WJC: 2020 Canada Roster Talk

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  1. coolwood Registered User

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    Well there's already an american thread for next year and as always after a loss like that I need to put my mind on something else. Here's some roster candidates for next year, let me know if I'm missing someone or you don't think someone belongs (I included YOB because we all know how much HC relies on that):

    Alex Newhook (01), Alexander Campbell (01), Harrison Blaisdell (01), Dylan Holloway (01), Dylan Cozens (01), Kirby Dach (01), Peyton Krebs (01), Eli Zummack (00), Luka Burzan (00), Cole Fonstad (00), Nolan Foote (00), Serron Noel (00), Akil Thomas (00), Connor McMichael (01), Ryan Suzuki (01), Barrett Hayton (00), Philip Tomasino (01), Ty Dellandrea (00), Liam Foudy (00), Joseph Veleno (00), Alexis Lafreniere (01), Jakub Pelletier (01), Nathan Legare (01), Mathias Laferriere (00), Gabriel Fortier (00), Benoit-Olivier Groulx (00), Raphael Lavoie (00), Samuel Poulin (01)

    Jacob Bernard-Docker (00), Jonny Tychonick (00), Ty Smith (00), Calen Addison (00), Bowen Byram (01), Jett Woo (00), Matthew Robertson (01), Ryan Merkley (00), Kevin Bahl (00), Declan Chisholm (00), Giovanni Vallati (00), Tyler Tucker (00), Noah Dobson (00), Jared McIsaac (00), Justin Barron (01)

    Trent Miner (01), Nolan Maier (01), Jordan Kooy (00), Hunter Jones (00), Alexis Gravel (00), Olivier Rodrigue (00), Colten Ellis (00)
     
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    Coaching options ??
     
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    Lafrenière-Veleno-x

    Smith-Dobson
    MacIsaac-x

    I don’t expect to get Hayton back but he’ll be much appreciated if he doesn’t stick with the Yotes.
     
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    wayyyyyyyyyyy to early for that call. It usually goes to one of the Assistants if the Head Coach doesn't want to return. I hope nobody on this current staff gets a shot at returning next year.
     
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    Can we play this tournament first please :D
     
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    We can do both. Go Swiss. See how easy that was.
     
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    Noo, go Finland! And thanks for the broken stick ;)
     
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    Just for fun! Way to soon to make those prediction anyway:

    A. Lafrenière-B. Hayton-D. Cozens
    J. Veleno-K. Dach-R. Lavoie
    L. Foudy-A. Thomas-S. Noel
    B.O. Groulx-T. Dellandrea-M. Laferriere
    P. Krebs

    T. Smith-N. Dobson
    J. McIsaac-J. Bernard-Docker
    B. Byram-J. Woo
    R. Merkley or K. Bahl
     
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    Kisio would be the early front runner.
     
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    Pretty good roster looking at it from today. Considering how many young players are making the NHL nowadays, I have my doubts on Hayton, Cozens, Dach, Veleno, and Dobson. We'll have to rely on our 2001s this tournament on forward IMO. It's also on big ice. I think Pelletier, Fortier and Legare make the team.

    Lafreniere - Thomas - Lavoie
    Krebs - Pelletier - Noel
    Foudy - Dellandrea - Legare
    Holloway - Groulx - Damiani
    Fortier

    Smith - Bernard-Docker
    Byram - Woo
    McIsaac - Addison
    Robertson/Chisholm/Bahl

    Rodrigue
    Gravel
    Miner

    Really strong defence, even if we miss Smith and Dobson, I like the guys who can take their spots in Robertson and Chisholm (mobile, lengthy D). Bahl is a good PKer, he should be used as a specialist. We might miss our top '00 forwards in Veleno and Hayton who led the Hlinka team in points, '01s will have to step up especially if Dach/Cozens are in the NHL as well. Speed is crucial, but that doesn't mean disregard size.

    He shouldn't be. Only coach to not win gold with Canada at the Hlinka in the last 12 years.

    I think we should go with guys who have experience winning in the CHL. That's where NHL organizations get their coaches, they already Knoblauch, Gruden, Thompson, Viveiros, Konowalchuk who took their teams to the Memorial Cup the last 2 years.

    Mario Pouliot - just won the Memorial Cup. Best team in the QMJHL.
    Andre Tourigny - just won with the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and was an assistant with Canada at the WJC in 2010, 2011, and 2013. 2nd best team in the OHL right now after London.
    Dale Hunter - He's a winner, won at the Hlinka a few years back. Best team in the OHL.
    Marc Habscheid - Memorial Cup, WC gold and silver medal, U20 2 silver medals, and his team has the best record in the WHL.
     
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    Looks like a decent roster.
     
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    Well that's a name I was not expecting to see.
     
