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10-19-2005, 09:00 PM
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Lindros - Team Canada?

He has fufilled Sundins shoes more than expected so far. Looks like he has gotten his game back in shape. If he keeps playing like this for the rest of the year, should he be on team Canada?

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10-19-2005, 09:06 PM
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No, they have Thornton and Bertuzzi.

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Since final roster cuts are decided by a fight to the death, Lindros > Thornton

Anyways, Bertuzzi is a winger

If Lindros can keep up the pace he's been at so far, he should at least be given strong consideration, although there are certainly a lot of centres to choose from

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Lindros is too slow and we have too much depth to invite a non-clutch player like Lindros.

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I have a feeling this is going to turn into a Pro Toronto, and anti-Toronto thread. My reasoning for him not making the team are as follows

sakic
lemieux
lecavalier
richards
thornton

My same reasons for Spezza not making it.

The wings are equally as strong up and down.

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he's a long shot,but he can play himself on,i don't think he will however.

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Since final roster cuts are decided by a fight to the death, Lindros > Thornton

You crazy, one flick to the forehead and Lindros is comatose.

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i don't think so

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You crazy, one flick to the forehead and Lindros is comatose.
Apparently one Lindros punch will crush Joe Thornton's face bone though...It would be a comedy of errors for sure

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Apparently one Lindros punch will crush Joe Thornton's face bone though...It would be a comedy of errors for sure
Comedy of errors indeed.


Spezza should make if he continues this pace. At least he's fast.

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10-19-2005, 09:15 PM
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You crazy, one flick to the forehead and Lindros is comatose.
He's been told that he should not play anymore, but he keeps forgetting.

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I have a feeling this is going to turn into a Pro Toronto, and anti-Toronto thread. My reasoning for him not making the team are as follows

sakic
lemieux
lecavalier
richards
thornton

My same reasons for Spezza not making it.

The wings are equally as strong up and down.
I think left wing would probably be the easiest position to play your way onto for this team.

As far as left wingers go, I think Nash and Gagne are the only complete locks that I can think of at the moment (and Gagne plays both wings does he not? he could very well be on Nash's line with Thornton). Tanguay, Kariya, Smyth are all good players, but I wouldn't lock any of them in at the moment

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Spezza should make if he continues this pace. At least he's fast.
Speed isn't typically thought of as one of Spezza's stringest attributes, he's improved but I wouldn't think of Spezza as any more then an average skater.
I would say Lindros is a better skater then Spezza IMO.

With that said, I don't think either will make it onto Team Canada, too many proven Elite players down the middle to justify taking a risk on either relative to the typical options we've seen in recent years on the national stage.

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Lindros is too slow and we have too much depth to invite a non-clutch player like Lindros.

Lindros is too slow? Honestly...you've never watch Lindros have you? Hes not Federov buts hes nowhere near slow.

And Non-clutch player? Try again

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I think left wing would probably be the easiest position to play your way onto for this team.

As far as left wingers go, I think Nash and Gagne are the only complete locks that I can think of at the moment (and Gagne plays both wings does he not? he could very well be on Nash's line with Thornton). Tanguay, Kariya, Smyth are all good players, but I wouldn't lock any of them in at the moment
I tend to agree but with players maybe being moved around, I think LW will be a little harder. Although as pointed out, there are 5 natural LWers who are all very talented. If we went with 4 out those 5 I don't think you can complain.

Still, there are 5 elite centers -Sakic, Lemieux, Richards, Thornton, Lecavalier who should get a spot. (And Yzerman might get consideration for 4th line LW.) Yzerman I could understand leaving out if he doesn't perform, but of those 5 centers, it's very hard to justify leaving one out.

At RW there seems to be less debate because there are 4 guys (imo) who are above the rest. Bertuzzi, Iginla, Heatley, St. Louis. Barring injuries, RW is most likely set.

Regardless of how it shapes out, we will be icing 4 elite lines and it should be great to watch.

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You crazy, one flick to the forehead and Lindros is comatose.
Lindros broke Thornton's jaw in a fight last season I believe.

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10-19-2005, 11:26 PM
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Lindros broke Thornton's jaw in a fight last season I believe.
I thought it was his cheek bone?

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I thought it was his cheek bone?
I have no idea. Something was broken, it belonged to Thornton, and Lindros did it.

It might have been his heart... ...poor Joe...how could Eric leave him like that?

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I have no idea. Something was broken, it belonged to Thornton, and Lindros did it.

It might have been his heart... ...poor Joe...how could Eric leave him like that?
Joe started it.

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There was a thread on this exact topic not one day ago.

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I am a Sens fan (look at my user name) but I don;t think Lindiros will play in te Olympics even if he carries on his great play and neither will Spezza.

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I am a Sens fan (look at my user name) but I don;t think Lindiros will play in te Olympics even if he carries on his great play and neither will Spezza.
True.

It's not that they aren't good enough for international competition, but rather the Canadian team is just too deep at centre (actually, it's deep at every position). Some posters above have already mentioned 4-5 centres who belong on the team no matter what.

Personally, as a Leafs fan I'd prefer if he'd take the time off during the Olympics to rest, relax, and recuperate.

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This is a good example like from the other board, when someone tried to tell me Dipietro was better than Fleury because he is on the USA team and Fleury isn't on CAnada's.

Canada could have at least 3 more National teams, and they would all be competitive. It's becuase of our depth. SO many guys deserve to be there, but even if you're great, only the downright outstanding make it on Canada's team.

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This is a good example like from the other board, when someone tried to tell me Dipietro was better than Fleury because he is on the USA team and Fleury isn't on CAnada's.

Canada could have at least 3 more National teams, and they would all be competitive. It's becuase of our depth. SO many guys deserve to be there, but even if you're great, only the downright outstanding make it on Canada's team.
DiPietro IS better than Fleury, that's why he's in the NHL

Fleury wouldn't make team USA at this point in his career

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Fleury isn't in the NHL right now because Pittsburgh doesn't want to pay him.


And that thread was for 2 years down the road.

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