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11-29-2012, 01:00 PM
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Team Canada would have won last year if Devante Smith Pelley didn't break his foot 2 games in to the tournament!
I actually thought that Ryan Murphy almost single-handedly lost us the medal, but i might be alone in that opinion.

Edit: just looked at the game sheet, and it seems Murphy didn't even play. I thought he was on the team last year???, it seems it was the selfish play of Hubredeau and Jenner that cost us.

Interesting that both are locks to make the team this year.


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11-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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I actually thought that Ryan Murphy almost single-handedly lost us the medal, but i might be alone in that opinion.
You mean Ryan Murray and I actually agree with you on some level, the team was also ridiculously undisciplined and the coach didnt play the first line enough.

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11-29-2012, 01:07 PM
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Didn't Strome centre the top line with Huberdeau and Stone on the wings?
Yup, Strome centered that line and he'll be centering one of the lines this year too. I'm not an expert or anything, but I have yet to see Strome play anywhere else except center since he was drafted and probably before then. He's not going to be the one to be moved.

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11-29-2012, 01:11 PM
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Yup, Strome centered that line and he'll be centering one of the lines this year too. I'm not an expert or anything, but I have yet to see Strome play anywhere else except center since he was drafted and probably before then. He's not going to be the one to be moved.
Something's gotta give

Since RNH and Jenner are pretty much locks to play center, one of Strome, MacKinnon, or Scheifele will HAVE to be moved to the wing for sure

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11-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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According to Bob MacKenzie, Hudon should be playing on the 2nd line.....

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=410489

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11-29-2012, 01:17 PM
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Something's gotta give

Since RNH and Jenner are pretty much locks to play center, one of Strome, MacKinnon, or Scheifele will HAVE to be moved to the wing for sure
I think Strome is as big of a lock to play center as Jenner and maybe even more so. I'd be surprised if Strome isn't the 2nd line center for this team assuming RNH does play.

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11-29-2012, 01:22 PM
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According to Bob MacKenzie, Hudon should be playing on the 2nd line.....

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=410489
Really hope he isn't Gallagher part two. I thought that guy was terrible in a top 6 position, constantly killing plays with poor decisions.

I like Hudon more than Gallagher, but still I think he'd be better off in a bottom 6 position. There's so much top 6 talent that I find it hard to justify placing Hudon in a 2nd line position before the camp even starts.

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11-29-2012, 01:27 PM
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I'm surprised how confident people are that MacKinnon will be in the top 6.

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11-29-2012, 01:31 PM
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Based on team rumours from Bobby Mac and my personal preferences - this is the team I would send:

Huberdeau - RNH - Rattie
Drouin - Strome - MacKinnon
Hudon - Scheifele - Monahan
Danault - Jenner - Wilson

Hamilton - Rielly
Reinhart - Murphy
Harrington - Ouellet

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11-29-2012, 01:37 PM
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Really? hmmm.... I wonder what they're smoking at TSN offices in T.O. Unlike Bobby Mac to give in to hyperbole. Or is it Redda that's ranting? Team is nowhere close to 2005. But to get rid of Pendergast would be sweet...I'd party for weeks...I'd party so hard I'd be court ordered into rehab.
The conditions are similar. Lockout year. Russian #1 overall draft pick year before, Canadian Cole Harbour native, highly rated projected #1 overall draft pick expected to be in the lineup. One returning forward expected to be in the lineup (Bergeron/RNH). You never know how good these guys will be in the future, especially with the defensive group we have.

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11-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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i thought he was gone with injury.
I think he will be back by the Lethbridge game next week.

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11-29-2012, 01:40 PM
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Really hope he isn't Gallagher part two. I thought that guy was terrible in a top 6 position, constantly killing plays with poor decisions.

I like Hudon more than Gallagher, but still I think he'd be better off in a bottom 6 position. There's so much top 6 talent that I find it hard to justify placing Hudon in a 2nd line position before the camp even starts.
I tought he was very good for a good portions of the games.... Gallagher was Canada best PK killer with Connelly. Still manage to finish 4th in points for the team without 1st PP time.

