premature. WJC lines for Canada.

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  1. Crusher20

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    I know, i Know, its early.. way early, but who are the players who should make the team and what lines would you do, honestly i really dont know wich players are available for Canada.. I know the Habs one, Chipchura, and Price (who arent having a great start) and Latendresse. any help please?
     
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    How about:

    Pouliot - Cogliano - Latendresse
    Wolski - Brule - Bourret
    McArdle - Chipchura - Bolland
    Chucko - O'Marra - Comeau
    McGrath, Boyd

    Staal - Barker
    Parent - Bourdon
    Fistric - Rogers
    Mikkelson

    Price
    Dubnyk
     
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    Somebody who knows team canada youth well, could you help me? I don't know but is Jonathan Toews good enough to make the team this year??
     
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    Bourret- O'Marra- Latendresse
    Pouliot- Brule- Wolski
    McCardle- Cogliano- Little
    Chucko- Chichura- Comeau
    Blunden, McGrath

    Bourdon- Barker
    Staal- Rogers
    Parent- Fistric

    Ellis-Plante
    Price
     
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    It's lovely how McGrath get's shoved as an extra forward yet he's having one of the best starts in Canadian Juniour Hockey so far.
     
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    Why??? Corey Perry came out of camp as the 13th forward last year after leading the OHL in scoring and played his way onto the top line....

    He's going to have to be hot for more than 5 games to play his way onto this team.

    2 points and -3 in his last two games????
     
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    It does say premature line-up does't it? what are these line-ups based on? if their play eariler on in the season means anything (For these premature line-ups) then I don't see why McGrath should be a 13th forward.

    As for the 2 games, don't blame McGrath, blame the rangers, McGrath was their best player.
     
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    The start of the CHL season and Team Canada's orientation camp this summer......
     
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    the defense looks pretty good, Staal, Parent, Bourdon, Barker.
     
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    I can guarentee you that Bolland will be on the team.
     
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    Lines are awfully hard to predict, but it's fun, so here's my guess.

    Pouliot Chipchura Latendresse
    Wolski Brule Bolland
    McCardle Boyd Little
    Bourret Bass Comeau
    Chucko

    Barker Fistric
    Parent Bourdon
    Staal Mikkelson
    Rogers

    Price
    Dubnyk
     
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    Toews will have a difficult time making it as a 17 year old. Few 16 and 17 year olds make the team, but if he has a very good season in college this year he certainly can give himself a chance. I'd be very surprised though.
     
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    I think Steadfast's lines are pretty accurate.

    The Pouliot - Cogliano - Latendresse lin was excellent in camp, so they should stick together.
     
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    Cogliano will be lucky to make it. I don't expect the lines or pairings from the summer camp to stick together, or Pouliot to continue to play centre (he centred that line and Cogliano played on the left). That line in particular, although it put up a lot of points, showed some major deficiencies. They didn't play Sutter kind of hockey and didn't have much of a presence in the corners or defensive zone. I thought Cogliano gave a pretty good effort and probably played as big as he could, but he was still pushed around and probably isn't skilled enough to make up for his lack of size, especially as an 87.
     
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    Strange, I had heard that Cogliano had skill to burn along with wheels. And the Pouliot - Cogliano - Latendresse line did seem to have instant chemistry. I don't think Cogliano is a long shot. As long as he has a solid start in the NCAA I could easily seem him on the team.
     
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    I guess McGrath read this thread before the game today against Toronto because he has 2 goals and 1 assist in the game so far and it's only the first period.
     
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    I forgot about Bolland. So i would definately replace Comeau's spot with his.
     
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    Doesn't Cogliano have mountains of skill? This seems a bit strange to me.
     
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    Let me clarify what I meant: Cogliano is absolutely a highly skilled player, and he has pretty good speed. What I said was he is not skilled enough to make up for his lack of size. As a very small guy, he needs to be very quick with very strong legs and extremely talented to beat out other guy's who are Canada's best. He's skilled, but not necessarily any more skilled or enough more skilled than the other, bigger guys that he is competing for spots with. He simply seems too easily knocked around and not strong enough in puck battles. That's probably partly why he was moved to wing, although I didn't think Pouliot did a very good job down low in his own zone centring that line anyway. I also don't consider him a long shot, I just think he'll have a difficult time making it. Certainly he has a good chance. Right now, I think I have him in the next group of 5 or 6 forwards after my top 13 who I think will make it.

    As for that line staying together, I'd be really surprised, even if all three make the team. A little too one dimensional with not enough grit and defensive presence to be playing as a line on a Sutter team in my mind. I also would reiterate that despite that line racking up a lot of points at the summer camp, I didn't think they were a whole lot better overall than some of the other lines.
     
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    chances are Barker will not leave Chicago this season.
     
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    No, Barker is almost definitely coming back to MH. The only real question is when. He's not even getting into games in Chicago (his first game was tonight, and he only played 11 minutes). Seabrook and Keith look solid according to Hawks fans, so I think it's very safe to assume he is just being given a little look at what the NHL is like before he goes back to junior, perhaps as a motivator for him this season. Beyond this, even if he plays amazingly in the few games he is planned to get and manages to stick, chances are the Hawks would release him to play at the WJs. It's great experience for him to play in a tournament like that, and if I remember right, Chicago released Steve McCarthy to play for team Canada back in 1999(?) or so.
     
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    My prediction is that Kris Chucko, Dustin boyd and Dave Bolland will be the energy line. You heard it here first.
     
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    If Esposito keeps it up, might he get a call to play ?
     
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    i saw the junior team play at gm place a few months ago and remember the best Dmen were:

    Bourdon Barker
    Rogers Russell
    Staal

    those guys really stood out from the rest.

    Carey price and Ellis plante were great in net. Though Alexandre Vincent is playing very well this season so who knows...2 canucks prospects in goal. that would be unreal.
     
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