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    Will be interesting to see what happens with a few guys. I would say the top 2 centers would be Hayton and Veleno and I think at least one will be there for the tourney. I would guess Veleno plays with the Griffins and is loaned if he wants to go. Hayton I think will be with the Yotes. ANother interesting one will be which high picks will be in the NHL. I'm not sure Cozens or Dach are the level of guy that forces an NHL team to make room for them right away. One of them would be my early favourites for the second line center spot, Dellandrea would be another one that gets a long look

    I could see

    Lafreniere- Veleno - and a guy like Foudy to be on the forecheck working well as the top line

    The defense will likely be

    Smith-Dobson
    McIsaac-Bernard-Docker

    Really early to tell for those other spots. Woo and McIsaac would play a similar role I think, but Woo is a good option and I think an early favourite for one of the spots. Byram the other favourite right now. Bahl is on the outside looking in because his role would be similar to McIsaac and Woo but they can do more in other areas if needed.
     
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    omg hope not
     
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    Coach should put Lafrenière and Laferriere on the same line, just to troll the play by play guys. :sarcasm:
     
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    Ty Smith was the last cut on the Devils roster this year, he is having one of the better seasons for a defensmen in the last 20 years in the WHL, without improving anything other than gaining 5 pounds Smith likely makes the Devils next year. If he can improve his his shot and skating a tick he will be playing top 4 for NJ, especially given how weak NJ is on the left side.
     
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    I'll give it a shot.

    A Lafreniere J Veleno (AHL) R Lavoir
    B Hayton D Cozens K Dach
    P Krebs L Foudy S Noel
    G Fortier T Dellandra A Thomas
    R Suzuki

    T Smith N Dobson
    B Bowen J Woo
    J McIssac J Bernard-Docker
    M Robertson

    O Rodrigue
    A Gravel
    best '01 born goalie projected #1 for the 2021 at home in Edmonton/Red Deer

    If Hayton sticks in Arizona, then move Krebs up to for the DUB line. All '01s, but big enough, fast enough and skilled enough to handle big minutes. Move Suzuki up to form the O line.

    Hockey Canada should drop the November CHL-Russia series. It's really not helping either side. Come up with something new.

    I think I'm over the undrafted late bloomer phase/SteenbergenLeason. I want only players who have come up through the POE and have years of proven elite level tournament experience.

    And for god's sakes, a coach who is there to win a gold medal and not angling for a NHL gig.

    and pick the game time schedule best for the team to achieve success not primetime ratings in the eastern time zone. I'm talking of course about the 2021 tournament. :) and all home tournaments henceforth.
     
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    Veleno can't play AHL next year can he? I'm aware of the extra year due to exceptional status but I thought it was still the 20 year old rule.
     
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    This team will be much better than what this years iteration who were a colossal failure.
     
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    until the age of 20 OR 4 years. standard CHL players agreement. therefore he's eligible for the AHL next year should he not crack the DRW roster.

    I'm not convinced. Half of this team got bounced at the U18 in the quarter-finals by the Czech Rep last spring. I felt they underperformed, but the additions of Cozens and Dach + a few others doesn't do much for my confidence for a gold medal run just yet... there's work to be done, right now just 1 of 5 teams competing for a medal.
     
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    I think Veleno will get a long look in camp but he likely doesnt make the full time NHL roster yet. He should be available, unless the Griffins have him playing a huge role next year
     
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    Canada has had great goaltending the past couple of years after long stretches of sub par and downright terrible goaltending. How do the 2020 candidates look?
     
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    My roster

    Forwards:
    Alexis Lafreniere
    Raphael Lavoie
    Gabriel Fortier
    Barrett Hayton
    Nathan Legare
    Jakob Pelletier
    Ty Dellandrea
    Joseph Veleno
    Dylan Cozens
    Peyton Krebs
    Serron Noel
    Liam Foudy
    Kirby Dach

    Defensemen:
    Jacob Bernard-Docker
    Calen Addison
    Jared McIsaac
    Bowen Byram
    Noah Dobson
    Ty Smith
    Jett Woo

    Goaltenders:
    Olivier Rodrigue
    Alexis Gravel/Colten Ellis
     
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    That was my post-tournament impression of this team as well.

    Canada has been undone in the past due to bad goaltending, then all of a sudden we get a good set of goalies and our roster is weak.

    It reminds me of the Blue Jays with their pitching with no hitting and hitting with no pitching.
     
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    I'm expecting Smith, Dobson, Hayton and Veleno to be in the NHL but if I was to create a team with everyone available

    Krebs-Dach-Cozens
    Lafreniere-Hayton-Thomas
    Foudy-Veleno-Lavoie
    Foote-Dellandrea-Noel
    Suzuki/Byfield

    Smith-Dobson
    Byram-Merkley
    McIsaac-Woo
    Robertson

    Rodrigue
    Hofer
     
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