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12-19-2013, 09:13 AM
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Scott Laughton named Team Canada captain for WJHC

Title says it all,

Scott Laughton named Team captain as per TSN:

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=439378

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12-19-2013, 09:16 AM
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Title says it all,

Scott Laughton named Team captain as per TSN:

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=439378
Great news. This is going to be the best tournament to watch prospect wise in a while.

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Now we just need Stolarz to overtake Gillies in net for Team USA.

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I'm glad he got another year playing for London. It seems to have worked out pretty well for him.

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It's pretty impressive given the names on that squad.

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12-19-2013, 09:32 AM
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I'm actually not all that in love with him being named Captain. I mean don't get me wrong, it's a great honor and a testament to his leadership, but it's a lot of pressure on a guy who's only making his first appearance at the WJC. It will be a real sink or swim scenario.

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12-19-2013, 09:34 AM
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That is awesome news. Just out of curiosity, who were the last couple captains? I imagine being the Canadian team, he is in very good company.

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12-19-2013, 09:37 AM
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Came here to post this.

I am excited for Boxing day to see a game on TV. HUGE up here in Canada. Tradition.

edit: To those that may question or aren't keen on it. He is a BORN leader.

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That is awesome news. Just out of curiosity, who were the last couple captains? I imagine being the Canadian team, he is in very good company.
Off the top of my head I know Richards was the one year & I'm pretty sure Brayden Schenn was during his last year of eligibility, I could be wrong on the last one though.

RNH was it last year iirc.

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Off the top of my head I know Richards was the one year & I'm pretty sure Brayden Schenn was during his last year of eligibility, I could be wrong on the last one though.

RNH was it last year iirc.
Mixed bag. Scroll down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._team_captains

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Off the top of my head I know Richards was the one year & I'm pretty sure Brayden Schenn was during his last year of eligibility, I could be wrong on the last one though.

RNH was it last year iirc.
2000 Manny Malhotra
2001 Steve McCarthy
2002 Jarret Stoll
2003 Scottie Upshall
2004 Dan Paille
2005 Mike Richards
2006 Kyle Chipchura
2007 Kristopher Letang
2008 Karl Alzner
2009 Thomas Hickey
2010 Patrice Cormier
2011 Ryan Ellis
2012 Jaden Schwartz
2013 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

2000 Czech Republic Russia Canada
2001 Czech Republic Finland Canada
2002 Russia (11) Canada Finland
2003 Russia (12) Canada Finland
2004 United States Canada Finland
2005 Canada Russia Czech Republic
2006 Canada (12) Russia Finland
2007 Canada (13) Russia United States
2008 Canada (14) Sweden Russia
2009 Canada (15) Sweden Russia
2010 United States (2)Canada Sweden
2011 Russia (13) Canada United States
2012 Sweden (2) Russia Canada
2013 United States (3)Sweden Russia


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Yeah I didn't feel too confident in Schenn, he was up there in all time scoring in this tournament though.

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2000 Manny Malhotra
2001 Steve McCarthy
2002 Jarret Stoll
2003 Scottie Upshall
2004 Dan Paille
2005 Mike Richards
2006 Kyle Chipchura
2007 Kristopher Letang
2008 Karl Alzner
2009 Thomas Hickey
2010 Patrice Cormier
2011 Ryan Ellis
2012 Jaden Schwartz
2013 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
While not as super-star-studded as I had thought, that is still an impressive list. Pretty much everyone on that list is an impact NHL regular.

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Love it. As for the pressure on Laughton's shoulders, these are the types of situations that he absolutely thrives in. I expect him to have a monster tournament. He might not be the leading scorer on the club, but I certainly expect him to be Team Canada's most important forward.

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Now we just need Stolarz to overtake Gillies in net for Team USA.
It's possible. Don Lucia has already said that he's having an open tryout and that Gillies isn't a lock to be the starter.

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This is great news. Seems he's been a leader virtually everywhere he has played.

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Wow. Never knew Coburn was captain of the U18 team.

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12-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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Go Laughton! Go Team Canada!
We got this.

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Wow. Never knew Coburn was captain of the U18 team.

He was a pretty highly regarded prospect during his junior years, I mean he was taken 8th overall his draft year.

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Go Laughton! Go Team Canada!
We got this.
First part yes, second part no, third part no.

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Wow. Very exciting news, happy for Laughton!

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First part yes, second part no, third part no.
This, nice for Laughton but I hope he loses. Silver would be fine I suppose as long as USA has the gold.

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Hopefully Canada loses due to bad goaltender performance, because I can't root against Laughton.

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Good for Laughton.

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I am getting more and more excited about this kid. Flyers picked a good one

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