Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by NativeHockey77*, Jan 1, 2011.
care to add to list
Tokarski was nothing special. Mind you, much better than Roy. A lot of people seem to remember his save, and that's it. Pogge was awesome though.
Haven't been watching this tournament very long, have you?
Tokarski? People remember one orgasmic (Pierre ) save of his, but he was far from being one of our best-ever.
Worst: Fleury, the golden mistake
Fleurys made up for it with a stanley cup win.
Marc Denis(1997) or Manny Legace(1993) for me.
Both had outstanding tournaments, the best Canadian goaltending I've ever seen in the WJHC.
Edit: Reading the other answers make me quite old. Looks like some people are either very young or just started watching hockey in the last 4-5 years.
Tokarski was garbage until the Gold Medal Game. Crap against the US (except one save) and garbage against Russia. He is bordering on worst 5.
Also terrible - Pascal Leclaire (decent numbers, but not good in a couple of big games in 2002), Trevor Kidd (1992), Jake Allen (2010).
Best - Manny Legace, Jimmy Waite, Stephane Fiset, Trevor Kidd (1991), Marc Denis, Carey Price, Justin Pogge.
Underrated - Maxime Ouellet. Played decent on two undermanned teams that won bronze. Some bad goals, but did good on teams that didn't score enough (2000-2001).
Roberto Luongo was great, albeit in a losing effort.
I know for me, I've been actively following NHL hockey since the late 90s, but I personally didn't watch a international game with interest till the 2006 Olympics, and the WJC after the Toews shootout performance.
So I can't comment on anything before that.
In 1999 - yes.
In 1998 - He and Mathieu Garon combined to maybe give the worst tandem performance for Canada ever.
lol, 1998. Wasn't that the year Canada ended up in like 8th place after losing to Kazakhstan
After a bit of checking because that sounded very perculiar to me, they didn't lose to the Kazakhs, but they finished below them.
The best guy I saw with TC?
Jimmy Waithe by a mile
Best: Legace, Denis, Price.
Worst: Allen, Roy
The worst goalies are from the last two tourneys. Hopefully not a trend.
edit: post #22 has it
olivier roy is going to cost Team Canada the Gold..Absoloutely weak!
Really though. The goaltending performances for Canada were generally much better in the 90s, although Price was great a few years ago. I would go with Legace as the best.
roy is so bad
Need to wait until the end of the tourney but Allen stunk last year.
Yes they did. 6-3 in a 7/8th place game.
FTR - Bounced back the next year to get to the Gold Medal game, beating Kazakhstan 12-1 in the QF. Just an abberation year, after losing the QF to the Russians after hitting a goalpost, they lost a placement game to the US, and then to the Kazakhs in the 7-8 game.
Pogge has the best stats I can find.
Went 6 Games... 1.00 GAA, 3 Shutouts, 0.952 save%
Was at the 2006 WJHC and Pogge was very good indeed.
Not many worse than Mathieu Chouinard in my opinion. I think he is the worst I've seen.
Had David Leneveu played more he would have stood out as terrible in 2002 - beat out Cam Ward. Olivier Michaud and Jeff Glass are also non descript guys. Glass was a starter on a team that was better than everyone by a mile.
Leclaire and Garon were less than stellar.
Waite's performance in Russia and even Fiset's performance in a losing cause in Alaska, were elite performances.
Pogge was top notch. Luongo's performance in Winnipeg ranks up there and Fleury in Halifax gave that team a chance when they had no business competing with the Russians.
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