2013 Canada World Junior team - anyone care to take a stab?
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10-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Originally Posted by
Ryan Murray - Dougie Hamilton
Morgan Rielly - Scott Harrington
Ryan Murphy - Matt Dumba
RSVS: Cody Ceci and Griffin Reinhart
O.K. Ouellet should be there, but over who? All 9 guys deserve a spot but they cant all be there.
I also assumed Hockey Canada wont let Nugent-Hopkins play. He would dominate.
For this season, Ouellet should be there over Dumba, Ceci and probably Reinhart. It doesnt mean hes a better prospect but he fits the needs of that line up a lot more. He's also a year ahead so his game is more polished. I seriously doubt the best dman in the Q doesnt make it. His team is ranked top 5 in the country and hes the MVP and captain
Hes more of a shut down type player, and might be one of the best defensive guys on the team but as a seventh he could also play the PP if he had to because hes no slouch offensively. In the defensive zone Harrington and Murray might be the only guy on that team better than him and theyre still close (him and Harrington) except Ouellet has some offensive punch as well. Theres a reason Ouellet was being matched with Yakupov in the OT and shut him down. He and Harrington are going to be the shut down pairing I'm pretty happy to bet a lot on that as well
And if RNH is available he'll play, it wont be because Canada doesnt let him
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