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Would either Kessel or JVR make Team Canada if they were Canadians ?

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01-09-2014, 07:24 PM
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How can you leave Thornton off your B team? And Steen may have dual citizenship (not sure) but he's already playing for team Sweden
Steen is Canadian. And yes Joe Thornton is a horrible omission. Sorry, he definitely should be there.

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01-09-2014, 07:29 PM
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Steen is Canadian. And yes Joe Thornton is a horrible omission. Sorry, he definitely should be there.
Steen is Swedish.

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Steen is Canadian. And yes Joe Thornton is a horrible omission. Sorry, he definitely should be there.
"Steen is Canadian" is the 2014 equivalent of "Brett Hull is Canadian".

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No to both. JVR is too streaky. Kessel is to 1 dimensional AND streaky.

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St. Louis is twice the player both r and he didn't

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01-10-2014, 09:48 AM
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Steen is Swedish.
It only takes a quick google search to know that Alexander Steen was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. Is that in Sweden?

Alexander Steen is a Swedish Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
Born: March 1, 1984 (age 29), Winnipeg
Parents: Thomas Steen
Spouse: Sofie Steen (m. 20072011)
Salary: 3.567 million USD (2013)
Current team: St. Louis Blues (#20 / Left Wing)
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01-10-2014, 09:51 AM
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"Steen is Canadian" is the 2014 equivalent of "Brett Hull is Canadian".
Brett Hull IS Canadian..Whats wrong with you guys. Do you even know the criteria to become a citizen of a country. NUMBER ONE is being BORN in the nation. Brett Hull was born in Belleville Ontario.

Brett Andrew Hull is a Canadian-American former National Hockey League player and general manager, and currently an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues.
Born: August 9, 1964 (age 49), Belleville, ON
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 91 kg
Parents: Bobby Hull
Position: Winger
Spouse: Darcie Schollmeyer (m. 2006), Alison Curran (m. 1997)

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01-10-2014, 10:14 AM
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When discussing St. Louis and Kessel you are discussing completely different roles. Do you want the guy to pass it or do you want the guy that shoots it.

I think St. Louis didn't make this team because he is the guy that passes it and Canada has so so many of those guys that are much more versatile.

Kessel would have been in the discussions with Sharp, Carter and to a lesser extent Marleau. I'm not sure he would have made it. Its so hard to say since IF he was Canadian, he would also have a history with Hockey Canada that would be a huge factor that we just can't know since this is hypothetical.
St. Louis has one fewer goal than Kessel, so you can rest assured you're getting a decent offensive option, not a one trick pony.

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01-10-2014, 10:18 AM
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It only takes a quick google search to know that Alexander Steen was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. Is that in Sweden?

Alexander Steen is a Swedish Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
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He plays for the Swedish national team; for all intents and purposes, he's Swedish.

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01-10-2014, 10:36 AM
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I don't think either Kessel or JVR would make team Canada's Olympic Team. However, because of the limited player availability, both might make the World Championship team if Toronto missed the playoffs!

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He plays for the Swedish national team; for all intents and purposes, he's Swedish.
Yes, I think there is an IIHF rule, whereby, once a player plays one hockey game for a country, that's his country for life.

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01-10-2014, 12:22 PM
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He plays for the Swedish national team; for all intents and purposes, he's Swedish.
He is Canadian. His passport says so. Whats so hard to understand? So is Brett Hull. The only reason Hull played for USA is because Canada didn't want him. Just because neither player cannot crack the Canadian roster...it doesn't mean they are not Canadian. Canada respects dual citizenship, not every country does. He may be Swedish as well but it does not mean he is not Canadian. Are you kidding me?

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