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04-13-2009, 05:33 PM
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Odd that these guys aren't on the team:
Ribeiro
Horton
Souray
McCabe
Jovanovski
Rivet
Hannan
Turco

But still a fairly good team.
Riberio could be injured, Horton is blacklisted by Team Canada, Souray turned down due to family, McCabe isn't good, Jovo is probably a bit injured, Rivet isn't all that good, Hannan isn't all that good, Turco had a **** year at best and its better to go with goalies with confidence.

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Riberio could be injured, Horton is blacklisted by Team Canada, Souray turned down due to family, McCabe isn't good, Jovo is probably a bit injured, Rivet isn't all that good, Hannan isn't all that good, Turco had a **** year at best and its better to go with goalies with confidence.


JW why is Horton blacklisted by team Canada?

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04-13-2009, 05:46 PM
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Add Ryan Shannon to Team USA:

http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15...ts&Itemid=1326

Surprising additions to the US forwards list so far. Makes me think some of the guys the should be locks aren't going for various reasons: Statsny (injury), Brown (injury), Booth (contract), etc.

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Craig Anderson has declined a Team USA offer.

David Booth is still undecided due to possible injury with him not having a contract but said he'll decide this week (mentioned his goal is the 2010 Olympics). I'm guessing his decision will hinge on what Brian Burke tells him regarding the 2010 Olympics.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns

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JW why is Horton blacklisted by team Canada?
He snubbed Team Canada a few years back and they were pretty mad about it.

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Add Ryan Shannon to Team USA:

http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15...ts&Itemid=1326

Surprising additions to the US forwards list so far. Makes me think some of the guys the should be locks aren't going for various reasons: Statsny (injury), Brown (injury), Booth (contract), etc.
Agreed. Don't ge me wrong, Shannon is a capable offensive player, but he wouldn't be on my (initial) radar for putting together the U.S. squad.

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Craig Anderson has declined a Team USA offer.

David Booth is still undecided due to possible injury with him not having a contract but said he'll decide this week (mentioned his goal is the 2010 Olympics). I'm guessing his decision will hinge on what Brian Burke tells him regarding the 2010 Olympics.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns
I hope one of the "little things" Anderson talks about is the possibility Ryan Miller goes and gets most of the starts.

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Agreed. Don't ge me wrong, Shannon is a capable offensive player, but he wouldn't be on my (initial) radar for putting together the U.S. squad.
He wasn't on mine either. He reminds me of Ryan Callahan, and will be fine on the WC squad on the 4th line, but I'm hoping he was considered because of injuries/declines rather than because he has a legitimate shot at the Olympic Team (which is what we were led to believe the WC team roster would heavily influence).

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I hope one of the "little things" Anderson talks about is the possibility Ryan Miller goes and gets most of the starts.
Same here. My initial thinking was that he was told that Ryan Miller and Jon Quick will be 1-2 and will get the bulk of the work, if not all of it. Best case scenario was him being the #3 anyway if our brass has their way, so it's not worth it for him as a FA to go to this tournament, play maybe one game or some relief periods against the weak teams, and possibly risk injury or poor play. Only downsides to that. Having one good game/period(s) wouldn't help his FA negotiations any, but having bad ones would.

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He wasn't on mine either. He reminds me of Ryan Callahan, and will be fine on the WC squad on the 4th line, but I'm hoping he was considered because of injuries/declines rather than because he has a legitimate shot at the Olympic Team (which is what we were led to believe the WC team roster would heavily influence).
I'm starting to believe that might not be the case. I think Burke and co pretty much has the Olympic roster set.

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I'm starting to believe that might not be the case. I think Burke and co pretty much has the Olympic roster set.
I agree with you there. They know who they want and have their "core" set, and that only a few spots up front and on the back-end will be up for grabs for guys to take a hold of, such as a Bogosian, Johnson, Mueller, etc. really establishing themselves to start the next season.

