Dubnyk should definitely go. But only if he plays. He needs all the extra work he can get. Same with Gagner.
Other than that, I'd prefer the rest of the guys just get rehabbed/recharged for next season, but wouldn't have a problem with Hall going over. Give him some more experience on international ice to give him a better shot at the next Olympic squad.
Canada's WC team should be able to score. Sources say Stamkos, Giroux, Hall, Eberle and Staal brothers are amongst those going.
Like I said earlier in the thread, the players and Canada management know this is one of the last chances to impress before the big show in Sochi 2014. Good to see them take the tournament more seriously as a warm-up for the Olympics.
Rumors are J.Schultz and Gagner may get invites too
That would make sense. See what teams miss the playoffs and draw from the full compliment of Canadian players available. Hall, Eberle and Dubnyk were apparently automatics for Hockey Canada, other Oilers are maybes.
Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins
Top 2 lines of
Stamkos - E. Staal - J. Staal
Hall - Grioux - Eberle
If they invite Ladd and Kane should Winnipeg miss the playoffs, I might even move the Staals down to a scoring/checking role and go with
Stamkos - Giroux - Kane
Hall - Gagner - Eberle
Ladd - E Staal - J Staal