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Hoags


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It's just like Turin .. Team Canada reliance on old players who did well for Canada years ago is coming back to bite us again. Should've done like the USA and made a clean break from the past.

The only "vet" playing well is Danny Boyle.

Although props to Stevie Y for taking Drew Doughty, except for 1 giveaway, he's amazing out there.

As much as I think Pronger + Niedermeyer are our worst D-men, Brodeur cost us that game.

Bring Luongo in the rest of the day.
Limit Pronger + Nieds

I thought most of the forwards were pretty good against the USA, I hated Staal but he came through.

Number Twenty Nine


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Nieds should never have been given the C. Totally classless of him throwing that player into the boards after the whistle. He's an embarrassment to our country.

ddt


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N4L wrote:YOu need a checking line, Toews, Morrow, and Iginla is not a checking line. The Shark line isnt playing The Edmonton Oilers. Anyways, Babcock is an idiot.

Maybe the other two don't belong, but seeing Toews' play last night, I would 100% trust him in that role. The guy is smart, and is all effort all the time.

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Toews should be doing more then checking though, thats my point. Sure, he can play that role but that isnt what he does well and there are other guys that do play that role better then he does.

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Number Twenty Nine wrote:Nieds should never have been given the C. Totally classless of him throwing that player into the boards after the whistle. He's an embarrassment to our country.

A lot of guys that are an embarassment on that team. Loyalty runs deep in Canada though. People wonder why Kovalev was left off The Russian Team? Well, it's the reason why Canada lost last night.

SensHulk

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ddt wrote:
N4L wrote:YOu need a checking line, Toews, Morrow, and Iginla is not a checking line. The Shark line isnt playing The Edmonton Oilers. Anyways, Babcock is an idiot.

Maybe the other two don't belong, but seeing Toews' play last night, I would 100% trust him in that role. The guy is smart, and is all effort all the time.

Maybe Fisher should have been on this team Olympic Game Day: Canada vs. United States 7:40PM EST. SUN. Feb 21, 2010 - Page 25 159628 Imagine a Fisher-Toews-Morrow/Richards checking line. Damn it, I promised myself I wouldn't argue about player selection until the olympics were done! Olympic Game Day: Canada vs. United States 7:40PM EST. SUN. Feb 21, 2010 - Page 25 489887

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You dont have to argue about the selctions but Yzerman and the rest put together an all-star team, not a team. Look at Sweden, Russia, Finland, even The USA, they all have some grinders who do a lot of dirty work, Canada doesn.

You can argue a lot of players but fact of the matter is Canada has too much tallent and too much leadership, so much so that no one has a clue who the friggin leader is.

Hoags

Hoags
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I thought the reasoning was to have a team of players most of whom can play 2-way hockey and not have a line of "specialists", ie. roll 4 dangerous lines who are responsible defensively.

Do we want a "Rob Zamuner" on the team ?

SensHulk

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N4L wrote:You dont have to argue about the selctions but Yzerman and the rest put together an all-star team, not a team. Look at Sweden, Russia, Finland, even The USA, they all have some grinders who do a lot of dirty work, Canada doesn.

You can argue a lot of players but fact of the matter is Canada has too much tallent and too much leadership, so much so that no one has a clue who the friggin leader is.

Yeah they went over-kill on the all-star individual players. Too freakin' stacked, and Babcock clearly does not know how to use them. Personally, he needs to stop messing with the Nash/Crsoby line and stick with one linemate. Iginla should be up there, despite his lacklustre play

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I don't know? Maybe you should ask Drapper and Maltby while they have their gold medals hanging off their necks.

As for Zaumner, that team still did better then the 06 team and will probably do better then this Canadian team. People want to rip on that, if that shootout goes the other way Canada wins gold there. The best teams all have role players, Canada in 06 didnt and neither do they now.

So yes, you need a Zaumner, a Drapper, a Maltby, so on.

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Michallica wrote:
N4L wrote:You dont have to argue about the selctions but Yzerman and the rest put together an all-star team, not a team. Look at Sweden, Russia, Finland, even The USA, they all have some grinders who do a lot of dirty work, Canada doesn.

You can argue a lot of players but fact of the matter is Canada has too much tallent and too much leadership, so much so that no one has a clue who the friggin leader is.

Yeah they went over-kill on the all-star individual players. Too freakin' stacked, and Babcock clearly does not know how to use them. Personally, he needs to stop messing with the Nash/Crsoby line and stick with one linemate. Iginla should be up there, despite his lacklustre play

That's a fair point, and I agree, but who would know how to use them? He's guilty because he was part of the selection process but it's not easy managing that much tallent.

