Olympics: Does Claude Giroux still make Canadian Olympic team?

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  1. Reaper1097

    Reaper1097 Registered User

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    I think it was safe to say he was a lock entering the season but after his aweful start is his spot now in jeopardy? Yzerman is always watching...
     
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    If he continues at this pace, he certainly doesn't deserve to.
     
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    I don't think he does. I don't want him there either.
     
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    If he doesn't pick it up, he's gone for sure. No way a player slumping that bad will make the team, I'd much rather someone like Duchene.
     
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    He should still make it if healthy imo and play improves slightly but if they pick him at the cost of a guy like Duchene and Couture then I'd be po'd. I wouldn't be that mad if Giroux doesn't make it in favour of a veteran like Rick Nash since Canada already has plenty of centres like Getzlaf, Tavares, Crosby, Toews, Duchene, Couture, etc but not as much depth at natural wingers.
     
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    At this pace meaning 0 goal still.

    Unless he goes on a ridiculous hot streak I think he's definitely out.
     
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    I would say hes certainly in danger of playing himself off of the team, especially when you watch a guy like Thornton, who is a veteran Canadian olympian, is playing so well but by all accounts was not thought to make the team this season.

    Hes certainly got to step up his play.
     
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    I don't think so if this keeps up and that is the tricky part about being Canadian in terms of looking at this. The Canadian players standard of play leading into the tournament is more important than other nations, just so many options.
     
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    if healthy, i have a feeling canada is gonna absolutely dominate these olympics
     
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    I have questions about the goaltending but beyond that yes they should dominate.
     
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    Other centers like Duchene are definitely making him expendable at this rate.
     
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    Duchene stole his spot.
     
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    no chance.
     
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    Hell no, give it to Spezza. :yo:
     
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    He better pick it up in a hurry if he wants to be there. Duchene and Benn are two guys who are coming on strong.
     
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    The goalless captain of one of the worst teams in the league? No thanks, Canada needs winners.
     
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    Give Duchene, Couture, Thornton, or Spezza the spot.
     
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    he's obviously doing this on purpose so he doesn't have to waste his time on a little tournament and focus on the playoffs
     
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    Even from the Sharks you have Couture and Thornton who may be better options.
     
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    Playoffs?
     
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    no chance. I'm sure he's already been crossed off the list.
     
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    I hope he makes it.....



    ....for the US sake:sarcasm:
     
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    Just like 2010 huh
     
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    you are all nuts, do any of you realize how insanely talented he is and how much he gets it done in big situations? leaving him off the team for someone like duchene is asking to get pounded.
     
  25. King King

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    He's gotta be pretty far down the list of centers Canada would want at this point.

    You have to base it on how the players are performing now, not in the past. Otherwise they'll end up with another 2006-style stinker.
     

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