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04-08-2013, 04:32 PM
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Pierre McGuire on Subban for Sochi

On TSN 690 Pierre McGuire just mentioned that he has been in contact with some of the people on the selection staff for Team Canada and it sounded like P.K. is as close to a shoe-in as you can get. It sounded like the only way for P.K. to be removed would be for him to crap the bed.

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On TSN 690 Pierre McGuire just mentioned that he has been in contact with some of the people on the selection staff for Team Canada and it sounded like P.K. is as close to a shoe-in as you can get. It sounded like the only way for P.K. to be removed would be for him to crap the bed.
No surprise, give him the "C" if you really want to stir up some emotions!

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On TSN 690 Pierre McGuire just mentioned that he has been in contact with some of the people on the selection staff for Team Canada and it sounded like P.K. is as close to a shoe-in as you can get. It sounded like the only way for P.K. to be removed would be for him to crap the bed.
Knowing how incompetent Yzerman has proven to be, I'm not counting my eggs before they hatch for either Price or Subban.

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Makes sense. He's been downright dominant. He's also an incredible skater and should excel on the larger ice surface.

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Knowing how incompetent Yzerman has proven to be, I'm not counting my eggs before they hatch for either Price or Subban.
This. The guy is a horrible GM. Quite frankly, he was lucky in 2010 to have the best player in the world playing for him.

A LOT of WTF picks, such as Patrice Bergeron.

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Knowing how incompetent Yzerman has proven to be, I'm not counting my eggs before they hatch for either Price or Subban.
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This. The guy is a horrible GM. Quite frankly, he was lucky in 2010 to have the best player in the world playing for him.

A LOT of WTF picks, such as Patrice Bergeron.
Lmao, a Gold Medal isn't enough to prove he is qualified?

As for the Patrice Beregon pick. He helped in critical moments when a face-off was needed. It's not about selecting the overall most skillful players, but you need to select certain role players. Which is what Yzerman did.

As for the topic at hand, I'd love to see PK on the team. Hell of a talent.

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This. The guy is a horrible GM. Quite frankly, he was lucky in 2010 to have the best player in the world playing for him.

A LOT of WTF picks, such as Patrice Bergeron.
... Bergeron was a huge help in the faceoff dot. He took most D-zone draws. Just because he's a Bruin, doesn't mean he sucks.

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With Price and Subban possibly on team Canada, when was the last time we had two Habs players on this team?

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... Bergeron was a huge help in the faceoff dot. He took most D-zone draws. Just because he's a Bruin, doesn't mean he sucks.
He's ideal as a 4th line center/13th forward. He's a great two-way player and a wizard at face-offs. Some questionable picks, but IMO Bergeron wasn't one of them.

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How is picking Bergeron controversial? Now, he's one of the enemy but he's one of the best defensive forwards there is and he is a master in the faceoff circle.

You don't win championships by choosing four lines of offensive wizards. You need role players.

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With Price and Subban possibly on team Canada, when was the last time we had two Habs players on this team?
Corson was the only one in 1998.

Subban's big competition is Doughty-Letang-Pietrangelo. All righty D's who are offensively gifted and play in all situations. He has to outperform 1, if not 2 of them before the team is named.

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This. The guy is a horrible GM. Quite frankly, he was lucky in 2010 to have the best player in the world playing for him.

A LOT of WTF picks, such as Patrice Bergeron.
Bruin or not, Bergeron is one of the smartest, most dependable players in the league. In what universe is he a WTF pick?

I'd take Patty B on my team any day of the week and twice on Sunday!!

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... Bergeron was a huge help in the faceoff dot. He took most D-zone draws. Just because he's a Bruin, doesn't mean he sucks.
Where did I say Bergeron sucked? Still, there's a difference between being a fine two-way player and being a starter at C, probably the deepest position on the best hockey team in the world. This was a WTF pick then, and odds are Bergeron will not be a starter this time. Too many better guys out there.

Come and tell me he deserves to start before Stamkos, Tavares, Toews, Thornton, Staal and Getzlaf.

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Corson was the only one in 1998.

Subban's big competition is Doughty-Letang-Pietrangelo. All righty D's who are offensively gifted and play in all situations. He has to outperform 1, if not 2 of them before the team is named.
Weber?

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Bruin or not, Bergeron is one of the smartest, most dependable players in the league. In what universe is he a WTF pick?

I'd take Patty B on my team any day of the week and twice on Sunday!!
This. And he's one of the few players I respect on that team.

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Corson was the only one in 1998.

Subban's big competition is Doughty-Letang-Pietrangelo. All righty D's who are offensively gifted and play in all situations. He has to outperform 1, if not 2 of them before the team is named.
Shea Weber is a lock.

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Corson was the only one in 1998.

Subban's big competition is Doughty-Letang-Pietrangelo. All righty D's who are offensively gifted and play in all situations. He has to outperform 1, if not 2 of them before the team is named.
No disrespect to Letang, but Subban is a better defensman than him

And at Subban current rate of progression, he'll be better than both Doughty and Pietrangelo

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Where did I say Bergeron sucked? Still, there's a difference between being a fine two-way player and being a starter at C, probably the deepest position on the best hockey team in the world. This was a WTF pick then, and odds are Bergeron will not be a starter this time. Too many better guys out there.

Come and tell me he deserves to start before Stamkos, Tavares, Toews, Thornton, Staal and Getzlaf.
For the bottom 6 role and the shutdown role Bergeron is more qualified than all of those centres.

Bergeron is a great centre.

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Seabrook won't make it again, you can count on that and Neidermeyer is done. Was Pronger on the team, I can't remember?

I'd have to go with:

Weber-Doughty
Keith-Pietrangelo
Subban-Letang
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Shea Weber is a lock.
Yes, I have Weber as a lock. Which leaves 2 or 3 spots for the Subban/Doughty/Piet/Letang group to complete the right side of the D (1 could be the 7th).

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No disrespect to Letang, but Subban is a better defensman than him
Normand Flynn thinks Letang is waaaay better.

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I'd like to see him develop and do a bit more time in Hamilton

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Does nobody else remember Bergeron taking faceoffs and skating back to the bench quickly for a change? He's a great player, but in 2010, he was severely hampered by injuries. He definitely seemed out of his element alongside the top players in the world. In 2010, he was a liability more often than not. But a healthy Bergeron in 2014 is basically a shoe-in for the 4th line centre position.

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To me Subban is a shoo-in for 2nd pairing. Keith should be a guarantee

Keith-Weber
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Id hold my final choices until November

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Corson was the only one in 1998.

Subban's big competition is Doughty-Letang-Pietrangelo. All righty D's who are offensively gifted and play in all situations. He has to outperform 1, if not 2 of them before the team is named.
Didn't Recchi replace an injured Rob Zamuner?

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Where did I say Bergeron sucked? Still, there's a difference between being a fine two-way player and being a starter at C, probably the deepest position on the best hockey team in the world. This was a WTF pick then, and odds are Bergeron will not be a starter this time. Too many better guys out there.

Come and tell me he deserves to start before Stamkos, Tavares, Toews, Thornton, Staal and Getzlaf.
I agree with you. He's good but is not good enough to be on Team Canada and never was. Don't give me that crap with the chemistry he has with Crosby either.

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