Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by think-blue-, Aug 11, 2004.
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Not exactly like Blake withdrawing from Canada, but close. Hal Gill? Yikes. I would have rather had Paul Mara. Stupid contract situations!!!!
Money over country.
Oh me Hall Gill on the US World Cup roster. I really hope not many more drop out. I hope Hal is in the press box and nothing more.
Keith Carney would have been a better choice.
Is he allowed to play without a contract though? I'm just curious.
Weak excuse, Schneids...
Team USA's blueline was questionable enough, it gets a little dicier.
Gill gets a bad name on these boards, but he seems to be pretty highly regarded in NHL circles, and he did play well at the World Championships, so it's not really a surprise he was named. Pleau et al did say players that played at the Worlds would get serious consideration for the World Cup team, so at least they're sticking to their word.
Big blow. Sign back with Detroit already Schneider. Damn. We need him.
Fair point there as well, nothing wrong with rewarding those who go to the World's. Gill was not very good against Montreal in the playoffs so i think its a bit of a stretch for him to handle some of the quickest , smartest players in the World. He'll need to be quicker in all aspects of his game.
Hal Gil? Ouch. That's gotta hurt for team USA. If he wasnt 6'7" I'm not sure he'd even be considered. USA and Russia seem to looking worse and worse all the time. Now I'm starting to think that Slovakia might be the next best team after Canada in that pool. Its not a stretch anymore. USA is hurting a lot as it is, and to throw Hal Gil in there makes it worse, no offence to him. Guys like Martin St. Louis will just fly by him on the wing.
It's a good thing your opinion carries no weight with those that count where the World Cup is concerned. We get it, you're a fan of Canada, and every other team pales in comparison. The U.S. is not "hurting as is", and will be just fine.
Boston as a whole wasn't very good against Montreal. As for Gill, he won't be paired up against the small quick players, he'll be matched up against the bigger, stronger types where he's more effective.
Keith Carney would've been a much better choice, but I suspect he declined any invitation, or just wasn't invited so he could rest.
Paul Mara would also have been a better choice IMO.
Actually, it all has to do with insurance. If they're UFA, they don't have the insurance they need/want.
Money is linked, but it's not that they just want a contract in place.
wow.. the USA deserves to lose 16-0 every night.
I dont mean to sound like a vagina, but I honostly haven't heard of this Hal Gill guy. Name sounds slightly familiar, probably because I may have heard it once or......yeah, once.
YIPPE!!! I mean damn, no competion for Team Canada
There's still Sweden man.
best post ever
thats ago, i thought they were talking about Todd Gill until i read this thread.
I hope you are joking...
That's part of it. Another part might be that Schnieder might be making a statement that getting a CBA done might be a little more important than the World Cup. I bet if a CBA were done, some other players would not have pulled out.
That and maybe his family unsettled situation about where they're going to be next year might be a little more important.
i'm really not. hal gill is the worst thing that could have happened to the US's chances. it's like conceding defeat
i don't get it
Laugh, if Russia weren't in the same pool the US team would be a shoo-in for last.
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