Every player on Sweden and a few others teams are there for a specific reason, I cant think of any reason why Pronger, Thornton, and Bergeron are. I dont know who should be there for them but that's not my job to put together a team either.

PTFlea

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Thornton was such a mistake Laugh1 , it was obvious when he was announced and it's obvious now. He can't fight through adversity, imagine leaving him on the team and leaving St.Louis, Lecavallier and Stamkos off? Ludicrous.

Same applies to Bergeron. Out you go, Stamkos, you're in.

SensHulk

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N4L wrote:
Michallica wrote:
N4L wrote:You dont have to argue about the selctions but Yzerman and the rest put together an all-star team, not a team. Look at Sweden, Russia, Finland, even The USA, they all have some grinders who do a lot of dirty work, Canada doesn.

You can argue a lot of players but fact of the matter is Canada has too much tallent and too much leadership, so much so that no one has a clue who the friggin leader is.

Yeah they went over-kill on the all-star individual players. Too freakin' stacked, and Babcock clearly does not know how to use them. Personally, he needs to stop messing with the Nash/Crsoby line and stick with one linemate. Iginla should be up there, despite his lacklustre play

That's a fair point, and I agree, but who would know how to use them? He's guilty because he was part of the selection process but it's not easy managing that much tallent.

Every player on Sweden and a few others teams are there for a specific reason, I cant think of any reason why Pronger, Thornton, and Bergeron are. I dont know who should be there for them but that's not my job to put together a team either.

I make that point based on the fact that the team selection was preached upon the familiarity within all players. Wasn't the Bergeron selection justified with "him and Crosby have tremendous chemistry" yet we barely see any of Bergeron outside of faceoffs. What happened to this 'instant' chemistry that was billed before the games? I'm guessing that's also what you're alluding to. It's not just the Crosby line, its also the Getzlaf line that isn't generating too much.

Cap'n Clutch

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I'm not sure about Stamkos but I definitely would have gone with Lecavalier and St. Louis over Thornton and Bergeron.


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Cap'n Clutch

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Michallica wrote:
N4L wrote:
Michallica wrote:
N4L wrote:You dont have to argue about the selctions but Yzerman and the rest put together an all-star team, not a team. Look at Sweden, Russia, Finland, even The USA, they all have some grinders who do a lot of dirty work, Canada doesn.

You can argue a lot of players but fact of the matter is Canada has too much tallent and too much leadership, so much so that no one has a clue who the friggin leader is.

Yeah they went over-kill on the all-star individual players. Too freakin' stacked, and Babcock clearly does not know how to use them. Personally, he needs to stop messing with the Nash/Crsoby line and stick with one linemate. Iginla should be up there, despite his lacklustre play

That's a fair point, and I agree, but who would know how to use them? He's guilty because he was part of the selection process but it's not easy managing that much tallent.

Every player on Sweden and a few others teams are there for a specific reason, I cant think of any reason why Pronger, Thornton, and Bergeron are. I dont know who should be there for them but that's not my job to put together a team either.

I make that point based on the fact that the team selection was preached upon the familiarity within all players. Wasn't the Bergeron selection justified with "him and Crosby have tremendous chemistry" yet we barely see any of Bergeron outside of faceoffs. What happened to this 'instant' chemistry that was billed before the games? I'm guessing that's also what you're alluding to. It's not just the Crosby line, its also the Getzlaf line that isn't generating too much.

Why not go with the formerly lethal combo of Nash, Getzlaf and Heatley?


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I still wouldnt have taken Stamkos. I think leaving St Louis off the team was a mistake from the very begining, he could very well be the best Canadian player outside of Crosby in The NHL.

SensHulk

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:
Why not go with the formerly lethal combo of Nash, Getzlaf and Heatley?

I think they would if the entire SJ team wasn't on Team Canada and if Nash didn't have such good chemistry with Crosby (although I think Crosby can make it work with whatever card is dealt to him).

Cap'n Clutch

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Michallica wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:
Why not go with the formerly lethal combo of Nash, Getzlaf and Heatley?

I think they would if the entire SJ team wasn't on Team Canada and if Nash didn't have such good chemistry with Crosby (although I think Crosby can make it work with whatever card is dealt to him).

Good point except that what they're doing clearly isn't working right? Babcock may like that Marleau, Heatley, Thronton line but Canada isn't likely to win a Medal never mind a gold if he sticks with that. Here's hoping the SJ coaching don't realize that either and suffer an early playoff exit.


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