Next Years Team

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  1. Campino

    Campino Registered User

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    What is Team Canada's management thinking when picking this years team. Did the future even cross their mind. We have so many solid returning vets that we could afford to bring up some younger players and give them experience for next years team. The whole team is 19 except Barker (18), and Crosby (17). There may even be a chance that neither of those players could be with us next season if the NHL gets started. This is ****** and makes no sense for us to ruin our chances for next year. I agree that there is a good chance that this is the team that can give us gold, but is it worth it to see us in a rebuilding stage for the next 2 years?????? We may not have anyone on the team next year to provide us with international experience. We will always have a solid group of players on the ice representing our country, but for these tournaments, the experience is very important for success.
     
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    How about a thread about U18Team Canada from 2017?
     
  3. Blind Gardien

    Blind Gardien nexus of the crisis

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    Next year will be interesting. It will help us again towards a strong 2007, but I wouldn't write off 2006 entirely. Something like a 2006 lineup:


    Wolski-Bolland-McGrath
    O'Marra-Brule-Bourret
    Boyd-Chipchura-Cabana
    Blunden-Little-Pouliot
    (wild cards? Durand, Crosby, Bickell, Chucko, Reddox????)

    Barker-Shultz
    O'Neill-Rogers
    Stephenson-Carson
    Fistric/Parent/Bourdon/Russell?

    Shantz-Dubnyk
    Pogge? Ellis-Plante? Price? Vincent? Levasseur?
     
  4. Campino

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    Well then you wouldn't know how to run a hockey team. When you have a hockey team you want to have a good team every year. Same managers make the mistake and put everything on the line for one season and it hurts the future. What if they don't win that season, then it was a waste for the future. Atleast if you balance your team, if you don't win this year, then you can go again for it next year.
     
  5. Campino

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    Thats looks like a good team, they just lack the experince at this level. It would have been nice to see some of those players on this years team.
    I guess this years quote to live by is: "go big or go home"
     
  6. HabLover

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    Cuz the team next year in Vancouver will be all 1987 born players, just like last year the team was made up of a ton of 18 yr olds(1985's) and we were within a period of the gold! Throw in some 1986's for next year and the team will be strong and will contend for a medal! Barker and Crosby will more than likely be gone for next year, but think of guys like Brule, Cogliano, Durand, Setoguchi, Bertram, Bradford, Yello****n, McArdle, Parent, Wilson, McNeill, Staal, Russell, Bourdon, Latendresse, Bourret, Wolski, Little, O'Marra, McGrath, Pouliot, Reddox, Chipchura, Schultz, Rogers, Fistric, Boyd, Gagnon, Bolland, Wharton, O'Neill, Ellis, Shantz, Peters, Dubnyk, Price and on and on and on......

    This year's team is not about next year, it's about here and now and winning the gold this year!! Next year is a whole different story!!
     
  7. markov`

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    I will come out with my 2006 team soon.. just for the heck of it.
     
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    I guess I am more worried about stopping our 7 year losing streak than about what next years team is going to do. And I am pretty sure that a lot of the kids on next years team will have at least some international experience (ie: U17 and U18 programs) so I don't think it's as big a deal as you seem to make it out to be.
     
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    The only thing that I don't understand is why you would be intrested in next year's team if you're not running this team. What you're going to say will have absolutely no effects on next year's team.
     
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    The overvaluing of "experience" in a once-a-year tournament played by a bunch of kids is perplexing.
     
  11. McDonald19

    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    I say take the best players available and worry about next year when you get there.
     
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    sutter didnt take the head coaching job for this year so that he could worry about developing the team for whoever may coach it next year... On top of that, Canada doesn't have to worry about developing teams and giving kids experience.. we have so many good hockey players that if we produced a second or third team they would be able to compete almost any given year.
     
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    I dont think Yellow Horn will have a shot at the team.
     
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    Yes, skating around pylons or dub defenceman is one thing but the WJC's is a whole new level. :shakehead
     
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    Glad someone sees it that way.
     
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    Forwards
    Latendresse -- Picard -- Bertram
    Bradford -- Cogliano
    Setogucchi -- Lawrence
    Pouliot is an 85 therefore not eligible
     
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    He meant benoit pouliot I'm pretty sure.
    yes next year's team will be comprised of mostly '87s, but unlike in 2003, they're going to focus on speed and skill (a lot of these guys are small).
     
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    The way they competed last year, or year before, or even year before? They competed well but not enough for gold medal. ''Yeah, its been 7 years but we don't have to worry!'' If ever, Canada should worry now! You don't have to worry if you want to be second forever. The way Canada is doing with its first team, second or third team should be happy if they don't get relegated!
     
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    Yes, I meant Benoit Pouliot. All the 87's will have another year to grow and fill out and IF size becomes an issue, there are guys like Pouliot, Chipchura, Rogers, Schultz, Fistric, Durand, Wolski, etc. that should make the team and they all have decent size.
     
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    Yes, for an NHL team you build it that way. when you're building for a best-on-best 2 week tournament all that matters is this year.
     
  21. ktownhockey

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    Oh yeah I guess he should be considered.... Benoit will be on the team if he has a good year next year ... he's proving himself this year though.. thats for sure...
     
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    Yeah, he will be considered along with all the other names I threw out there.

    The beauty about next year is there will virtually be no returning players and it will be a real guessing game as to who gets invited and who makes the final team! There are so many players to be considered, especially in the '87 group, that it will be up to Canada to decide what kind and how old of a team they want.
     
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    Exactly... if you read what i was commenting on you would know that my comments were made with the idea of winning the gold medal this year.. rather then putting players on the team to develop them for next year!!
     
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    Next year is going to be a disaster, who's the idiot who makes most of these decisions? How many 86's are on the roster? 1! and 1 87! This is ridiculous, go to a coach that understands the WJC's this aing't the damn NHL!
     
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    :handclap: At least someone has their head on straight.
     
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