Rank the Canadian Defensemen:

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  1. Pyke*

    Pyke* Guest

    Based on their play so far... Assuming all are healthy:

    Overall:
    1. Ellis
    2. Cowen
    3. Gudbranson
    4. Barrie
    5. Depres
    6. De Haan
    7. Olsen

    Offensively:
    1. Ellis
    2. Barrie
    3. Gudbranson
    4. De Haan
    5. Depres
    6. Cowen
    7. Olsen

    Defensively:
    1. Cowen
    2. Gudbranson
    3. Ellis
    4. Barrie
    5. De Haan
    6. Olsen
    7. Depres

    Compared to Expectations:
    Above: Ellis, Cowen, Gudbranson
    At: Depres, Barrie
    Below: Olsen, De Haan

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    How would you rank them?
     
  2. Despres*. My guess would be..

    Ellis
    Gudbranson/Cowen/Despres/Barrie
    Olsen :laugh:

    Very even besides Ellis/Olsen imo..
     
  3. Jesus Christ Horburn

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    1) Barrie
    2) everyone else
     
  4. maxpenguins6630

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    Based on their play so far... Assuming all are healthy:

    Overall:
    1. Ellis
    2. Gudbranson
    3. Cowan
    4. Després
    5. Barrie
    6. De Haan
    7. Olsen

    Offensively:
    1. Ellis
    2. Barrie
    3. Gudbranson
    4. De Haan
    5. Depres
    6. Cowen
    7. Olsen

    Defensively:
    1. Cowen
    2. Gudbranson
    3. Ellis
    4. Després
    5. Barrie
    6. De Haan
    7. Olsen
     
  5. danishh

    danishh Registered User

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    cowen folks. Starting to get as annoying as mike fischer and chris neal.
     
  6. wwvdw

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    Don't know about the other matches but Cowen was godawful against Sweden. Got beaten for speed time and time again.
     
  7. sepHF

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    Ellis
    Gudbranson
    Despres
    Cowen
    De Haan
    Barrie
    Olsen
     
  8. daikan

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    One person out of three misspelled it, and even then he wrote it correctly 2 out of 3 times. Anyway, you don't know annoying until you have a Staal on your team.
     
  9. Minister of Offence

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    Weird, I actually thought that was his best game. Two of his defensive plays led directly to goals and I don't recall him getting beating...at least not any more then anyone else did.

    At least you know TSN will never get Staal wrong, as they do inconsistently with Cowen/Cowan.:laugh:
     
  10. Dylonus

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    I think its

    Ellis
    Barrie
    crapshoot.

    I'm not pleased with Despres. He hasn't been BAD, but I expected a lot better from him. He doesn't look NHL ready to me :(
     
  11. CanadienKid25

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    Ellis
    Gudbranson ( close second )
    Cowen
    Barrie
    De Haan
    Despres
    Olsen
     
  12. Minister of Offence

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    Yet, he nearly made the NHL right? People put too much stock into this tournament...there are guys on this team not playing that well that actually fit into the pro-game better.
     
  13. Pilkington

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    I rate them very sub-par. But at least none of them will get caught speeding any time soon.
     
  14. Ohio Jones

    Ohio Jones Game on...

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    What's been the knock on Olsen? I haven't been able to watch any of the games this year :)cry:), but I'd heard he was starting out on the top pairing with Ellis. I know he wasn't getting any PP time, but wasn't expecting him to. Has he looked bad - and what does that say for the Blackhawks, who signed him to an ELC this weekend?

    EDIT: nm, I see there's a thread for this.
     
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  15. Wow!!! I have been at the games and Cowen has been horrible. :(
     
  16. dm1371

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    Ellis
    Gudbranson
    Cowen
    Barrie
    De Haan (didnt play much)
    Despres
    Olsen
     
  17. RoseTintedVisor

    RoseTintedVisor Frans Nielsen?!?!?

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    What do you guys see DeHaan as on an NHL Level?
     
  18. dmacgreg37

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    I would say...

    Ellis
    Gudbranson
    Barrie/Cowen (tied)
    Despres
    De Haan (although I think he would be 3rd if he hadn't gotten banged up and if Cameron was playing him now)





    Olsen
     
  19. Minister of Offence

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    He's reminded me of Brian Lee all tournament, Lee's a good skater, Dehaan's better.
     
  20. heusy_79

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    Ellis
    Dehaan
    Gudbranson
    Olsen
    Barrie
    Cowen
    Despres
     
  21. JeffYear92*

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    Ellis
    Dehaan
    Cowen
    Despres
    Gudbranson
    Barrie
    Olsen
     
  22. Blind Gardien

    Blind Gardien nexus of the crisis

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    I'd say Ellis, Cowen, and Gudbranson have been "good". Barrie looks like the guy I wish they'd played a bit more, since he seems to be into it, just not utilized quite as fully. De Haan has been "okay", but has also had the injury and not played a lot. Despres has been barely adequate. I hoped for more. Olsen has been abysmal. I wish Gormley had been healthy. :(
     
  23. leafsfuture

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    Barrie has been a surprise, and looks to be the most NHL ready of the 3 PMD's. Hes very composed with the puck, makes smart plays, is decent defensively, and plays bigger than his size. When people say they wish Gormely was here, most likely it would mean Barrie, not Olsen or Despres would be cut.
     
  24. Hale The Villain

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    If by horrible you mean Team Canada's most reliable defender than yes :)

    I did not see him get beat noticably once in that entire game. That might have been his best game actually.
     
  25. He is steady and mistake free.

    I thought he and Barrie were the best D for Canada so far.

    Ellis aside getting points his positioning is always suspect.


    Olsen is just garbage
     

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