This thread might already exist but I can't seem to find it. Anyways, with development camp coming in August in St-John, I thought maybe we could come up with our roster for the WJC. Hopefully this year, we will have a skilled team with grit so we can get back our World Champions title. No, Jordan Eberle won't be there anymore..but maybe we will find another Canadian hero. Here is the list of the invitees for the development camp.
Too lazy to look it up but can one of you smarter posters devise a list of what current NHL'ers would still be eligible to play?
I know Canada usually misses lots of teens who are in the show, but I dont think there has ever been 3 guys who missed 2 potential WJC in a row in the same year. Last year there was Stamkos, Staal the year before, and Gagner the year before that; but never 3 in 1 year
Also, this team could have a lot of 18 year olds. Pickard could be the first 18 year old goalie since Leland Irving (who never played). Gudbrandson, Gormely, Skinner, Seguin (if eligible), Johansen and Couturier should all make it. Connolly, Ross, Toffoli and Pysyk also have a great shot at the team
Last edited by leafsfuture: 07-16-2010 at 08:37 PM.
Ellis - de Hann
Gormley - Gudbranson
Desprιs - Roussel
Brayden Mcnabb or Nicolas Deslauriers
As you can all see, I left out Hall, Seguin and Cowen since I think they all have a shot at making their respective NHL team. Yes..even Cowen. Bryan Murray seems to like the kid after their development camp.
6 players from the OHL
8 players from the WHL (including Mcnabb)
6 players from the Q (including Deslauriers)
3 players from the NCAA or committed (including Sheahan)
The development camp invitees did not include Tampa Bay's Brett Connolly. But, hopefully he will stay healthy and can dominate the WHL. I would certainly put him on the team playing on the 1st or 2nd line for sure.
The roster seems really good and I think we have more grit than last year's team. We lose guys like Hall and Eberle but we still have Schenn and guys like Johansen, Connolly and Leblanc can step it up and contribute more. About Mcfarland, I think it's gonna depend on his season with the Wolves. On the other hand, I think a young Sean Couturier could bring grit and skill to the team. I really think he's gonna dominate at the camp. Do you guys think we have a chance to beat the American with this roster?(not the one I propose, but with the players invited)