Canada: 1996 vs. 2004 Rosters

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  1. Tommy_2004

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    1996:
    Rob Brind'Amour
    Theoren Fleury
    Ron Francis
    Wayne Gretzky
    Paul Kariya
    Claude Lemieux
    Mario Lemieux
    Trevor Linden
    Eric Lindros
    Mark Messier
    Keith Primeau
    Joe Sakic
    Brendan Shannahan
    Pat Verbeek
    Steve Yzerman

    Raymond Bourque
    Paul Coffey
    Eric Desjardins
    Al MacInnis
    Scott Niedermayer
    Lyle Odelein
    Scott Stevens
    Rob Blake

    Martin Brodeur
    Curtis Joseph
    Bill Ranford


    2004:
    Shane Doan
    Kris Draper
    Simon Gagné
    Dany Heatley
    Jarome Iginla
    Mario Lemieux
    Kirk Maltby
    Patrick Marleau
    Brenden Morrow
    Brad Richards
    Joe Sakic
    Ryan Smyth
    Martin St. Louis
    Joe Thornton
    Steve Yzerman

    Rob Blake
    Eric Brewer
    Adam Foote
    Ed Jovanovski
    Scott Niedermayer
    Chris Pronger
    Wade Redden
    Robyn Regehr

    Ed Belfour
    Martin Brodeur
    Roberto Luongo


    I say both teams are pretty even - I would say 1996 looks better on paper, but hey, they only won silver :teach:
     
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    Ray Borque wasnt on 96 was he?
     
  3. Burnaby_Joe*

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    I'm pretty sure Foote was on the '96 squad.
     
  4. Burnaby_Joe*

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    Foote replaced Bourque I think. :dunno:
     
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    Foote and Tkachuk had a nasty stick swining incident in the final game, so Foote for sure was there.
     
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    I'm also pretty sure that Bourque turned down the invitation to play for Canada for the World Cup. My question would be where was Patrick Roy?

    ~Canucklehead~
     
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    Patrick Roy has a noble history of turning his back on his country. I believe the only time he ever played was the Nagano Olympics.

    Not surprising they'd pass him over in 1996.
     
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    how about that for strength down the middle.
    lemieux
    gretzky
    lindros
    messier

    at the time, they probably thought they had the 4 best centers of all time on one team. Lindros didnt pan out, but i would put those 3 at the top of my list. The amazing part as none had fallen off the map yet. Messier was the only one under 100 points, and he only played 74 games, and got 99 points. I cant believe they lost, thats unbelievable, not to mention their defensive core. Just an unbelievable team on paper
     
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    Probably blackballed for the way in which he left the Habs for the Avs.
     
  11. leafaholix*

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    Yet he lives in Canada now... not wanting to raise his family in the States.

    It's not a Brett Hull situation... it was hockey related I'm sure, much like Salt Lake.
     
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    Roy wasn't invited.

    And I think Paul Kariya missed the '96 WC due to an injury.
     
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    2004 > 1996

    I think that this year's World Cup team is great. I have seen a lot of people slighting it but it has extreme talent. Not to say that 1996 team didn't but now you have players like Iginla, Heatley, Thornton, Marleau and Doan. They can score and beat down a defense. Its the changing of the guard in Canadian hockey, out with the old and in with the new. This team is going to roll over some teams!
     
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