Team Canada 2010

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  1. Nash

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    Nash-Crosby-Iginla
    E. Staal-Thornton-Cheechoo
    Richards-Lecavalier-St Louis
    Cammalerri-Spezza-Heatley

    Where do you fit in Bergeron, Briere, Doan, Gagne, Getzlaf, Horton, Sakic, Savard, Tanguay, Marleau, J. Staal, Toews, Tavares, Stamkos, Carter, and Smyth?

    Pronger-Neidermayer
    Phaneuf-Weber
    Campbell-Redden

    Where do you fit in Brewer, M. Staal, Parent, Jackman, Phillips, Souray, Boyle, Bouwmeester, Seabrook, Hamhuis, Beauchemin, Schultz, Stuart, Regher, and Jovanovski?

    Luongo
    Brodeur

    Where do you fit in Turco, Fleury, Price, Giguere, and Ward?
     
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    Cammaleri? (hes not really even near the same caliber as the rest of this lineup)

    Looks like an ok lineup beside that, but I doubt guys like St-Louis will get much of a shot at it this time around. Also, you have to consider that we need a grit line(at least 2 way).(Getzlaf, J. Staal, Toews?) Tavares is still hard to judge at this point, since it kinda far away. In the next 2 years a bunch of things are going change/happen as well.(Its actually 2 seasons and a half.) If Tavares is the real deal, then lets not do the 2006 mistake and lets play him with Crosby.

    Goaltending, I doubt Brodeur will be there, Luongo and maybe Ward, Emery or Fleury.

    Unless Price pulls a Patrick Roy for the habs...

    Also we have to think about the Sakic factor.
     
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    Well, for me, Thornton and Cheechoo don't make the cut, I know they probably will be on the team, but I personally wouldn't put them on the team. Campbell and Redden don't make the team, and Pronger and Nieds are both question marks at this point due to age. Also, Cammaleri I don't see making it, he's just not good enough in my opinion.

    I think that you're smoking something pretty strong if you don't see Gagne on this team, he was on the last 2 and has been scoring pretty well of late even on a bad team. Jordan Staal will also be considered because of his abilities to kill penalties and fill a grinder role which he proved he could do this year.

    On defense, you're insane if you don't put Bouwmeester and Brewer on the team. Brewer hasn't been on a losing Team Canada since 2002, since then he's won the Gold in the Olympics, and has been 3 for 3 and our best defenseman in all those years at the World Championships. Bouwmeester was the only bright spot on the blueline at the 06 Olympics, and if he's anywhere but Florida he gets Norris talk.

    Tavares, well, who knows. I think every Canadian in their right mind wonders right now and at the time why Crosby wasn't in the 06 Olympics, there will be a lot of scrutiny on the 2010 selection comittee to put Tavares on the team if he is having success at the time.
     
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    No way Cheechoo makes that team. Thornton? He's a lock. He's the best playmaking center in the world, and he's just entering his prime. In 2010, he will be only 30 years old. Thornton, Crosby, and Spezza are absolute locks.

    Canadian centers would be (in order of most likely to be on team):

    Crosby
    Spezza
    Thornton
    Sakic (if he's still playing, you bet he's on this team)
    Lecavalier

    Wingers? Here are some likely candidates(L for lock):
    Iginla (L)
    Nash (L)
    Heatley (L)
    Gagne
    E. Staal
    Doan
    Smyth
    Toews
    Getzlaf
    Horton
    St. Louis

    John Tavares has no chance of making this team. They are just too deep down the middle.


    Defense-wise, you have locks in Pronger and Phaneuf. Weber, Bouwmeester and Niedermayer will most likely be there (Niedermayer depending on whether he's still playing). Then, you have a tossup for the last major spot. Redden, Phillips, or Brewer will be the most likely, IMO.

    In goal, you simply have Brodeur and Luongo. Sorry, no one else has a chance, unless either gets injured or Brodeur retires (LOL).
     
