Canada's Roster for the 2004 World Championships

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  1. Remax

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    Just wanting to know what people think Canada's roster might look like at the Worlds this year. It is getting close to the end of the regular season so we are getting a better picture of which players will be available for the team. Give a list of 2-3 goalies, 6-8 defense and 12-15 forwards please. What about rookies, does anyone think that any of them will have a chance to play such as Staal, Horton, Fleury, Bergeron, Hunter? If so include them in your list and an explanation of why or why you don't think that they will get invited. My list as of how the standings are right now is as follows:

    Goalies
    Roberto Luongo
    Marc Denis
    Chris Osgood (If Not In Playoffs)
    Jocelyn Thibault(If Healthy)

    Defense
    Derek Morris
    Steve Staios
    Eric Brewer
    Jason Smith
    Nathan Dempsey (If Not In Playoffs)
    Rick Jackman
    Jay Bouwmeester
    Chris Pronger (If Not In Playoffs)
    Al MacInnis (If Healthy) (If Not In Playoffs)
    Barret Jackman (If Healthy) (If Not In Playoffs)

    Forward
    Ryan Smyth (LW)
    Luc Robitaille (LW) (If Not In Playoffs)
    Rick Nash (LW)
    Kyle Calder (LW)
    Shane Doan (RW)
    Alexandre Daigle (RW)
    Nathan Horton (RW)
    JP Dumont (RW)
    Danny Heatley (RW)
    Marc Savard (C)
    Daniel Briere (C)
    Mark Messier (C)
    Patrice Bergeron (C)
    Anson Carter (C) (If Not In Playoffs)
    Eric Lindros (C) (If Healthy)

    I think that some rookies will be invited to play, Horton is the only one that made my list because he is just coming off an injury so he will be a little fresher, he is one of the more physical rookies which is usually an attribute that Canada looks at. I do think that Trent Hunter, or Eric Staal could all be on the team too, but Staal plays center which is a very tough position to crack and Hunter is in the playoffs as of right now. :dunno: :handclap: :teach:
     
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  2. Kevin Forbes

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    Rucchin, Carney, Giguere and others from the Ducks might be available
     
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    Drury and Carney are American and I hope they both show up for Team USA.
     
  4. Remax

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    My bad, I knew that and I had him at the top of my list for centers and deleted him because I remembered that and then for some reason I put him down at the bottom a minute later. Its changed now. I also know that Giggy is going to be available and if Thibault is still injured and Osgood makes the playoffs and goes deep into them, then I would probably put Giggy on there, but with the seasons that those others are having compared to his, I can't have them on there right now. I know that Thibault isn't having a great season because he has been injured, but he was doing pretty good before the injury and he will be very fresh having not played since October.
     
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    Highly doubt Lindros will play or even be invited.

    This year's team might have less rejected invitations than in the past because some players may want to make a case for the World Cup team. Plus, it may be their last chance to play hockey for a while.
     
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    What? Aint he russian?
     
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    No he isn`t. He`s canadian, born in Montreal. Are you mix him up with somebody else?
     
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    No i dont, always thought that he is russian. Wow, has he ever even been russian?
     
  9. Hitman*

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    I'd say Kevin Weekes will get invited. Dwayne Roloson as well
     
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    I think that the Cdn keepers would line up this way

    1) Luongo
    2)Giguere
    3) Weekes

    replacements in case of injury

    -Roloson
    -Thibault (if healthy)

    -Theodore (if Habs get bounced early)
     
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    What about Wes Walz?
     
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    Luongo has been confirmed: http://www.canoe.ca/Slam040401/col_garrioch-sun.html
     
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    Watching the Anaheim/Calgary game, it seems Rob Niedermayer and Giguere are on the team as well.
     
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    what about Todd Bertuzzi??

    My opinion is that he will be there when the puck drops for the World Cup.

    They need him for the Northamerican type of game,
    just imagin a line of:

    Nash Thornton Bertuzzi
     
  15. leafaholix*

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    Hell no.

    He doesn't deserve to take up a spot on the roster for the World Championships.
     
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    I know that Brière, Heatley, Bouwmeester and Luongo are going to play for Canada. It was confirmed a few minutes ago in Switzerland (the information was given because Canada and Switzerland are in the same group).
     
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    Team Canada has 16 players at the moment:

    Jean-Sebastien Giguere Goaltender Montreal, QC Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
    Roberto Luongo Goaltender Montreal, QC Florida Panthers
    Marc Denis Goaltender Montreal, QC Columbus Blue Jackets

    Jay Bouwmeester Defense Edmonton, AB Florida Panthers
    Willie Mitchell Defense Port McNeill, BC Minnesota Wild
    Derek Morris Defense Edmonton, AB Phoenix Coyotes
    Nick Schultz Defense Strasbourg, SK Minnesota Wild
    Eric Brewer Defense Kamloops, BC Edmonton Oilers
    Andy Sutton Defense Kingston, ON Atlanta Thrashers

    Daniel Brière Forward Gatineau, QC Buffalo Sabres
    Dany Heatley Forward Calgary, AB Atlanta Thrashers
    Rick Nash Forward Brampton, ON Columbus Blue Jackets
    Justin Williams Forward Cobourg, ON Carolina Hurricanes
    Rob Niedermayer Forward Cranbrook, BC Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
    Shawn Horcoff Forward Trail, BC Edmonton Oilers
    Ryan Smyth Forward Banff, AB Edmonton Oilers
     
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    If the habs get bump in first round maybe Ryder and Ribeiro could join the squad.
     
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    Mitchell and Sutton? That blueline is going to have one hell of a nasty streak.
     
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    So they are going to train in Hungary this upcoming week? Should be interesting.
     
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    Unless he declined, they should've invited Nedved. He could do well for them. Likely better than Horcoff or Williams or Niedermayer.
     
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    Isn't he Czech ? and i think its great that Williams will be their absoultely my favorite Flyer while he was here.
     
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    He is a CDN citizen.. played for Canada in the 94 Olympics.. or was it the 92.. I don't remember which but he did heh.
     
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    They added three more players: Jeff Friesen, Brenden Morrow, and Scott Niedermayer!! :handclap: I'm so glad, was really hoping either he or Pronger would join the team!

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=80813

    The article says it's the first time both Niedermayers have played for the same team since minor hockey (aw!)
     
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