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11-29-2012, 01:42 PM
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I'm surprised how confident people are that MacKinnon will be in the top 6.
I think he'll start as the 13th forward like Tavares did that one year, and then end up sticking on one of the top 6 because Spott will be relying heavily on his offense.

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11-29-2012, 02:32 PM
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I think Strome is as big of a lock to play center as Jenner and maybe even more so. I'd be surprised if Strome isn't the 2nd line center for this team assuming RNH does play.
Jenner is going to fit into a checking role, and he's way above the competition at centre. If Nugent-Hopkins plays then Strome might be battling it out with Scheifele for a single centre spot with the other moving to wing.

It will be interesting to see if Spott wants clearly defined top 6 bottom 6 or if he goes with three scoring lines. If there are three scoring lines then it's pretty easy to see Nugent-Hopkins, Strome and Scheifele as the centres.

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Really hope he isn't Gallagher part two. I thought that guy was terrible in a top 6 position, constantly killing plays with poor decisions.

I like Hudon more than Gallagher, but still I think he'd be better off in a bottom 6 position. There's so much top 6 talent that I find it hard to justify placing Hudon in a 2nd line position before the camp even starts.
I agree completely.

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11-29-2012, 02:35 PM
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Didn't Strome centre the top line with Huberdeau and Stone on the wings?
I thought Stone centered the top line with Strome and Huberdeau on his wings...

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11-29-2012, 03:02 PM
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I thought Stone centered the top line with Strome and Huberdeau on his wings...
Stone took the faceoffs but Strome was definitely the center.

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11-29-2012, 03:04 PM
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Regardless of their decision last year re: Mackinnon, HC still has its head up its ***.
BTW I don't agree with you. He should have gotten an invite to selection camp.
It was coaching choices that sank Canada, not player choice. You can only do so much with what players there are and the type of team you pick depends on the coach. Two years in a row they've picked Hitchcock esque coaches, too bad neither had his experience nor talent.

Cameron attemtped to change his coaching style and it was a mess, Hay with his backward thinking tried to pick the best Team Canada defensively ever yet it's maybe Canada's worst junior team defensively in the last decade. Spott is no Scott Bowman but at least he knows to play to a players strengths. Haven't had a coach like that since we last won.

Also, there was no point to take MacKinnon, he had no chance to make the roster. There is no point to waste a spot on him when you can bring someone else who has a chance to make the team. Imagine if Team Canada took a MacKinnon esque player in 2010, Foligno probably doesn't make the training camp. There was just no point to bring him.

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11-29-2012, 03:10 PM
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Stone took the faceoffs but Strome was definitely the center.
Probably what's confusing me. I have a vivid image in my mind of Stone lining up at the dot with Strome to his right and Huberdeau to his left.

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11-29-2012, 03:17 PM
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It's up to the Oilers not the Barons.
same thing

will the oilers even release RNH?

isnt he a key part in their AHL team

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same thing

will the oilers even release RNH?

isnt he a key part in their AHL team
Oilers want what's best for their player, not their team. If they feel like it will make RNH a better player in the future by having him go play, they will let him go, even if he is leading the AHL scoring race by 50 points. RNH wanting to go also plays a role; if he directly tells them he wants to go, they probably don't want to go against him

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How do you think Canada's defence will look like with the recent injury? Do you guys think ceci will make the team? And at what capacity ?

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Ottawa choosing not to release Zibanejad probably makes it easier for Edmonton to do the same with Nugent-Hopkins.

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11-29-2012, 04:47 PM
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Ottawa choosing not to release Zibanejad probably makes it easier for Edmonton to do the same with Nugent-Hopkins.
Different cases in these players. Mika played last season won the gold and scored the winning goal for them, he has had the expierence of it. Now it is still very possible they don't release him but I more likely see RNH himself wanting to do it after getting cut 2 seasons ago.

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Mackinnon sucks at wing.
How can you come to that conclusion lol?

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I think Canada will have more draft eligible forwards than usual. 2012 was a bit underwhelming when it comes to Canadian forwards.

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