Final Team Canada Roster Set

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  1. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    White among final six cuts
    Canadian Press
    12/16/2003

    Veteran defenceman Ian White of the Swift Current Broncos was among the six players released from the Canadian junior hockey team on Tuesday morning.

    The other players cut from the team were forwards Kyle Brodziak of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Corey Perry of the London Knights, goaltenders Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Cam Ward of the Red Deer Rebels, and defenceman Mike Egener of the Calgary Hitmen.

    The roster was reduced to the 22 players who will represent Canada at the 2004 world junior hockey championship in Finland.

    White, who helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2003 world junior hockey championship in Halifax, was coming off an ankle injury when he arrived at selection camp. He was unable to practise with the other players or play in intrasquad or exhibition games.

    Canadian team head coach Mario Durocher decided that White would not be ready to play for Canada when it opens the tournament on Dec. 26.
     
  2. Canadian

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    I guess the final roster looks something like this then.


    2004 Canadian World Junior Team

    Goaltenders (2)
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Josh Harding

    Defence (7)
    Shawn Belle
    Braydon Coburn
    Josh Gorges
    Kevin Klein
    Derek Meech
    Dion Phaneuf
    Brent Seabrook

    Forwards (13)
    Tim Brent
    Brent Burns
    Jeff Carter
    Jeremy Colliton
    Sidney Crosby
    Nigel Dawes
    Stephen Dixon
    Ryan Getzlaf
    Daniel Paille
    Mike Richards
    Anthony Stewart
    Maxime Talbot
    Jeff Tambellini
     
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    It's a shame that White wasn't over his injury yet. Returning players are usually key in short tournies like this.

    Anyways, only 10 more days. :)
     
  4. The Iconic Tychonick

    The Iconic Tychonick Here's Jonny!

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    I'm very surprised that Corey Perry got cut from the team - I didn't get to see the games against the OUA - am I the only surprised person?
     
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    and Brodziak with an ever better performance at camp.

    But hey, Durochers has his two QMJHL players in Talbot & Dixon instead of them. Great :shakehead
     
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    here here. i think perry should of made it over one of these guys.
     
  7. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    I thought Brodziak deserved a spot - more so than Perry.
     
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    How did Colliton make this team? Why are they ignoring the guys with actual skill, especially when they had better camps?
     
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    This is a fairly ridiculous implication. There have been several Q players cut, including Deslauriers today. Dixon and Talbot had strong camps, and their spots were deserved in my opinion.

    I'm disappointed to see Brodziak cut and I'd rather have seen him there than a few players, but I'm not surprised. I'm very pleased to see Klein make the team.
     
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    We'll have a better indication when the dust settles, but i think the final cuts at forward were very poor. The fact that a guy like Brodziak was an unknown before camp certainly worked against him, and it appears that no matter the type of camp he put up, he was going home, because he was excellent by all accounts. I digress.
     
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    Goaltenders (2)
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Josh Harding

    Defence (7)
    Shawn Belle
    Braydon Coburn
    Josh Gorges
    Kevin Klein
    Derek Meech
    Dion Phaneuf
    Brent Seabrook

    Forwards (13)
    Tim Brent
    Brent Burns
    Jeff Carter
    Jeremy Colliton
    Sidney Crosby
    Nigel Dawes
    Stephen Dixon
    Ryan Getzlaf
    Daniel Paille
    Mike Richards
    Anthony Stewart
    Maxime Talbot
    Jeff Tambellini

    Flyers represent!!
     
  12. DarkHorse

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    Character means quite a bit as well.
    This isn't an all-star game. It's a tournament.
     
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    How would you guys compare this team to Canada's teams previous years?

    I must admit that there are quite a few names there that I am unfamiliar with (Josh Gorges, Brent Burns, Tim Brent, Jeremy Colliton, Nigel Dawes, Stephen Dixon).
    Is this year's team a bit weaker "on the paper" than in previous years or does it hold up pretty good?
    thanks
     
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    To me, it looks like they went on a little more than just the exhibition games.

    Glad Talbot, Dixon, and Fleury made it. I was a little worried about Fleury's chances...:p
     
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    politics yet again :rant:
    the politics of 2 French Canadian goalies happened again this year too i hope it blows up in their face like last year
     
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    Too bad about White

    any thoughts on who the PP QB is gonna be
     
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    Aside from being an Oilers fan, don't ya think that Harding could possibly be just as good as Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers?
     
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    actually yes I do
    from what I saw,heard, and read, JDD deserves to be the back up and yes and I did the same with Harding

    but still I hope it blows up in thier faces
     
  19. Munchausen

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    You seem to be struggling understanding the concept of "politics"...
     
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    All I can say is that Fluery had better get ready to do some handstands because were going to get outshot about 2 to 1 by the Russians. Burns, Tambellini, Getzlaf, Crosby and maybe Richards are the only offense we have. Phaneuf will be forced to play huge minutes. This is one team that's been damaged by the NHL not releasing players. Imagine Nash, Bouchard, Staal, Horton, Bergeron on the team.

    Jeremy Colliton? He's supposed to shut down Ovechkin? LOL
     
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    No surprises on the Captain and the Assistants:

    Head coach Mario Durocher also announced that Daniel Paillé (Welland, ON/Guelph, OHL), will be the team’s captain. Assistant captains will be Tim Brent (Cambridge, ON/ Toronto St. Michael’s, OHL) and Maxime Talbot (St-Bruno, QC/ Gatineau, QMJHL).
     
  22. Isn't it possible that they truly believe Harding will be a better backup for the tournament? I really did think Drouin-Delauriers would be the backup though. Did anybody else expect the same?
     
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    To me, Deslauriers looked weak in the second intrasquad game. He had 0 rebound control, and got lucky that more goals wern't scored against him. And I don't think you want the CLEAR backup playing a very different style from the main guy, cause it simply causes confusion amongst the defense.
     
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    the only cut that especially disappoints me is Brodziak.

    He was a longshot going in, understood, but what I don't understand is why they bother invitiing him at all if they don't give him a fair chance to make the club. From what I've read it sounds like he deserved to make the squad as much as anyone, but it can't help to have been a 7th rounder.
     
  25. nordique

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    Brent Burns has been playing in the NHL with the Wild, so he's pretty easy to check up on. Tim Brent is the star of the St. Mike's Majors and Anaheim property - their 2nd round pick in 2002 - not a big guy but a solid two-way player. Dawes is tiny (5'8") and is Rangers property, but is a scoring machine. Colliton was the Isles' 2nd round pick last year, good in the corners but not a huge offensive threat. Gorges is Shark property, a decent overall player, good passer. Dixon was a laaaaaate pick by Pittsburgh, plays for Cape Breton in the Q, good faceoff guy, quick, good passer, not a finisher.
     
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