Canucks going to the WC?

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  1. Knucklez

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    Just wondering if there's any word on guys like Brendan Morrison, Ed Jovanovski, or Matt Cooke joining Team Canada? I know Salo and Ruutu are going to Finland, and Malik is considering joining the Czechs, and Naslund has declined because he needs elbow surgery.
     
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    Hedberg will probably not be asked since Henrik Lundqvist (NYR drafted) looks solid. Daniel Sedin has declined because of a soar abdominal muscle, apparantly he played the series against Calgary on painkillers. If Daniel doesn't go, Henrik will probably not go either. Öhlund claims to be worn down and the swedish defense looks pretty good anyway (Hävelid, Tärnström, Tjärnqvist, Bäckman).

    Conclusion: No swedes from Vancouver in the World Championships.
     
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    I think the numbers game will prevent Jovo from being on the blueline (I can't see them cutting anyone).
     
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    Please tell me you're joking...they can't possibly be *that* dependant on each other! :amazed:

    Not that I want Henrik to join team Sweden, though...
     
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    Morrison has accepted the invitation to join the Canadian team, but of course you all knew that by now. ;)
     
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    Not joking. He's been quoted to say something in the lines of "it wouldn't be right" to go when his brother is injured. Totally stupid imho.
     
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    Someone should let them know that they're not conjoined at the hip.

    I wonder, do they hold each other's hands on the way to the washroom? :joker:

    I'm kidding of course, I love Danrik Sedin.
     
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    lol @ "Danrik"

    I'm so happy Mo is going, along with Glen Murray and Patrice Bergeron. Sucks that Nash pulled out though.
     
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    Well, I'm not convinced that was exactly what he said. In another paper Henrik said that its doubtful that he will be asked to come if Daniel can't come. Meaning coach Hardy Nilsson wants the Sedin-unit, not the individual players. Pretty sad that even the Sedins view themselves as the twin-unit. They are good individual players too.
     
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    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=81064

    According to tsn, Henrik says he's too tired and Daniel says he has an injury. Anyways, it's their right to choose. Some were all over Lidstrom for not participating last year, but it's a long grind. They deserve some rest if they so choose to.
     
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    Brendan Morrison is going to play for Canada, Martin Rucinsky for the Czech Republic, and Sami Salo and Jarkko Ruutu for Finland.
     
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    Matt Cooke will play for Canada as well.

    Anyone know anything about Malik possibly playing for the Czech squad?
     
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    Malik said he might, although something is wrong with his head(visor).

    Linden is playing for Team Canada too.
     
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    They are much more effective together though. It would be good for both of them if they can learn to play apart but that is not the situation yet. Yet, each did this year do amazing individual plays to get open so it is improving.
     
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    No Malik. He's getting surgery to realign his cheekbone, fractured after he took a puck in the face.
     
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