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Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:10 pm
by KeyserSoze
Tough break for Stamkos. After not cracking the 2010 roster and playing so well ever since, the guy must be just shattered.

Replacement should likely be St Louis or Giroux. Whoever fills in would likely be playing on the wing anyways. Both players seem to be playing well right now, so either way.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:42 am
by Hockey Widow
I was hoping for the guy. Would love to see him on the big ice with Crosby. I think we should go with Hall. He is a beast in SO and one never knows in the Olympics if the gold medal will come down to that! JK

I'd pick the sentimental favourite St. Louis. If not him then Giroux.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:44 am
by Arachnid
Hockey Widow wrote:I was hoping for the guy. Would love to see him on the big ice with Crosby. I think we should go with Hall. He is a beast in SO and one never knows in the Olympics if the gold medal will come down to that! JK

I'd pick the sentimental favourite St. Louis. If not him then Giroux.
Most will be surprised if it's not Marty....will he go or reject the offer? :o

Please, just not James Neal.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:14 am
by Meds
Marty St. Louis gets the call. One more reason that I want to see a gold medal for us even more than before.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:20 pm
by Aaronp18
Meds wrote:Marty St. Louis gets the call. One more reason that I want to see a gold medal for us even more than before.
I think this is the right call, especially on the big ice.

Good for Marty!

Can't wait until the tourney starts.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:35 pm
by Meds
No wonder athletes are coming up lame.....

http://thechive.com/2014/02/06/conditio ... 32-photos/

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:40 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
Nice to see St. Louis get the nod. It's a bummer to lose a top sniper like Stamkos, but we should have enuff guys who can put the puck into the net. Hopefully St. Louis has a hell of a tournament. :D

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:27 pm
by Meds
http://www.sportsnet.ca/olympics/why-is ... in-hockey/

Finally a Swede who knows what he's talking about. :P

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:32 pm
by ClamRussel
The way Canada uses Weber on the PP ...the Canucks should take note & use Garrison in the same manner. He should be the no. 1 option.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:00 pm
by Per
Congrats on beating Norway.

No surprises thus far. Except of course Grabner's hat trick against Finland.
But no upsets.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:06 pm
by rats19
Thnx per.. Norway played tough. We looked jetlaggy but got better as it went on. Price played well.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:17 pm
by Island Nucklehead
rats19 wrote:Thnx per.. Norway played tough. We looked jetlaggy but got better as it went on. Price played well.
Definitely copying the Swiss model of playing the grossest hockey possible. Can't say I blame them, they lack talent. Chalk it up, move along. Hopefully Austria tries to open it up and our counterattack punishes them. Norway was lucky to be in that one. Canada was playing against themselves in the first period.

I thought the Crosby line was our worst. Kunitz didn't add much (except a nice check from behind), and Carter needs to bury some of his chances. Carter should move down the depth chart, and Tavares up. Benn needs to play more, he was making some nice, physical plays and driving towards the goal. I'd be curious about a Benn-Bergeron-Nash line.

The Getzlaf line looks real good. Big, powerful, Marleau adds speed. The "D" looks comfortable moving the puck.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:15 am
by Island Nucklehead
Much better, more dominant game so far from Canada vs. Austria.

Love the choice of jerseys. I wonder if the all-black with red armband vs. Austria was a conscious attempt at trolling? Pretty funny.

Hating the Kunitz pick more and more. He dosn't belong here, and more often than not the play dies when it goes his way. In the east-west game on the international ice, I don't think he has the talent to play at this level. I can't imagine that Claude Giroux would be a worse line-mate for Crosby. Kunitz should be our extra player, imo.

Carter has been much better today. The CBC guys probably had it right that he was putting too much pressure on himself to be the "shooter" playing with Sid. As I type, Carter now has 3 goals.

Luongo looks ready to roll. Making some great saves when called upon.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:25 pm
by Topper
A few comments;

Duchane played his way into the line up while everyone who had St Louis and Kunitz not making the team is patting themselves on the back.

After Norway, I thought Keith was the worst of our defenders, until I saw Suban......yikes.

If you want to nit pick goaltending, while Bobby Lou pitched a shutout and got a piece of every puck he had to, rebound control was an issue. Not costly against Austria, but could be an issue against better teams.

How does a goaltender or anyone else for that matter locate a puck against those black uniforms?

Getzlaf-Perry-Duchane looked fantastic, but who were they lined up against?

Hard to imagine way back when in a WJC that Coho was a peer of Tavares. Did someone note the problems Coho would have transitioning to the NHL? Oh yeah, I did.

Re: Team Canada Sochi

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:26 pm
by Per
Island Nucklehead wrote: Carter needs to bury some of his chances.
Seems like he heard you.