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React: Team Canada Roster Announced

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Carter, Kunitz, Marleau and Nash all make the team. No St. Louis, Staal, Thornton, Neal or Giroux. Hamhuis and Vlasic both make it on defence.

Forwards
Jamie Benn
Patrice Bergeron
Jeff Carter
Sidney Crosby
Matt Duchene
Ryan Getzlaf
Chris Kunitz
Patrick Marleau
Rick Nash
Corey Perry
Patrick Sharp
Steven Stamkos
Jonathan Tavares
Jonathan Toews

Defencemen
Jay Bouwmeester
Drew Doughty
Dan Hamhuis
Duncan Keith
Alex Pietrangelo
PK Subban
Marc – Edouard Vlasic
Shea Weber

Goaltenders
Roberto Luongo
Carey Price
Mike Smith

I’m sure everyone agrees with this roster, right?

429 comments
Mattmark
Mattmark

Remember the bad old days of fifty years ago, when Canada was prohibited from sending its best players to the Olympics?  There are a few names from the 1964 Canadian Olympic team that you might possibly know... like Rod Seiling, Gary Dineen and Seth Martin.  But Hank Akervall?  Gary Begg?  Ray Cadieux?  George Swarbrink?


Here's the team we should have sent (wonder how they'd do against today's guys):


Hull - Mikita - Wharram

F. Mahovlich - Keon - Bathgate

Moore - Beliveau - Geoffrion

Howe - Ullman - Bucyk

Pilote - Harvey

Horton - Brewer

Gadsby - Johnson - Vasko

(Any of) Plante, Sawchuk, Bower, Hall, Worsely

 

Gold medal in a walk.


Tim Horton
Tim Horton

Team Sweden looks like tough competition.

ingy56
ingy56

Must be really crappy in Buffalo, crappier than usual that is, because the Sabres-Canes game has been postponed.

Bruffins
Bruffins

Over the Last three years:

gp 168  g 22  pts 81 (Doughty)

gp 173  g 11  pts 46 (Vlasic)

gp 171  g 25  pts 89 (Phaneuf)

gp 173  g 12  pts 74 (Hamhuis)

gp 170  g 15  pts 78 (Bouwmeester)


CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

The big issues in Olympics tended to be our goaltending, our defense then even though we had good players, our ability to score ..

Well, if you look at the last 3 yrs goals scored per game (not points.. as depends on who you are playing with too).  


Stamkos 1, Tavares 5 (Neal at 3 not selected), Jeff Carter 6 (why he was added as pure sniper and been there before), Crosby 7, Perry 8, Toews 10 Sharp 11  


so we have 7 of the top 11 top goal scorers over the last 3 yrs playing for Team Canada.. We have top D.. now up to playing as a team and goaltending to show up 

RkBornNamePosGPGAPPIM+/-PPGSHGGWGG/GPA/GPP/GP11990Steven StamkosF1471037417710614251160.7010.5031.20421985Alexander OvechkinF1661016316494-23410110.6080.3800.98831987James NealF144777415114017350120.5350.5141.04941986Evgeni MalkinF1397011618614027190140.5040.8351.33851990John TavaresF1737910017976-9220160.4570.5781.03561985Jeff CarterF13662319346-6211130.4560.2280.68471987Sidney CrosbyF10246110156585211080.4511.0781.52981985Corey PerryF168756514023920241190.4460.3870.83391987Phil KesselF173779517253-15220130.4450.5490.994101988Jonathan ToewsF151678214969669490.4440.5430.987111981Patrick SharpF14764711357658151110.4350.4830.918

Airfreshener
Airfreshener

Livefyer crap out for anyone else? Went from 0 to 50 posts.

mcloki
mcloki

Only slight objections Nash and Stamkos. Not because i think Stamkos is bad but because he's injured. And Nash is going on reputation not what he's been doing.

Omac13
Omac13

You know who likes Team Canada's D Core, The USA line of Callahan Backes Brown. They will eat Hamhuis Vlasic, Pietrangelo and Jay Bow Alive

Great Dane
Great Dane

@Tim Hortonand don't under estimate Russia at home. If Datsyuk and Malkin is in form and they finally have goalie that can stop the puck they are dangerous on home ice.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@ingy56 

Poor Eric Staal and Semin, not making their olympic teams and then having to stay in Buffalo extra

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Ryan What ex leafs made the olympic team?  Kaberle I presume.  Anyone else.  

wendelsfist
wendelsfist

@Bruffins  So JVR/Kessel, Komarov   and Kulemin make their countries team. That's 4 players from the leafs organization.  

Did Peter Holland make the Danish Olympic team?  :-)

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@mcloki Nash was a lock on reputation alone IMO hes been that good for Canada.

vinoa
vinoa

@mcloki He's got 54 points in 56 career international games. Nash is an international stud for Team Canada. Hope he keeps it up.

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@Omac13 That is a tough line but not the most talented. No real play maker there.

vinoa
vinoa

@Omac13 Until Weber goes over the boards. Besides Backes knows he can't piss Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester off as long as they're his top pair.

Omac13
Omac13

Yeah thats the Point i am trying to make Vlasic and hamhuis are CRAP

Omac13
Omac13

Weber will be playing againts the top 2 lines if not even better for the USA. Canada Failed on the D Core Between Hamhuis Vlasic Pietrangelo and Jay Bow I bet you they dont have a Combined 200 hits his season. Hard to move the puck when your chasing the forecheckers. Which one of them will clear the front of the net? Canada will finished 5th , they will give up to many goals mark my words

vinoa
vinoa

@MaxwellHowe Russian Malkin would play for Team Canada...who wouldn't want a shot at gold?

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

I bet that American Stempniak would play for Team Canada if asked. 

Omac13
Omac13

Live 0 But since their names have been coming up in Olympic Talk i have watched them closly on TV(center Ice) and they are not even the top guys on their teams (Boyle in SJ). Vlasic is basically Gunnerson, Gunner would be as good as him if he played in SJ. Easy to look good in SJ  when Thortan and Courtoure have the puck all the time and you dont have to defend much

dlb meh
dlb meh

@hoolihan

i'd still like to have seen him get a chance to prove them all wrong

vinoa
vinoa

@hoolihan @vinoa @Omac13 Besides if they shit the bed all of Canada will blame Dion...even if he was the 8th dman who didn't see a second of game time.

dlb meh
dlb meh

@vinoa

seems every time there's a tourney like this, some defender stands out against us as well.  i look forward to scouting them for future Maple Leafs acquisitions.

dlb meh
dlb meh

@vinoa

i look forward to seeing these guys play.  we just don't get to see enough of them to admire them, or at least i don't.

vinoa
vinoa

@Omac13 Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester don't play a physical game but they're strong skaters with good positioning. Give them a bit of credit...probably one of the best pairings in the league

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Omac13 

don;t see Canada finishing anywhere lower than third but I get your point