Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by SeLaine, Dec 5, 2005.
Now that the selection camp roster is out lets throw out who we think will make the final cut
Cogliano, Pouliot, Latendresse, Little, Bolland, Setoguchi, Boyd, Chipchura, Comeau, Chucko, O'Marra, Downie, and Toews
Barker, Staal, Bourdon, Letang, Russell, Parent, and Stephenson
A's: Comeau, Bolland, Barker
Goal: Julien Ellis, Justin Pogge
Defence: Cam Barker, Luc Bourdon, Kris Letang, Ryan Parent, Kris Russell, Marc Staal, Logan Stephenson
Forwards: Daniel Bertram, David Bolland, Dustin Boyd, Kyle Chipchura, Kris Chucko, Andrew Cogliano, Angelo Esposito, Guillaume Latendresse, Bryan Little, Ryan O'Marra, Benoit Pouliot, Devin Setoguchi, Blake Comeau
Goal: Price, Ellis
Defense: Barker, Bourdon, Pokulok, Schultz, Staal, Russell
Forwards: Blunden, Bolland, Chipchura, Chucko, Cogliano, Downie, Latendresse, O'Marra, Setoguchi, Esposito, Pouliot, Pyatt, Toews
There's a good mix of toughness, checking ability and scoring ability. I'd think the team lines at forward might be something like this:
Esposito as the floater
The defense might look something like this:
That's a pretty imposing group of forwards when you really look at it. Couple with a big, mobile defense and good goaltending and there's no reason to believe we can't be the favorites of the tournament again.
This is how I'd do it:
It's hard to say I think, the one thing Canada lacks that the US has is that one gamebreaker (Ryan/Kessel). IMO I just don't think Canada has as good a top 2 lines as the states but I'd much rather Canada's defence and depth.
We may lack a game breaker so to say, but I think our depth is much better than the Americans. We can put out four lines that can score and check and make life miserable for the other teams. Not too many teams can say that. The US might be able to put out to high power lines, but high power lines can be rendered ineffective by good checking and agitating, and that's where we can be dominant. We throw teams off their game and get them to take stupid penalties, we can actually be quite lethal on the power play. You park someone like Latendresse in the front and have Bourdon pound the puck from the point and we should be lethal.
Maybe Cogliano can be that gamebreaker fellas?
It's a shame Brule got injured because he would be that gamebreaker we need.
A couple of people don't have Blake Comeau making the team but Ryan O'Marra there. I would be surprised if either didn't make it, but Comeau is a near lock IMO.
Comeau should be there. He has big game experience. He has played a ton of playoffs games with Kelowna and Memorial Cup games as well. I think he would be a perfect fit on the third or fourth line.
O'Marra I think is a very good bet at being either the third or fourth line center.
This would be a pretty decent group IMO.
Latendresse - Cogliano - Pouliot
Comeau - Chipchura - Setoguchi
Little - Boyd - Bolland
Blunden - O'Marra - Downie
Barker - Bourdon
Letang - Staal
Parent - Schultz
Man, I'm really worried about the Americans this year, they have a very impressive team. So here's my Team Canada U-20, I'm not sure about forwards yet, but here's defence and goalies.
G: Price/Ellis/Dubnyk (Comes down to those 3 imo, two out of those I'll have to wait)
For forwards, I don't know. The rosters people have posted so far seem pretty good.
Boyd- O'Marra- Setoguchi
Comeau- Cogliano - Bourett
Bolland- Esposito- Blunden
Parent - Staal
Rogers - Letang
As for defense, Staal might not even be a lock for the top 4, not because of play though.
I heard a person from Hockey Canada on the radio today talking about the possibility of having two pairs of D-Men that have already play together, and that they expect Bourdon to be a top 4 and a possible 1-2 punch of Barker and Bourdon. Basically he seemed to be hinting at the chance of a top four like this:
Barker - Russell
Bourdon - Letang
Obviously the chances of this may be far off or whatever. I am sure the play of the defense will be more indicative then anything, still interesting though.
bouret was not invite
price will be back up or starter
I disagree, I think that this may be Little and Cogliano's coming out party. These kids are definitely game-breakers, and are both lighting fast, especially Cogliano. I think that they are really going to impress in this tourney.
Little will be there. Im not gonna say 100%, cause you never know. But Sutter cannot afford to not take him, as they will need his offense.
Latendresse - Brassard - Pouliot - Brassard and Latendresse play together and Pouliot played with Lats during the S.E.C.
Towes - Cogliano - Bertram - I think all 3 of these college guys will play on a line
Esposito -Boyd - Bolland - I just think this line makes sense.
O'Marra - Chipchura - Blunden - O'Marra and Blunden play together in Erie amd will be a good shut - down line.
Barker - Russel - play together in M.H
Bourdon - Letang - play together in M.H
Staal - Parent - both are very good and seem like locks to make the team
I want Ellis to make the team and I think he should but I think he will go with 2 WHL tenders.
Ur sure of that are u. I'm not saying he wont be but i think the who the goalies will be is very much dependant on how they play at the camp. Any 2 of the 4 could make it in my opinion.
The job will be won in camp, whoever will demonstate the most coolness and skill. Price has been hot and he is carrying it in. He also knows a lot of the guys there.
Setoguchi-Bolland (I think he can play center?)-Comeau
Little-Chipchura-Chucko (great checking lin if you ask me...)
Boyd or Esposito
(I think that they'll go with the 2 goalies that can steal games. I don't think that Pogge or Dubnyk can do this)
This is Kinda why i think Pogge will be the back-up, u want consistency from your back-up u dont need a guy who can steal games you need someone who wont allow the softy. I think it will be one of Price and Ellis as the starter and Pogge as the backup but as said it will be decided in camp.
Ellis has being more consistent over his CHL career then Pogge.