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04-27-2013, 09:14 AM
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markz*
 
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Originally Posted by Mr Writer View Post
That's not true every year... Immediately after Vancouver sending teams of marginal NHL players and rookies or 2nd year players. Last year was the 1st year since 09 that they sent a decent team and if it were not for Getzlaf being such an egghead, we should have played for a medal.
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Originally Posted by CoolForumNamePending View Post
The 2010 team had plenty of talent, especially at forward, but as you said was young and inexperienced and I guess it showed by finishing with a losing record. It should be noted though that most teams that year sent weaker than usual rosters. The Czech's won with a total of four NHL players (two of them goalies) on their team.

People always point out all the talent Canada is missing ever year, but that is something most countries (and all of the legit contenders) have to deal with. Other countries may have more of their 'A' squad show up most years but they also don't have the depth Canada has. A half dozen 'name' Finn players missing probably impacts the overall talent level of that team far more than two dozen 'name' Canadian players not being able to make it.

Anyway... as it stands now, at forward at least, Canada is looking really strong.

2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships



Team Canada


Goaltender

* Chris Mason – St. Louis Blues ~ (57GP-27W-21L ~.916/2.41 -'09) (*2010 Olympics -reserve)


Defence

* Brent Burns - Minnesota Wild ~ (ASG '11)
* Marc Staal - New York Rangers ~ (ASG '11)
* Tyler Myers - Buffalo Sabres ~ (11g,48p, 82games -'10), (*Calder Memorial Trophy*)
* François Beauchemin - Toronto Maple Leafs ~ (2010 Olympics Summer Camp) (*2007 Stanley Cup Champion)
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* Michael Del Zotto - New York Rangers ~ (9g,37p, 80games -'10)
* Mark Giordano - Calgary Flames ~ (8g,43p, 82games -'11)
* Kris Russell – Blue Jackets ~ (7g,22p,70games -'10)


Forward

* Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lighting ~ (*2 x Rocket Trophy*), (*2010 Olympics -reserve) (ASG '11)
* Corey Perry - Anaheim Ducks ~ (2010 Olympics), (*Hart & Rocket Trophy*), (ASG '11)
* John Tavares - New York Islanders ~ (ASG '12)
* Jordan Eberle - Edmonton Oilers ~ (ASG '12)
* Matt Duchene - Colorado Avalanche ~ (ASG '11)
* Ryan Smyth - Los Angeles Kings~ (2002 & 2006 Olympics), (ASG '07)
* Ray Whitney - Carolina Hurricanes ~ (NHL 2nd Team All-Star -'12), (ASG '03) (24g,77p,82games -'09)
* Evander Kane - Atlanta Thrashers ~
* Mason Raymond - Vancouver Canucks ~ (25g,53p,70games -'10)
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* René Bourque - Calgary Flames ~ (27g,58p,73games -'10)
* Brooks Laich - Washington Capitals ~ (25g,59p,78games -'10)
* Steve Ott - Dallas Stars ~ (22g,36p,73games -'10)
* Steve Downie - Tampa Bay Lightning ~ (22g,46p,79games -'10)


Last edited by markz*: 04-27-2013 at 11:41 AM.
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