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12-03-2012, 12:06 PM
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Reilly in, Percy out for WJC tryouts

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Morgan Reilly has been invited to Team Canada tryouts for the WJC, Stuart Percy has not. I'm encouraged by Reilly's invite, but a little discouraged that Percy was not invited. I've not seen Reilly play, but have heard good news about his progress this year. I've only seen Stuart Percy play once in Mississauga this year, and thought that he was one of the better players on the ice in the game.

Anyone have any thoughts on why Percy was not invited?

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12-03-2012, 12:09 PM
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Full list of invitees here.

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=81742

In a regular year, Percy might have made it, but with the lockout the odds were always stacked against him.

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Because Percy is not at the level of any of the defensemen invited, IMO. I'm more in awe of why Ryan Pulock wasn't invited..

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Anyone have any thoughts on why Percy was not invited?
Duncan Siemens, Harrington, Ouellet, Murphy, Corrado, Wotherspoon, Dumba, there's a lot of competition. I didn't think he would make it as a bottom pairing.

Rielly-Hamilton
Ouellet-Harrington
???-???

That's pretty much how I see the top 6, he basically had no chance with Murray in, but with him out he had a shot. Damn shame though.

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Because Percy is not at the level of any of the defensemen invited, IMO. I'm more in awe of why Ryan Pulock wasn't invited..
He didn't look great during the game he played in the Subway series. Still obviously a good player. I'd prefer him to a few on the list.

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Duncan Siemens, Harrington, Ouellet, Murphy, Corrado, Wotherspoon, Dumba, there's a lot of competition. I didn't think he would make it as a bottom pairing.

Rielly-Hamilton
Ouellet-Harrington
???-???

That's pretty much how I see the top 6, he basically had no chance with Murray in, but with him out he had a shot. Damn shame though.
Siemens didn't get invited either.

IMO:

Rielly-Hamilton
Pouilout-Harrington
Ouellet-Reinhart
Murphy/Dumba

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Siemens didn't get invited either.

IMO:

Rielly-Hamilton
Pouilout-Harrington
Ouellet-Reinhart
Murphy/Dumba
Pretty much how I see it.

I don't like Murphy.

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He didn't look great during the game he played in the Subway series. Still obviously a good player. I'd prefer him to a few on the list.
Who, Percy or Pulock? (I didn't watch).

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Pretty much how I see it.

I don't like Murphy.
Same. Sure he's an offensive wiz, but I like my defensemen to be good defensively, haha.

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I was really hoping to see two Leafs prospects on Team Canada, but it sounds like there's not really any need to be discouraged by Percy not being invited. Does this mean that the talent level on defence for Team Canada should be pretty high?

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Wow, no Siemens or Pulock?

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Who, Percy or Pulock? (I didn't watch).



Same. Sure he's an offensive wiz, but I like my defensemen to be good defensively, haha.
Sorry, I meant Pulock. I thought Percy was steady. Pulock just didn't wow me in any way.

Agreed on Murphy, I don't see him translating to the NHL well at all.

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Not surprised Percy didn't get an invite, more surprised that Pulock was left out.

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Because Percy is not at the level of any of the defensemen invited, IMO. I'm more in awe of why Ryan Pulock wasn't invited..
Better then Wotherspoon, Sproul and Corrado...

Corrado had a hot streak and now it's done... he's back to his former self and is playing extremely poor defensively.

Also Ryan Murphy is terrible.

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Ah, didn't even see that Siemens didn't get an invite. Probably see Reinhart or Pouliot in there then?

Pulock didn't have a strong Subway series nor did they take any other 2013 defense.

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Murphy is a lock. The head coach will play him frequently too. I see a 'Ryan Ellis'; with the small guy flare, but not the finish.

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Without too much bias, I'd definitely have Percy there over Wotherspoon, Sproul, Pelech and Corrado. I've seen Percy play more than a handufl of times and he's always been great for the most part.

Not sure if Leivo would have been invited if it wasn't for him injury, however, I'd much prefer to have him there over quite a few of the bubble players.

Oh well.

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WJC should be fun to watch.

Might have two on the US team.

These are the best juniors, so no shame if they didn't make it.

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Politics.

Why invite two leaf prospects? Reilly is too good to deny.

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Why invite two leaf prospects? Reilly is too good to deny.
There is no reason not to invite two, or three Leaf prospects, if they were good enough. Percy might be a decent D one day, but he doesn't rate on this list. No dishonour in that, it's a very deep list this year.

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Duncan Siemens, Harrington, Ouellet, Murphy, Corrado, Wotherspoon, Dumba, there's a lot of competition. I didn't think he would make it as a bottom pairing.

Rielly-Hamilton
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That's pretty much how I see the top 6, he basically had no chance with Murray in, but with him out he had a shot. Damn shame though.


Dumba is there for sure.

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He didn't look great during the game he played in the Subway series. Still obviously a good player. I'd prefer him to a few on the list.
Strongly disagree about this.
Pulock has next year, surprised that he didn't at least get a tryout though.

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WJC should be fun to watch.

Might have two on the US team.

These are the best juniors, so no shame if they didn't make it.
I assume that this is Sparks and Biggs for the US team? I'd love to watch Biggs get first line minutes on Team USA, but don't know enough about other US prospects to know where he rates. I suppose that this is getting off topic, but should we expect to Biggs on the first line?

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I assume that this is Sparks and Biggs for the US team? I'd love to watch Biggs get first line minutes on Team USA, but don't know enough about other US prospects to know where he rates. I suppose that this is getting off topic, but should we expect to Biggs on the first line?
I've seen Biggs placed in a lot of different roles. Some have him on the second line, some have him on the 4th line with Kerdiles, others have placed him with Galchenyuk. I think we likely see him in the bottom six though.

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I've seen Biggs placed in a lot of different roles. Some have him on the second line, some have him on the 4th line with Kerdiles, others have placed him with Galchenyuk. I think we likely see him in the bottom six though.
Biggs and Galchenyuk would be beastly though. Something like a Spezza + Bertuzzi combo.

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Murphy is a lock. The head coach will play him frequently too. I see a 'Ryan Ellis'; with the small guy flare, but not the finish.
I sure hope not.

If we're down a goal in the dying minutes of the game and Murphy is on the ice we will lose as he tries to go end to end on his own every time.

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