Team Canada Official Roster

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  1. MS

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    A complete roster listing probably merits its own thread:

    Goal
    Martin Brodeur
    Roberto Luongo
    Marty Turco

    Defense
    Chris Pronger
    Scott Niedermayer
    Rob Blake
    Wade Redden
    Ed Jovanovski
    Adam Foote
    Robyn Regehr

    Forward
    Joe Sakic (C)
    Jarome Iginla
    Joe Thornton
    Simon Gagne
    Ryan Smyth
    Shane Doan
    Todd Bertuzzi
    Rick Nash
    Danny Heatley
    Vincent Lecavalier
    Brad Richards
    Martin St. Louis
    Kris Draper

    Alternates
    Eric Staal
    Jason Spezza
    Bryan McCabe

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    - Draper is the selection that bugs me most. I don't mind taking Draper-type player, but Draper is almost 35, has 1 goal, and looks to be on steep decline. Mike Fisher (just to name one) is a better choice as a checking/PK center.

    - Staal has to be on the team. Best 5-on-5 player in hockey right now. Creates offense by himself. I'd take him over, say, Martin St. Louis without thinking twice. I'm sure he could play wing if needed.

    - the fuss over Crosby is ridiculous. Doesn't belong there, wasn't named. Good.

    - our defense scares me. Foote, Blake, and Jovanovski all having poor seasons. Regehr I'm not sold on on the international ice. It's a little frightening how few young guys are staking a place on this team. Same cast of characters as in 2002.
     
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    I agree that Mike Fisher would be a better choice than Draper. In any case Canada needs somebody who can take on other team's top players but I don't think that Draper is that guy anymore.
     
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    i agree that staal should be on the main team over st louis. other then that im happy overall.
     
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    Yeah, take a guy having a breakout season of 35 games vs. the SC winning and lastyears MVP that started slow, but has played very well in the past 20 games... :biglaugh:
     
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    Looks pretty good despite some bad selections.
     
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    I dont get how Marty was even "on the bubble" to begin with.
     
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