Lineups in 2010.

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  1. TORRUS

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    There was a thread on the russian board about the predictions for team Russia in 2010. Now, I would like to hear your predictions for the Canadian team in 2010. Nash, Crosby, Bowmeester, Bergeron, Phaneuf, Heatley etc. I'm not enough familiar with the Canadian talent to make my own prediction (except couple of players). The same goes for the other teams!
    So, Czechs, Finns, Slovaks, Swedes, Americans! Contribute with your opinions about the lineup of your respective country!!!
     
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    Selänne and Numminen will have retired by 2010, and I am assuming that Lehtinen also has retired by that time. Sami Kapanen, Sami Salo and Ville Peltonen probably are out as well.

    IMHO, it could look like this:

    Saku Koivu
    Olli Jokinen
    Tuomo Ruutu
    Niko Kapanen
    Riku Hahl
    Petteri Nokelainen
    Mikko Koivu
    Niklas Hagman
    Jarkko Immonen
    Lauri Tukonen
    Jesse Joensuu
    Lauri Korpikoski
    Jussi Makkonen
    Aki Seitsonen
    Jussi Jokinen

    Tony Lydman
    Janne Niinimaa
    Joni Pitkänen
    Kimmo Timonen
    Ossi Väänänen
    Lasse Kukkonen
    Teemy Laakso
    Ville Mäntymaa

    Miikka Kiprusoff
    Kari Lehtonen
    Vesa Toskala

    Kiprusoff will be rather old by that time, but if he keeps playing like he has, I think he might still be around in 2010.

    My fellow Finns are likely to tear this proposal to pieces though :)
     
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    Kiprusoff might still be around, but not likely get the starting role ahead of Lehtonen. In 5 years Lehtonen will dominate the league (my opinion).
     
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    I hope so! He sure has shown good signs. Then there is also Antero Niittymäki, maybe he should be up there instead of Kiprusoff.
     
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    Isn't this the World Jr. Championship thread?

    Aren't you talking about 10-15 year olds?
     
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    Nope. This is about the men's national team lineups in 2010. Predicting WCJ lineups five years from now would be almost impossible, IMHO.

    By the way: this board is actually about general international hockey. It gets temporarily renamed for each ongoing tournament (WJC for the moment), but they will change the title back to normal after a while.
     
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    It is supposed to be the International board



    No one can possible begin to predict what rosters will be. There's injuries, breakout prospects busts, someone else could be another Martin St. Louis.
     
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    Or a great prospect (VERY good) may come in 2008 who we dont know about yet and he could be in the lineup. IMO 2010 is too far to guess.
     
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    IMO Lasse Kukkonen will never become a hockey player.
     
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    Just for fun, here's what Total Hockey had as their prediction for the Olympic team in 2002 (for Canada). This was printed in 1998.

    Goalies:
    M. Brodeur
    C. Osgood
    F. Potvin

    Defense:
    R. Blake
    C. Pronger
    A. Foote
    S. Niedermayer

    D. Sydor
    E. Jovanovski
    K. McLaren

    Forwards:
    P. Kariya
    E. Lindros
    J. Sakic

    K. Primeau
    B. Shanahan
    T. Linden
    J. Friesen
    R. Smyth
    J. Iginla

    E. Daze
    K. Draper*
    M. Peca
    R. Niedermayer

    Goaltending had some odd guesses in it, but they did choose their D pretty well. Also, they had no way of knowing Mario was coming back.

    I also find it interesting that they chose Kris Draper, and he ended up on the World Cup team.

    Just goes to show, though, that choosing a team 4 years down the road is hard enough, let alone ten.
     
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    I was just busting peoples chops because of the title of the thread.
     
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    It is not 10 years, it is exactly 5 years. The list for 2002 allready had a lot of veterans and with veterans it's hard to predict since you don't know what will be with them in 2 years. I think it's better to try with younger players.
     
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    Ya, dunno why I said ten. My mind must have been elsewhere. Still, a lofty task.

    Continuing with the Total Hockey predictions, here was their list for 2006 (8 years from the time of publishing and just a year from now).

    Goalies:
    M. Brodeur
    M. Denis
    R. Luongo

    Defense:
    C. Pronger
    S. Niedermayer
    K. McLaren
    E. Jovanovski
    E. Brewer
    R. Jackman
    D. Morris

    Forwards:
    P. Kariya
    E. Lindros
    J. Friesen
    M. Peca
    J. Iginla
    R. Smyth
    E. Daze
    J. Thornton
    B. Shanahan
    R. Niedermayer
    V. Lecavalier
    R. Fata
    C. Gratton
     
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    * = who I think has an actual good shot at it
    That's actually not TOO bad for being 8 years removed.
     
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    They were pretty high on Rob Niedermeyer, weren't they?
     
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    Kiprusoff is 28 tops now. In 5 years, he'll be at most, 33. I don't think that would be considered 'rather old' by todays standards, in fact, IMHO, most players are still in their prime until about 34.
     
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    The team's gonna be great in 5 years. Spezza, Nash, Bouwmeester, Staal maybe Horton, Crosby (?), Lecavalier, Richards, Brewer and whichever young gun is coming into form these days.
     
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    Not the ones that sign with the Rangers... :help:
     
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    Rangers excluded, of course. Everyone that goes there is washed up quickly, for some inexplicable reason. Perhaps because they spoil them? :eek:
     
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    Wouldnt these lists include the young guys for Canada? Like yes obviously Iginla will be there and what not but what about Crosby having an outside shot or guys like Phaneuf, Horton, Staal Fleury, 2002 guys and that too though, Spezza will likely make it in 2010.
     
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    I agree. I saw the title of this thread, and thought it was a ridiculous challenge. But that 8 year prediction is remarkable really (save for Fata, and few other guys who are only average NHLers).

    I'd say Bowmeister, Richards and Heatley may be the glaring omissions (plus I think Daniel Briere will be an elite player soon). But at their age in 98, it would've been tough to predict.
    Iginla too of course.

    I'm gonna have to check out Total Hockey :handclap:
     
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    I agree, but he does play great at the World Champs.
     
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