Sharks on Team Canada

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  1. SwolePatrol

    SwolePatrol Eberle=Clutch

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    Do yous have Thornton, Marleau and Couture on your projection lineup?

    It's hard to argue that Marleau-Thornton could combine to form an excellent line 3 or 4 with another big body (aka Nash/Staal) while couture could play top 6 with taveras.

    Also seeing as they all play PP together that could be a lethal pp with the right D
     
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    Just Couture for me.
     
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    Thornton has a lot of experience on big ice. I believe he'll be there for sure.
     
  4. Kegsey

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    Just Couture for me. Would prefer the rest are ready for playoffs.
     
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    I could see Jumbo Joe making it. Good veteran presence, good on the big ice, and big bodied gritty kinda guy that'd do well as 3C.

    As for the other two, I don't know. I can't see Couture pushing anyone out of the top-6 or taking a role in the bottom 6, and I just see Marleau as a bit of a stretch. That said, either of them making it wouldn't particularly surprise me.
     
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    Thornton, Marleau, Couture, Boyle, Burns, and Vlasic all have a chance to make it, but I wouldn't be surprised if none of them do.
     
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    Only Couture should imo.
     
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    I think Vlasic will be the only Shark on Team Canada. I don't see Marleau, Thornton, Couture, Burns or Boyle making the cut.
     
  9. Frosty415

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    Vlasic is a lock imo.


    Also Thornton quietly leads the league in assists, but no one cares about that because he's a big fat choker.

    anyways, Couture will make it, Thornton MAY.. I doubt Marleau does unless he picks it up, gutless.
     
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    I think Vlasic and Couture have the best chance with Thornton being the dark horse if you will (who I would rather have home, resting for the playoffs).
     
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    Couture. I don't see the other guys making it if you look at who they're likely to exclude from other teams.
     
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  13. Kamal007

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    Couture is a 100% lock, imo. Vlasic and Thornton have a chance.
     
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    As someone who hates his rat face, Couture has a good shot at the team. Thornton also with a shot. Wouldn't want to see Marleau there though.
     
  15. I think Couture, Thornton, and Vlasic will make it
     
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    dim jim Passing the Torch

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    Couture and Vlasic.
     
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    Couture should. Seeing as Thornton's been horrible the past 2 Olympics, I don't see why we'd take him again.
     
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    Thornton was invisible in Vancouver and I'm pretty certain he was the only minus player on Team Canada. I would take Vlasic and Couture though.
     
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    I'd take Thornton. Don't want crybaby Couture anywhere near team Canada even though he probably deserves it
     
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    Logan Couture, for sure... Boyle is on my team, and likely the elder statesman of the back end... They need some seasoned vets too, and I think Boyle plays an integral part on that team, even if he doesn't play a lot.


    I actually think pickles has a shot too. Good shutdown guy with the shortage of LH shots on the blue line. IMO, he's battling Marc Staal for the last spot.


    Thornton is too slow considering other options. Marleau just isn't among the top 14 fwds, Burns as well... Although, given his versatility at wing or d, I can see him being a guy they'll look long and hard at.
     
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    I believe Vlasic and Couture are virtually locks as do most experts so far.

    Boyle probably has the next best chance followed by Marleau and Thornton.
     
  22. Gene Parmesan

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    Couture and Marleau have good shots due to their versatility and defensive acumen. They can play all 3 forward positions and anywhere in the line up. Vlasic should be on the team as well. He just eats up opposing forwards.
     
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    Forwards:

    1. Couture
    2. Thornton
    3. Marleau
    4. Burns

    D-men

    1. Vlasic
    2. Boyle


    That's how it looks to me right now. I would take only Vlasic right now, but Couture is near my roster. All the other players are in the bubble for me, and I believe even for Yzerman. But Couture and Vlasic seems to have the best chance out there.
     
  24. AustonPowers

    AustonPowers The Kids Are Alright

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    Couture and Vlasic for me.
     
  25. Mafoofoo

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    Hopefully none of them make it. Would rather them use that time to rest up. Playoffs > Olympics
     
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