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    You have too many good players, it's not fair. :)
     
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    Lets have 2 or 3 Team Canadas, we'll upset them again anyways :D
     
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    Heatley-Spezza-Iginla (kinda like the Pizza line in Ottawa with Iggy replacing Alfie)
    Nash-Crosby-E. Staal (has the ability to be the highest scoring line)
    Richards-Lecavalier-St. Louis
    Smyth-Thornton-Doan

    Pronger-Neidermayer
    Redden-Weber
    Phillips-Phaneuf

    Luongo
    Brodeur
     
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    Canada A's

    Sakic-Crosby-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Staal
    Doan-Lecavalier-St Louis
    Gagne-Spezza-Heatley


    Pronger-Neidermayer
    Phaneuf-Bouwmeester
    Weber-Redden

    Luongo
    Brodeur

    Canada B's

    Getzlaf - Briere - Richards
    Bertuzzi - Savard - Cheechoo
    Tanguay - Marleau - J. Staal
    Horton- Bergeron - Smyth

    Regehr - Souray
    Hannan - Boyle
    Brewer- Phillips

    Giguere
    Fleury

    Canada C's

    Kariya - Sullivan - Toews
    Morrow Bouchard - Cammeleri
    Whitney- Brind Amour - Pominville
    Richards- Draper -Carter

    McCabe- Jovo
    Campbell - Seabrook
    Parent - Hamhuis

    Turco
    Ward

    Canada D's

    Brunnette - Langkow - Dumont
    Kunitz - McDonald - Perry
    Horcoff - Stoll - J. Williams
    Penner - Arnott- Ryder

    Staal - Beauchemin
    Foote - Stuart
    Vlasic- Jackman

    Emery
    Price


    Canada E's

    Hartnell - Roy - Bernier
    Knuble -Weiss - Murray
    Lupul - Lombardi - Stillman
    Vermette - Wellwood - Tucker
    Tavares

    Schultz - Boucher
    Suter - Barker
    Van Ryn - Morris

    Biron
    Harding
     
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  9. Sonny Lamateena

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    Hopefully Canada's "A" Team does better then it's 7th place finish at the last Olympics.
     
  10. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Well played....... Depth is a great thing, but when it's a best on best, single elimination tournament, anything can happen (and usually does).
     
  11. shawnmullin

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    These things are always fun. The tough part is predicting how good people will be a few years down the road.

    Lecavalier - Crosby - St. Louis
    Nash - Thornton - Igilna
    Staal - Spezza - Heatley
    Smyth - Brad Richards - Doan
    Extras: Horton, Bergeron

    (3 offensive machines and a very solid, physical two-way unit... this line-up is assuming Sakic is done by then... by 2010 there will likely be a few surprises)

    Pronger - Phaneuff
    Bouwmeester - Niedermayer
    Phillips - Redden
    Extra: Webber

    (Phaneuff is the perfect partner for Pronger as a guy who will make some mistakes but throws huge hits and has a great shot. Hard to know how far the 3 young guys I put there will progress, but it's a safe bet they'll find their way onto the team)

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Extra: Turco

    (As for as I'm concerned this should be our line-up of goalies until someone else pushes them out of the job)
     
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    I cringe at the thought of Redden on another team Canada, this guy is brutal, he has never played well in a Team Canada uniform, he's had his chances and he's blown them.
     
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    And historically Team canada use 7-8 centers on their teams. I really dont see how St-Louis, Doan will be able to stay on the top 12 with Jordan S and Toews pushing. Tavares would obviously be a winger to Sid. I really think team canada learned their lesson and will go with a younger team at the olympics. Talent and actual short-term history should be a much stronger guide to select the next team than it was in 2006.

    Tavares(if he plays like crosby at 18)-Crosby-Lecavalier
    Nash - Thornton - Iginla
    Toews- Getzlaf- Jordan Staal(Checking line?! what?)
    Gagne - Spezza - Heatley

    Richards, Eric Staal, Youngsters

    I believe Luongo is clearly as we speak the best goaltender in the world and in 2010, one of the youngster will be easily better than Brodeur.
     

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