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12-04-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
LeBlanc will be a better NHLer than those 3.
I sure hope so, it won't be easy.

Particularly if you talk about Beauchemin and Robidas.

I would be happy with a Beauchemin-type career for Leblanc (top 3-4 player of the team for 4-5 years)

Second point: I'm happy Drouin got invited, this team is filled with two way forwards and snipers, a good old playmaker might get a spot.

Call me a homer if you want...

Huberdeau - RNH - Ty Rattie (Pretty set in stone imo)(Icetime= 30%) PP
Drouin - Scheifele - Mckinnon (Icetime = 23%) PP
Hudon - Strome - Tom Wilson ? (Icetime = 25%) PK
JC Lipon - Jenner - Sissons? ( Icetime = 22%) PK

Just not sure what will happen on the RW, lots of debates after Ty Rattie.
I don't see Mckinnon playing center, but I could be wrong, even Crosby played wing. Scheifele might be the best escort possible for Drouin and Mckinnon, let the kids play, take care of the D and support them. That could be Strome as well. Catenacci can play all positions if someone get hurt. Jenner could play wing, but he's a returnee, they often get better spots than they should.

I will be 100% proven wrong about this post, I just feel it haha. There are just too many very close competition for spots at that camp to make a prediction right now. I hope the coaches won't make the classical Canadian mistake of going with too much defense, we will need some speed & scoring to win against Sweden and Russia this year, that's why Mckinnon and Drouin are kinda important. There are also a LOT of 17s years old at that camp. Not sure how Shinkaruk and Monahan could make it. Monahan would have to flat out dominate Scheifele and Strome, I just don't see that happening. Shinkaruk could have more of a play, but in the end it's better to go with a 19 years old for two way forwards, if only for their experience and strength.

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