2006-07 Canadian WJC Team

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  1. badrobot101

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    I was just thinking out loud, pondering upon who might make the team. Any thoughts?

    By my estimate, there are six forwards eligible to return, and five defence. Everybody else is a bit of a toss-up, I reckon:


    Jonathan Toews Derrick Brassard Steve Downie
    Daniel Bertram Andrew Cogliano Guillaume Latendresse
    Ryan O’Marra Jordan Staal Chris Stewart
    Ryan White Tom Pyatt Angelo Esposito
    Brandon Sutter

    Marc Staal Luc Bourdon
    Ryan Parent Kris Russell
    Kristopher Letang Ben Shutron
    Ty Wishart


    Carey Price
    Jonathan Bernier
     
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    I'm assuming that's just a depth chart? because I'm pretty Staal-Parent, and Bourdon-Letang would play together.
     
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    Yeah, call it a depth chart if you like. I'm just thinking out loud about who might make the team, and am interested in any additions/subtractions.
     
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    oops

    I forgot to add Gilbert Brule. There's a strong chance he'll be with Columbus next year, but I should have included him anyway.

    I'd say there's also a strong chance Marc Staal will be with the Rangers next year.
     
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    Marc Staal, Luc Bourdon, could stick with their NHL teams
     
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    Bryan Little, James Sheppard most likely will be there.
     
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    Cody Franson should be there
     
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    Setoguchi?
     
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    Reasonable List....

    If you're going by who is likely to be there, this is a pretty good initial guess. Only forward I can see making their NHL team is Latendresse, as the Habs do need a bit of size up front. Depends on his pre-season and what improvements he can make to his skating. Brule, he'll be on the Jackets this coming season.

    Defense, Parent, Russell, Letang will all be back. Preds are just too stacked on the blueline for a 19 year old Parent to crack the lineup.

    Bourdon and Staal could make their NHL clubs only because both the Rangers and Canucks have openings and are no where near as deep as the Preds are on the backend.
     
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    Is Carey Price really a lock to make this team? Any other options in nets besides he and Bernier?
     
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    Who will get invited for the summer look see in Calgary July 23rd?
     
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    This team better win gold, anything less is a massive failure.
     
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    Franson, Vlasic will both be on the team, IMO.
     
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    I have to agree that Franson and Vlasic are very strong possibilities to make the team. Neither Nashville nor San Jose have openings for them to make the NHL, and both of them had great seasons and very solid Mem cups.

    Setoguchi should also make a serious run with a very fine season this year. Of course, that doesn't include the possiblity that he shines at Sharks camp and makes the team (which I would say is doubtful, but it wouldn't shock me if it did happen.
     
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    Cody Franson will be there. Marc Staal will probably stick with the Rangers, I don't think Bourdon will with Vancouver.
     
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    What about Crosby?? :sarcasm:
     
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    I think realistically you can expect to see Setoguchi and Little on Team Canada for sure.

    John Tavares should have a pretty good chance if he keeps lighting it up in the OHL.

    Guys like Hamill, Sheppard, McArdle, Ryder, Stewart and Giroux up front should all get a real good look and on the backend guys like, Mikkelson, Franson, Vlasic, Gragnani, Jackson, and McNeill.

    Leland Irving will also get a look in net. Levasseur may also get an invite.

    A few personal favourites like Bass, Clune and Clutterbuck should get invites this summer and I hope have a chance in December.
     
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    there is a very, very slim chance Cody Franson does not make this squad.
     
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    Thanks for the input, all. Should be a fairly deep team, and the question is: who gets left behind? Since they usually go with 19-yr olds, or players with WJC experience, I have highlighted those (including Brule et al, although they might be in the NHL next year).



    Jonathan Toews/ Derrick Brassard/ Steve Downie
    Daniel Bertram/ Andrew Cogliano/ Guillaume Latendresse
    Ryan O’Marra/ Jordan Staal/ Chris Stewart
    Ryan White/ Tom Pyatt/ Angelo Esposito
    Brandon Sutter/ Gilbert Brule/ Kendal McArdle
    Devin Setoguchi/ Bryan Little/ James Sheppard
    Dan Ryder/ John Tavares/ Claude Giroux
    Zach Hamill/ Cody Bass/ Cal Clutterbuck
    Richard Clune

    Marc Staal/ Luc Bourdon
    Ryan Parent/ Kris Russell
    Kristopher Letang/ Ben Shutron
    Ty Wishart/ Cody Franson
    Marc-Edouard Vlasic/ Brendan Mikkelson
    Patrick McNeill/ Marc-Andre Gragnani
    Scott Jackson

    Carey Price
    Jonathan Bernier
    Leland Irving
    Jean-Phillipe Levasseur
     
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    Nice work on listing a potential squad. I'd be suprised if more than two or three of these guys stick with their NHL squad. My feeling is that a few players that were still eligible this past season but didn't play due to being with the NHL club was a result of the lockout. Teams were still trying to get used to the new concept of the salary cap and were more inclined to have a cheaper, junior age player on the roster than a higher priced veteran. Now that all the teams have had a chance to adjust to the new world of a cap, teams might be less inclined in 06/07 to bring up a younger guy. Regardless, that's a pretty good pool of players to choose from and I hope for another gold since I've already booked my package to go to Sweden and cheer Canada on.
     
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    James Neal?
     
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    bryan little will also be 19 by the time of the WJCs (he's in this year's draft but he's a late 87). same with brassard iirc.
     
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    What role would you expect him to play for Team Canada? Stylewise, he seems like he could be an interesting player to pair with Parent. But I would imagine Parent figures into a big minute role with Team Canada, and I have no idea if Franson is good enough to play those minutes alongside him.
     
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    Setoguchi-Colgilano-Bourret
    Toews-Staal-Downie
    Little-Brassard-O'Marra
    Sheppard-Staal-McCardle
    Latendresse, Pyatt

    Bourdon-Letang
    Staal-Parent
    Russel-Franson
    Mikkelson, Ryan

    Price
    Bernier
    Irving
     

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