Crosby and the World Cup...

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  1. speeds

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    Crosby and the World Cup

    is there any circumstance where, if you were in charge, you'd consider bringing Crosby along as the press box forward to practice with team Canada?

    Or bring him to practice with the team, unofficially, off the roster?
     
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    :lol: :joker: :lol:

    Maybe if we are talking about the women's World Cup or something. Crosby is not Lindros, and doesn't look like he will be either. There's no way he can play with NHL players at his level of physical development, let alone the best ones in the world.
     
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    Clearly he wouldn't show up and play first line, but that's not at all what I was talking about, was it?
     
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    Ok let me put it this way then: it would be insulting to all of the great Canadian NHL players who could actually contribute to the team to have a spot taken up for a publicity stunt. We arn't talking about some country who can't field a full team of NHL-level players here.
     
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    This is getting pathetic.
     
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    have a questino here. did lindros play in world cup with NHLers (one in 1991 ish? with messier, and gretzky, etc) before his draft?



    to thread starter: crosby is only 16.
     
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    Lindros played in the Canada Cup....before I believe he had ever played a game in the NHL, he had however, been drafted...me thinks
     
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    If we were in 2005 and that Crosby would have been drafted, then yes he should be on the team. But now, he's just to young!

    Ovechkin should be in Team Russia this year, well I hope he will...
     
  9. Hitman*

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    Didn't Lindros just play on the national team when he was 16?

    But remember, Lindros was 6'4 and 200 odd pounds, Crosby is still a small guy. I highly doubt Canada would take him along (in fact I'll guarantee that).

    Seeing time with the national team in various tournaments like Lindros and Spezza did isn't out of the question though.
     
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    Lindros played in the Olympics I thought while he was holding out in 1992.

    That wasn't with world class talent. That was with non pros.
     
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    Lindros played on the permanent Canadian National Team at that age though, which was journeymen non-NHLers for the most part. That's a far cry from being on a team of the best players in Canada. He did play in the Canada Cup or Worlds or Omypics (maybe more than one, don't remember), but only after he was drafted. And as you pointed out, Lindros was an incredible physical specimen who could handle that sort of play.
     
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    I don't think the World Cup would be the best place to start him off. I'd say the 2006 Olympics would be a good place. He'd likely be in his rookie season in the NHL and if he was to show that he could play well in the Show-----by all means, take him to the Olympics in Italy.
     
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    Is there anyway we can get Crosby directed straight to the Hall Of Fame?
     
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    Who knows, they've already got his equipment in there for breaking some records at a meaningless midget tournament or something.
     
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    Press box no.....but maybe as the bag boy. He could use some muscle anyway...

    if not, maybe tickets.
     
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    I can see him as more of an usher. Or he could sing the national anthem. Or better yet, the mascot! "Bernie, the Canadian Beaver."
     
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    Maybe he can duet with Gretzky's kid? It would be like American Idot, only crappier.
     
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    that'll be the next thing....Crosby will marry Gretzky's daughter.


    christ....imagine their kids...hockey star say what?
     
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    Nah, living in LA she will hook up with Bow Wow or something...
     
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    And their first son will be name after his grandfather. Wayne Crosby, sound good, eh?

    Crosby/Greztky familly, 3 generations of megastars... lol!
     
  21. Hitman*

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    All part of the new Hockey Canada breeding program :p
     
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    Crosby is not NHL-star-quality yet.
    He is awesome.
    He is.
    But to play for Team Canada?
    Come on, you must play in a major league nor a junior league to be ready.

    As it looks, Ovechkin will play for Russia as he's practicing with the senior squad.
     
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    did any of you actually read the original post?

    What relevance does Crosby's size have given what Speeds is suggesting? Same with age? Yeah Im sure the guys on the team would feel disrespected because the Higher ups in the Canadian Federation are trying to help mold someone who has real potentiel to become a Canadian great, and lead that team one day. He is in no way suggesting that Crosby be on the team in a playing capacity, but is asking if there is anyway that he can possibly be with the team as a learning experience (he even stated officially off of the roster as a possibility). I think the reasoning is that it would be an amazing learning experience for him to soak in stuff from the Canadian greats of today and would only be on the ice practicing with the team. What can it hurt?

    This was done in 1996 with Arnott and Daze as the 16-17th forwards who they never had any intention of playing, and ditto for Jovo as the 10th Dmen.

    I seriously would not mind if they did this with some guys such as Nash, Jay-Bo (providing neither makes the team) Spezza, Fleurry, Staal, and yes even Sidney Crosby.
     
  24. shazata69

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    Does he need to even play ni the NHL? Why not just toss him in the Hall of Fame and don't let the pettiness of a career slow him down. :D
     
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