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Per the Sabres radio station, Miller and Connolly will not play play for Team USA. Drew Stafford will play and Pominville may play depending on an undisclosed injury.

http://http://wgr550.com/The-Sabres-leave-for-the-summer-/4195129

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Per the Sabres radio station, Miller and Connolly will not play play for Team USA. Drew Stafford will play and Pominville may play depending on an undisclosed injury.

http://http://wgr550.com/The-Sabres-leave-for-the-summer-/4195129
That hurts the US big-time. It's understandable for Miller and he's a lock for the Olympic Team anyway.

I understand Connolly's decision and I'd guess the Sabres asked him not to play.

If Pominville doesn't play, I don't see him making the Olympic Team. He's not in our Top 6 and there are better bottom 6 options.

If Jonathan Quick doesn't suit up for the US, we're screwed.

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That hurts the US big-time. It's understandable for Miller and he's a lock for the Olympic Team anyway.

I understand Connolly's decision and I'd guess the Sabres asked him not to play.

If Pominville doesn't play, I don't see him making the Olympic Team. He's not in our Top 6 and there are better bottom 6 options.

If Jonathan Quick doesn't suit up for the US, we're screwed.

I do know that Connolly has been nursing some sort of upper-body injury. He's been playing through it for the past week or two but wasn't taking any faceoffs at all. That could be the reason. And Miller's ankle is still probably a little weak.

I wonder if Gaustad will go?

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I do know that Connolly has been nursing some sort of upper-body injury. He's been playing through it for the past week or two but wasn't taking any faceoffs at all. That could be the reason. And Miller's ankle is still probably a little weak.

I wonder if Gaustad will go?
I sort of expected Connolly wouldn't play. The Sabres, after paying him handsomely, probably didn't want him to play in both the WC and Olympics.

He should be a lock for the Olympic team if healthy, so hopefully Brian Burke and co. don't hold this against him.

I'd expect Gaustad to go, especially if he wants on the Olympic team. Last week, Ron Wilson said he'd be on the WC team so we'll see.

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Its pretty obvious Canada went with a youth movement this year with Stamkos, Neal, Schenn and Doughty. I cant remember having that many NHL rookies on a squad.

And who the **** is Joel Kwiatkowski?

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Its pretty obvious Canada went with a youth movement this year with Stamkos, Neal, Schenn and Doughty. I cant remember having that many NHL rookies on a squad.

And who the **** is Joel Kwiatkowski?
We always add some players that have been playing in Europe.

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So since Miller and Anderson aren't going does this make Jon Quick the starter? If so he has a great opportunity to impress if he plays well.

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So since Miller and Anderson aren't going does this make Jon Quick the starter? If so he has a great opportunity to impress if he plays well.
Yes, if he accepts (he'd be crazy not to), and if the Bruins advance past the first round so Thomas isn't available.

IMO he was ahead of Anderson on the depth chart anyway for the World Championships and the Olympics. Quick had a great year and looks to be a bright light in the future of USA goaltending.

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anyone know when the US will officially announce the full roster(or most of it)?

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who else is out there for the USA in goal?

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anyone know when the US will officially announce the full roster(or most of it)?
Probably later this week they'll announce the majority of it (the names are usually leaked earlier though).

It would have probably been earlier but with some many players declining, I'm sure Burke/Wilson are having to do some repositioning here.

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who else is out there for the USA in goal?
Jon Quick should be the starter and get all the work if he accepts.

Mike McKenna is also available from Tampa Bay.

The rest of the US goaltenders either declined (Miller & Anderson) or are in the playoffs (Thomas, Conklin, Johnson, Clemmensen, Boucher).

Hopefully you'll see Quick accept and then maybe some of the elite Americans in the AHL get some experience if available. See Cory Schneider, Al Montoya, John Curry, etc.

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Notables confirmed to not be playing:

Maxim Afinogenov (not invited)
Nikolai Kulemin (injured)
Daniil Markov (not invited)
Alexei Yashin (not invited)
Thats a shame Yashin is an experianced vet who never failed to answear the call for the NT when bunch of Russian players were being prima donna's in the 90's, he deserves a a role on this team.

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Thats a shame Yashin is an experianced vet who never failed to answear the call for the NT when bunch of Russian players were being prima donna's in the 90's, he deserves a a role on this team.
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