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12-07-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity View Post


No lockout.

The NHL call up list does have 12 Canadian roster camp players on it, plus RNH. I'm not sure how the NHL teams would handle this situation. Several of those call ups are a long shot at best to make their NHL clubs and are on that list for the experience of a NHL camp and a possible 9 game tryout. Considering that NHL clubs often lend these players to Canada for this tournament anyways, there are only maybe 5 that would actually be held by their club. RNH and Huberdeau would be my locks. Strome, Rielly and Jenner could step into weak rosters. Hamilton would step in on any other team, but Boston is pretty deep. Those are some high end guys to lose, but Canada has 4 top 10 picks from the upcoming NHL draft in MacKinnon, Drouin, Monahan and Shinkaruk who could step in. Probably only two make it right now and not necessarily in top two line roles. Now they would be able to, plus fringe squad members right now who are all PPG players in the CHL would step in too. Really, the squad would go from beating teams on average 6-1 to maybe 4-1 at worst.

The fact that you have USA improving in this situation is odd too. They only have Galchenyuk, Gibson and Noesen on recall, but only Galchenyuk would potentially make the NHL. Losing him would be devastating. Look what happened last year with no Jones or Galy...relegation round. USA probably only has maybe 3 or 4 players that will be high impact in the NHL. Jones, Galy and Trouba. No one that USA could attempt to replace him with is even half the player he would be for them.

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