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oilman9482 08-28-2013 11:29 PM

Would a great three months earn Dubnyk a spot on team Canada??
 
I know it sounds far-fetched, but if you look at all the uncertainty around the Canadian Olympic goaltending siutation, I believe that Dubnyk should be considered if the Oilers are a top 5 team going into the New Year. Say he posts slight improvements on last year's 2.57 GAA and .921 SV%

to about 2.40 GAA and .925 SV% with the Oilers being a potential top 5 team come January, does that warrant consideration from Steve Yzerman? I think it does.

Philly85 08-28-2013 11:31 PM

Come on man. No.

oilinblood 08-28-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by oilman9482 (Post 70609393)
I know it sounds far-fetched, but if you look at all the uncertainty around the Canadian Olympic goaltending siutation, I believe that Dubnyk should be considered if the Oilers are a top 5 team going into the New Year. Say he posts slight improvements on last year's 2.57 GAA and .921 SV%

to about 2.40 GAA and .925 SV% with the Oilers being a potential top 5 team come January, does that warrant consideration from Steve Yzerman? I think it does.

to be quite honesty, Dubes has a track record on the big ice already and with team canada. THAT would work for or against him depending on what the brass think of that. IMHO they will look at that track record rather than a blip of success on NHL ice.

JeffMangum 08-28-2013 11:33 PM

He'd have to beat out Luongo, Price, Ward, Brodeur, and Fleury.

Beating out Brodeur and Fleury shouldn't be a huge challenge, although Fleury is generally decent in the regular season. There's a chance he could beat out Price/Ward/Luongo, too, although that's a tougher challenge than beating out the prior two. Should note that Price and Ward will be returning from injury, rather notable injuries, too, so Dubnyk definitely has a chance to come in and take their spots while they're trying to find their game again.

TL;DR I think the possibility is there, from a neutral perspective. It all depends on how Price/Ward start the season; I think Luongo is a lock with the goaltender controversy being solved.

Paralyzer008 08-28-2013 11:36 PM

I don't think they are going to consider him, to be honest.

However, based on Dreger's comments, they may consider Justin Schultz if he lights it up early.

oilman9482 08-28-2013 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 (Post 70609517)
I don't think they are going to consider him, to be honest.

However, based on Dreger's comments, they may consider Justin Schultz if he lights it up early.


Considering team Canada's depth on defense I would say Schultz is a long shot. He has yet to prove that he can play solid defense and P.K. would make a much better powerplay specialist.

Dubnyk has a chance based on all of his competition having a very bad previous season. Also, the Oilers may have the best record out of MTL,CAR,VAN, etc. I know it's far-fetched but it wouldn't shock me if Dubbie played his way onto the team.

SeriousBusiness 08-28-2013 11:47 PM

If DD has a great first three months, he'll get a look simply because our goaltending is so wide open.

nofool6110 08-28-2013 11:51 PM

As a third stringer? Sure!

But it's going to be unlikely that he'll knock off Luongo from the starting position. The only player I see Team Canada allowing to be the starter (other than Luongo) is a lights-out Carey Price. More should be said about Corey Crawford.

oilinblood 08-28-2013 11:58 PM

I do think Crawford is in the mix... I think Price will be in there... and Im actually not sold on Lou. I thought he was terrible in Vancouver 2010 and i believe the bigger ice will be more of a problem for him. Id prefer to see him moved aside. Ward is my dark horse.

If healthy i like Ward and Price the best for the big ice.

Lay Z Boy GM 08-29-2013 12:34 AM

Schultz would have to be a top offensive dman in the league to get considered, like near PPG imo. He just doesn't have to track record to deserve a spot right now.

Dubnyk won't get considered...

thadd 08-29-2013 12:37 AM

If he stops giving up 1 lame goal per game before getting his head in the game, why not? All of the other elite goalies are either too old or too inconsistent.

jp7 08-29-2013 12:50 AM

About as likely as us being in the top 5 in January

AlowlyOilersfan 08-29-2013 01:03 AM

doubtful

Oiltankjob Fail 08-29-2013 01:30 AM

I think Oilers are going to play very good as a team and Dubnyk will be a big goat costing us a few games we should of won by ill timed softies.

Petes2424 08-29-2013 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman9482 (Post 70609393)
I know it sounds far-fetched, but if you look at all the uncertainty around the Canadian Olympic goaltending siutation, I believe that Dubnyk should be considered if the Oilers are a top 5 team going into the New Year. Say he posts slight improvements on last year's 2.57 GAA and .921 SV%

to about 2.40 GAA and .925 SV% with the Oilers being a potential top 5 team come January, does that warrant consideration from Steve Yzerman? I think it does.

Just not happening. I see more of a chance Bernier or Reimer would get a nod. Where the hell have all our goaltenders gone? This is the first team that bothers me for years. Is it not Luongo's to lose?

Eskimo44 08-29-2013 02:05 PM

It's wide open enough that he should get a look. It would need to be something special probably though.

s7ark 08-29-2013 02:30 PM

If he has a GAA under 2 and a SV% over .935 then he might, just might get a shot at the 3rd spot. Actually, even with those numbers it doesn't sound likely. Maybe under 1.75 and over .940.

So yeah, no chance.

joestevens29 08-29-2013 02:50 PM

Anything is possible, but very doubtful.

Mr Sakich 08-29-2013 03:17 PM

IMO, the best long shot candidate on the Oilers is RNH. If he was 2nd (behind Crosby) in scoring for Canadian centers, they would have to consider him.

Stamkos and Staal are going to be playing in a much tougher division than the old Southeast. Their numbers are going to suffer quite a bit. It is not impossible that RNH matches them in the near future.

Halibut 08-29-2013 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Sakich (Post 70627107)
IMO, the best long shot candidate on the Oilers is RNH. If he was 2nd (behind Crosby) in scoring for Canadian centers, they would have to consider him.

Stamkos and Staal are going to be playing in a much tougher division than the old Southeast. Their numbers are going to suffer quite a bit. It is not impossible that RNH matches them in the near future.

Yeah I dont see it. There are so many centers that RNH would have to beat out to get on the team that it doesnt seem at all possible. Maybe next time but right now Dubnyk has a better chance than the Nuge.

KMart27 08-29-2013 04:16 PM

If he's clearly playing like one of the top 3 Canadian goalies, he's got a shot. It's unlikely that he will be though.

hawks889 08-29-2013 04:26 PM

highly unlikely, but if in december the oilers are leading the league and dubynk is playing lights out, and leads the league in wins, gaa, sure he has a chance. Not sure why Crawford is not considered a favorite to make the team. He outplayed both jonathan Quick and Tukuu Rask in the playoffs, and when push came to shove was clutch in the hawks winning the cup. however, a lot will come down to who is hot by the time December rolls around.

Brewster 08-29-2013 04:33 PM

1.50 GAA and .960 SV% should be just what the doctor ordered.

worraps 08-29-2013 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Brewster (Post 70629339)
1.50 GAA and .960 SV% should be just what the doctor ordered.

That's what it would take.

On the all time list of things that will never happen, it ranks pretty high.

molsonmuscle360 08-29-2013 06:07 PM

I think Dubs could go 25-5 and put up a 1.20 GAA and still wouldn't get an invite. He's not with that group right now. It's the same reason Hall is going to get snubbed for someone who's a ****load slower then he is.

We are going to lose this tournament based on an old boys club.


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