Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by JeromeHP, Dec 15, 2006.
From rds.ca kristopher letang was named team canada captain
Yeah, whats the deal with that? I was hearing Toews name thrown around a lot before the camp, is Letang a good leader?
thought it would go to parent... But good thing for letang!
And who are the alternates? O'Marra? Toews? Parent?
Good choice.But I thought it was Marc Staal.
Hockey Canada also announced that defenceman Kris Letang will be team captain, with Steve Downie, Marc Staal, Jonathan Toews and Tom Pyatt rotating as alternates.
Kind of weird...wasn't expecting that at all. Can he speak english?
Anyone has a full list of WJC Canada's captains through the years? I know Chipchura was the one last year, but after that I don't really remember.
He's the captain of Les foreurs so i guess so.
A bit of a surprise. I thought Staal or Parent might get it, with Toews the best bet among the forwards. A great honour for Letang, but a huge responsibility, too. This will be some of the biggest pressure he'll face in his career.
Well...it is not inconceivable
I'm not the biggest fan of the alternating A's but oh well. Did they do that last year, I can't really remember who wore the letters other than Chipchura, Comeau and Boyd maybe. As for Letang being named captain, that surprised me a little, I was thinking it'd go to Parent.
Chipchura, Bergeron, Paille, Upshall and Stoll are the last 5 I remember.
Mike Richards was the captain, not Bergeron.
Picking Captains is the one area you can be confident of that you don't have to question the coaches decision on most times.They can see from the practices and games what guys are ready and capable of leading.
If they chose Letang then he must be ready and able.Good luck to him,it's a big responsibility to captain our team at this tourney.Quebec players have done a great job at it before,i'm sure this latest representative will do so again.
True. 2000-Nolan Baumgartner 1999-Mike Van Ryn 1998-Vincent Lecavalier ( not sure )
Think it was Wallin in 98.God,i'd like to forget that year,(not that Wallin was a bad captain)
awesome. was very impressed with him during his short stay in pitt.
Captain Canada? Did they reveal who Captain America is yet?
Considering Baumgartner would have been 24 in 2000, I think you may be mistaken about that I'm pretty sure he was captain in 1996.
Captain America would lead the tourney with 576 goals. We'd still find some way to lose the gold though.
I never heard of him before you mentioned him. I knew Rickard and Nicklas Wallin existed but Jesse? How did he make the Canadian Team back then? Was he a 'heart and soul' player (cause he didnt have a lot of points in the WHL)?
2006 Kyle Chipchura 2005 Mike Richards 2003 Daniel Paille 2002 Jarret Stoll 2001 Steve McCarthy 1999 Mike Van Ryn 1998 Jesse Wallin (Cory Sarich took over after Jesse got hurt) 1997 Brad Larsen 1996 Nolan Baumgartner 1995 Todd Harvey 1994 Brent Tully 1993 Martin Lapointe 1992 Eric Lindros 1991 Steve Rice 1990 Rotated between Mike Ricci, Dan Ratushny and Dave Chyzowski 1989 Eric Desjardins 1988 Theo Fleury (!) 1987 Steve Chiasson 1986 Jim Sandlak 1985 Dan Hodgson 1984 Russ Courtnall 1983 James Patrick 1982 Troy Murray 1981 Marc Crawford 1980 Rick Lanz/Dave Fenyves 1979 John Paul Kelly 1978 Ryan Walter 1977 Dale McCourt
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