Your Team Canada Powerplay

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  1. Aaron Vickers

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    I couldn't help but watch and be impressed with Team Canada's puck control, especially on the powerplay tonight. I think it looks extremely solid. That said, I would make one minor change.

    I've seen Ryan Getzlaf enough to know that he's utilized best on special teams by playing the point on the powerplay. Granted, these are the best defensemen in the country, but the one-timer Getzlaf can release from the point when a man up is extremely good.

    Personally, here's how I'd have the #1 powerplay unit for Canada.

    Crosby-Bergeron-Perry
    Getzlaf-Phaneuf

    Thoughts? Your opinions?
    What would you do?
     
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    Sit back and enjoy. wow!!! :bow: I hope Al Montoya has his game in order. USA cannot win without Al being as good as last year. Go USA :handclap: :handclap:
     
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    Actually, Montoya will have to be better than he was last year. Yes, USA won the gold last year, Canada is that much stronger this year and after watching Crobsy and Bergeron, wow, they are going to be hard to contain!!!!
     
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    Canada's powerplay is going to be unbelievable. Although the one thing that the team is missing is a true powerplay quarterback. I don't see big offence in Phaneuf, he looks so awkward and uncomfortable with the puck (yesterday). A guy like Ian White would definitely be appreciated.

    That said, with the guys they can put out, it really might not matter. Crosby and Bergeron are going to light up this tournament.
     
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    I'd put Barker on the point. He's got a great shot. Canada's special teams should be great this year.
     
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    Sidney Crosby - Patrice Bergeron - Corey Perry
    Cameron Barker - Dion Phaneuf

    Nigel Dawes - Jeff Carter - Ryan Getzlaf
    Danny Syvret - Shawn Belle
     
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    Is there a foward on team Canada that plays the point in his respective junior team?
     
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    Ryan Getzlaf.

    Canada's PP is UNREAL.
     
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    Crosby sometimes,
     
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    Bergeron-Crosby-Dawes just watch Dawes get passes from the other two guys and he will a bunch .
    Barker-Phaneuf
     
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    I noticed that as well, he just seemed to get rid of the puck as soon as possible without realizing how much time he had. This is the one thing I think he needs to work on
     
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    I am never one to disregard having a forward on the point especially if they are an upgrade over what is available defensively. The only thing that would prevent it perhaps is if Getzlafs reaction to defense when the puck is lost is less than great. Sutter will know if he can handle it but i suspect he may not try it against the best in the World unless he has to.
     
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    And there's the other question, is it an upgrade over what is available?
     
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    Sidney Crosby - Patrice Bergeron - Corey Perry
    Cameron Barker - Dion Phaneuf

    I think this is the best PP line they could have :handclap:
     
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    Maybe it would be an upgrade to Phaneuf. Bergeron - Crosby - Perry - Barker - Getzlaf wouldn't look bad that's for sure.
     
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    Crosby-Bergeron-Perry
    Barker-Phaneuf

    Dawes-Carter-Richards
    Getzlaf-Belle
     
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    Monday night against the Finns was the first time I have seen Getzlaf play since last year. On 1 PP, he looked very good along the boards on the PP. Good puck control and passing. Some posters have said he played ok I thought he stood out in this game.

    That being said, I like Barker on the point of the 1st PP unit. Getzlaf should be used on the PP but 2nd unit. From the sounds of it there will be plenty of PP times as offiicals will be calling games very tightly, trying to eliminate obstruction/ interfernce infractions. Getzlaf will see plenty of PP time.
     
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    This line will destroy every team!!
     
  20. Aaron Vickers

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    Anyone notice that PP unit on the ice that scored late in the second period?

    ;)
     
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