Would Canada have won gold with Bertuzzi?

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  1. kmad

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    Not gonna toss in an opinion, just going to open this to discussion.

    Please no mentions of Steve Moore.
     
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    If it was the 02/03 Bertuzzi, Definately
    If it was the 03/04 Bertuzzi, Probably Not
     
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    no, the czechs won and that's all there is to it
     
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    The only answer I can give is I think Bertuzzi would have made this team better. That's a *probably*. Because I can't know for sure and neither can anybody else.

    Obviously, I can't answer your question either. I do not know if Canada would have won gold for sure. And again, neither does anybody else.

    You started! :D

    Steve Moore is a grade A twit.
     
  5. mooseOAK*

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    The team wasn't physically fit enough to compete in that last game, Bertuzzi would have just been another one of them.
     
  6. kmad

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    Well, that's the whole point of discussion, isn't it? To brew conjecture on what might possibly be, but nobody knows for sure? This place would be boring if it was just a fact-fight.
     
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    A Nash - Thornton - Bertuzzi line would've been unstoppable.
     

  8. God no, he'd have been even more rusty then anyone else on the team and he'd be taking stupid penalties left and centre.
     
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    jeeeez
     
  10. sidelines

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    I literally laughed out loud when I saw the title of this thread.
     
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    no, scoring wasn't our problem all tourney. If Blake , Pronger, and Foote were there we would have won the gold by stopping that first goal in the gold medal game and not letting the Czechs setup their trap.

    Bertuzzi would have not helped
     
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    Bertuzzi wouldn't have made much of a difference. He hasn't played all year either, and the defense still would have been horrible.
     
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    NO!!!!!!!!!! Czech's would have kicked butt this year, even with the goon playing for Canada.

    Although maybe if Smyth had been let into their hotel the night before the game and battered them with his stick, then perhaps Canada could have won.
     

  14. grow up buddy
     
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    Thank-you. My sentiments exactly.
     
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    What's the point of this thread???

    The Czechs could counter asking "What if we had Elias and Hejduk as well?"...

    woulda, coulda, shoulda.....
     
  17. Old Hickory

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    Any mentions of the Beruzzi/Moore incident and this thread will be closed.

    Thanks :)
     
  18. Habsfan 32

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    I don't think Bertuzzi would of made a big difference simply because he was not in game shape. One player that could of made a difference was Theodore because he had played all year long and was in game shape.
     
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    From what I saw, thanks to MediaZone, I don't think another additional rusty forward would have made a difference for Team Canada. What they needed was a ready and focused stud Defenseman, or two.

    As was mentioned earlier, Blake, Pronger or Foote would have been extremely helpful.

    Although, Czechs could have added some players as well.
     
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    if bertuzzi would have played defence instead of Jovo, maybe
     
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    Heyo!
     
  22. Habsfan 32

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    Or maybe instead of Souray who was absolutly brutal all tournament long.
     
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    No. Canada lost because of poor team defense, half the players being out of game shape and the Czechs being a hell of a team. Bertuzzi wouldn't have helped in either regard.
     
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    the only think that would have helped Canada was to have 22 players who played an entire year of pro hockey

    and still, the majority of the czech stars were there, so even with team Canada B, it wouldn't have been enough.

    I don't think Bertuzzi would have scored 3 goals in the final game
     
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    Who knows? Theres plenty of other players from Canada or any of the other countries you could ask this very same question about.

    Would Russia have won the gold with Khabibulin, for example.
     
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