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12-31-2003, 01:04 PM
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Spengler Cup

How does Canada pick the team that they send to the spengler cup?
Is it only european league players on the team?

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Im not exactly sure how they pick the whole team, but its not just european league players

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I think it's sorta like the World Championships, but more of a mix of AHLers and other minor leaguers and those who play in the European leagues. Basically it's whoever is available and wants to go.

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I think it's sorta like the World Championships, but more of a mix of AHLers and other minor leaguers and those who play in the European leagues. Basically it's whoever is available and wants to go.
And that's how you get a game where Hoglund dominates and scores 2 goals to lead Sweden over Canada (or so I've heard...). I guess that tells you something about the importance of the tournament.

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And that's how you get a game where Hoglund dominates and scores 2 goals to lead Sweden over Canada (or so I've heard...). I guess that tells you something about the importance of the tournament.
Sweden...? Hey, Davos is a swiss team. :p

The Spengler Cup is a lot more important for Switzerland than it is for Canada.
http://www.spenglercup.ch/index.cfm?lang=2

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I think that the tournament is for any teams that wish to join from around the world, which would explain why Hoglund plays for Davos. From what I understancd, Canada likes to put a national team together for this and takes minor leaguers who are willing to participate.

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I thought it was the league champions from some of the European countries (Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Sweden) and a Canadian team made up of people playing in those four leagues, plus a few AHLers???

Either way, if you look at the rosters, you will see that there are LOTS of former NHLers playing, and not just for Canada.

EDIT: Correction: It looks like it is the league champion from Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Finland. The Swedes aren't welcome I guess. :p

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I love the soccer style fans this tournament brings out. The banners and scarves and singing, it all makes for a great atmosphere. A refreshing change of tune from the library sessions (except when the PA tells the fans to cheer..ugh) that NHL games have turned into.

I like how they segregate the two team's fans. It encourages noise.

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The Spenglercup is just for fun!

They invite the best teams in Europe for a tourney in Davos! Since 77years!

The most players from Canada play hockey in Switzerland like Heward, Bohonos etc....

But no Goalies play in Switzerland so they picked two from the AHL to complete the team. Also defenders,... example: Popovic.

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The Spenglercup is just for fun!

They invite the best teams in Europe for a tourney in Davos! Since 77years!

The most players from Canada play hockey in Switzerland like Heward, Bohonos etc....

But no Goalies play in Switzerland so they picked two from the AHL to complete the team. Also defenders,... example: Popovic.
So they round out the team with willing AHLers where they couldn't fit in Canadian players playing in Europe?

Who decides who gets invited???

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I thought it was the league champions from some of the European countries (Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Sweden) and a Canadian team made up of people playing in those four leagues, plus a few AHLers???

Either way, if you look at the rosters, you will see that there are LOTS of former NHLers playing, and not just for Canada.

EDIT: Correction: It looks like it is the league champion from Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Finland. The Swedes aren't welcome I guess. :p
They tourney is historic and every year are only 5 teams involved.
Always Canada Select
and EHC DAVOS
cause it's always in Davos.

and many players from Canada say that the athomsphare in Switzerland is better than in the NHL. Because it's much noisier!

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So they round out the team with willing AHLers where they couldn't fit in Canadian players playing in Europe?

Who decides who gets invited???
Yeah willing players. Peca and Brathwite played already for Canada Select.

The Management from EHC DAVOS

without the Spenglercup the team couldn't exist. They earn more than 2 Mio Dollars. Ticket sale, TV, promotion... etc.

Davos is a Ski-Holiday place.

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Who decides who gets invited???
* How teams get invited:
Usually it's the HC Davos, Team Canada, 1 german team, 1 scandinavian team and 1 eastern european team. The Spengler Cup management decides which ones specifically.

* How the players for Team Canada get invited:
That's up to the management of Team Canada.

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Wasn't Comrie going to play for Team Canada if he wasn't on an NHL by this time?

What does the Spengler cup look like and what does the championship ring look like?


What would happen if a canadian played for Davos or one of the other elite teams? Who would he play for?

Does anyone have a picture of the jerseys that canada wears?


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Wasn't Comrie going to play for Team Canada if he wasn't on an NHL by this time?
don't know, but they talked about Joseph, if he would have stayed in the farm team to invent him.

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What does the Spengler cup look like and what does the championship ring look like?


What would happen if a canadian played for Davos or one of the other elite teams? Who would he play for?

Does anyone have a picture of the jerseys that canada wears?
http://www.hockeycanada.ca/e/index.html (features)

Nothing, Todd Elik and Eric Landry played for Davos.
Glenn Metropolit for Turku and some other for Krefeld

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I love the soccer style fans this tournament brings out. The banners and scarves and singing, it all makes for a great atmosphere. A refreshing change of tune from the library sessions (except when the PA tells the fans to cheer..ugh) that NHL games have turned into.

I like how they segregate the two team's fans. It encourages noise.

To my knowledge most European games are played with fans creating more of an atmosphere than you'll ever get in the nhl, certainly in Switzerland and Germany anyway. But then, this is the European way - you don't really even get anything similar in the NFL do you?

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Nothing, Todd Elik and Eric Landry played for Davos.
Glenn Metropolit for Turku and some other for Krefeld
Metropolit plays for Helsinki Jokerit not TPS from Turku.

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Its nothing but a NHL reject tournament. I had no interest watching it.

Was it on TV?? what network carried it?

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Was it on TV?? what network carried it?
Sportsnet was carrying Canada's games...

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I got a chance to go to a game back in the early 90's and it was good hockey and loud in that arena back then.

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I believe the Rochester Americans had a team in the tournament a few years ago. I'm not sure how they got around their AHL schedule obligations. It would be cool to see another minor league team from NA to go over again.

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We have probably the Lock-out next season!
So I think it could be possible that NHL-Stars will play for Canada-Select next year in Davos.

That's my dream!!!

Saku and Teemu will play for a Finish team! (TPS or Jokerit)
Kovalchuk, Yashin for a Jaroslawl or something.....

The Spenglercup would be "the Event" of the year!

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Its nothing but a NHL reject tournament. I had no interest watching it.
These guys went overseas and played entertaining hockey, puked their guts up before, during and after the championship game and won the gold for the country. No interest? That was pure hockey. It wasn't hockey for endorsements or hockey for personal achievement. It was hockey for your country.

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