tryout with the team, and then being sent back down to Owen Sound. Ryan is the type of guy who dramatically loses effectiveness if he isn't playing on one of the top two lines, and I'm not sure he can win that position for the Ducks this year.

    If Ryan returns and Trevor Lewis ends up in Owen Sound, they are the team to beat in the OHL IMO.

    Of course, it will depend on Ryan's camp, but I really don't think the Ducks are in any hurry with him, and I agree with that assessment. IMO, young players make the most improvement simply by getting the most minutes and opportunities they possibly can, and unless Ryan makes one of Anaheim's top two lines, I don't see that happening in 2006-2007 in Anaheim. Just my opinion.
     
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    Kane is going to play for London according to USHR which is usually very accurate.
     

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