team canada 2010


talloola
#1
Brodeur, Fleury, Luongo

Boyle, Doughty, Keith, Neidermeyer-C, Pronger, Seabrook, Weber

P. Bergeron, Crosby, Getzlaf, Heatley, Iginla, Marleau, Morrow, Nash
Perry, M. Richards, E. Staal, Thornton, Toews.

Team Canada was chosen this morning for 2010 winter olympics, I'm surprised there
was no interest on this board for this team.
They are a fine group of athletes, and should make canada proud, win or lose.
Of course canadians won't accept anything less than a gold medal, but I will
be happy to see a great tournament, and hope all play well, and the top teams
battle each other hard for that medal.

Canucks have players on the swedish team, german team, finish team, canadian team,
american team.

GO CANADA GO
 
Johnnny
#2
Brodeur is one of my new role models, since as long as i can remember he has always been great. Much respect to him
 
talloola
#3
Yes, he has earned everyone's respect, but I don't think
any of the goalies chosen would let anyone down, they
are all up to the challenge.
The starting goalie hasn't been chosen yet, we all assume
it will be brodeur, but I guess it depends how the three
of them play from here on.
 
Mowich
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

Brodeur, Fleury, Luongo

Boyle, Doughty, Keith, Neidermeyer-C, Pronger, Seabrook, Weber

P. Bergeron, Crosby, Getzlaf, Heatley, Iginla, Marleau, Morrow, Nash
Perry, M. Richards, E. Staal, Thornton, Toews.

Team Canada was chosen this morning for 2010 winter olympics, I'm surprised there
was no interest on this board for this team.
They are a fine group of athletes, and should make canada proud, win or lose.
Of course canadians won't accept anything less than a gold medal, but I will
be happy to see a great tournament, and hope all play well, and the top teams
battle each other hard for that medal.

Canucks have players on the swedish team, german team, finish team, canadian team,
american team.

GO CANADA GO

Many kudos for posting this, talloola, thank you for reminding us. I too am happy to support our Olympic teams win or lose, and hope that the games prove to be nail-biters.
 
jsiooa
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post


canucks have players on the canadian team,

8o *shocked*
 
talloola
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by jsiooa View Post

8o *shocked*


I just knew you would be lol
 
wulfie68
#7
Its a talented line up but I think a lot of fans are a little "wait and see" after the flop in the 2006 games. The gold medal in Salt Lake was a heady, exciting thing but the disappointment in Turin, with many of the names on this roster, was huge.
 
talloola
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

Its a talented line up but I think a lot of fans are a little "wait and see" after the flop in the 2006 games. The gold medal in Salt Lake was a heady, exciting thing but the disappointment in Turin, with many of the names on this roster, was huge.

no one can guarantee a gold medal, or any other medal, but
I know the team will perform better than the last, as
Gretzky made poor choices when picking players, depended
too much on the 'ole boys' when making his choices, and
didn't balance out the team, and take on some of the young
talented players.
Not enough speed and drive on that team.
 
Walter
#9
Olympics are OK but NHL is better.
 
talloola
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Olympics are OK but NHL is better.

yeah, for sure, but it's a nice 'special occasion', and
in Europe it is the 'top' tournament for them, (well, they
don't have an NHL), so that makes sense.
 
TenPenny
#11
They'll have their work cut out for them, with Miller, Thomas, and Quick on the US team.
 
talloola
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

They'll have their work cut out for them, with Miller, Thomas, and Quick on the US team.

goalies on both sides are top notch.
 
Cannuck
#13
Steve should publicly apologize to Ryan Smyth and a handful of other Canadian players for picking Eric Staal over them. I can only assume his cross continent travels "scouting" the players, was just a facade and that, for all intents and purposes, the team was picked last summer. I can overlook the disgrace of putting Niedermayer and his team worst -9 rating on this squad (simply because of his history) but Staal doesn't deserve the same slack.
 
Kreskin
#14
I was surprised to see Niedermayer on the team, let alone be introduced as captain.
 
talloola
#15
Well I hate to be disagreeable here, but I would never have
picked ryan smyth, (just like picking burrows for the team), they are similar players.
And, I picked neidermeyer long ago on the team, and for
captain as well.
I like the balance of young and veteran on this team.
Of course they could pick a second team that would be
competetive as well.
Stevie said that they debated right up to 7 in the morning
of the day they announced team, so it was not cut and
dried, and they also have a long list of players, (who
are next in line) and that list has to be sent to the doping
committee for clearance in case of changes, as injuries
could happen.
I made up my own list 4 times in the last few months, and
made changes each time.
Stevie and I aren't on a first name basis, just couldn't remember
how to spell his last name. lol
Last edited by talloola; Jan 2nd, 2010 at 01:16 AM..
 
Chev
#16
I like Ryan Smyth too, but was he not injured back in November and is just now due to return to play? To pick him for the first team would be taking chances wouldn't it?
 
talloola
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Chev View Post

I like Ryan Smyth too, but was he not injured back in November and is just now due to return to play? To pick him for the first team would be taking chances wouldn't it?

He's been back with his team for a couple of weeks now.
 
Kreskin
#18
Isn't this the same Neidermeyer who took half a year off last year?

Heatley and Thornton? These are the hard working guys?

Aside from Nash and Crosby we could make a second team that's equally competitive.
 
talloola
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Isn't this the same Neidermeyer who took half a year off last year?

Heatley and Thornton? These are the hard working guys?

Aside from Nash and Crosby we could make a second team that's equally competitive.

Yeah that's the same neidermeyer.
He's a b.c. guy, very intelligent player, will lead the
team well, not having a banner year, but neither is
anaheim, and some other teams where players were chosen.
I would never give the C to pronger, too much of a loose
canon. Neidermeyer is calm and cool and smart, and will
keep things stable, skates great, and will keep the young
guys confident and positive, and will calm them down when
things get hairy.
I love this team, one of my favourite youngs guys is toews,
plays a great to way game, mentally tough, skates great,
scores goals, is also a captain at his young age.
 
Cannuck
#20
I don't really have a problem with the team (save Staal). I just wish they picked guys based on what they are doing now and not what they have done in the past. I mean, to leave off the highest scoring D-man in the entire league (Mike Green)tells me the team was picked on historical instead of current merit. We are still a favorite for gold but we really shouldn't short ourselves this way.
 
talloola
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I don't really have a problem with the team (save Staal). I just wish they picked guys based on what they are doing now and not what they have done in the past. I mean, to leave off the highest scoring D-man in the entire league (Mike Green)tells me the team was picked on historical instead of current merit. We are still a favorite for gold but we really shouldn't short ourselves this way.

I'm sure Green is on the short list. With all of those
talented guys up front, they really don't need an offensive
defenceman, who at times does things he shouldn't do, so
the points didn't really mean the most, I think.
Last year in the playoffs, green was terrible, choked.
 
Cannuck
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

I'm sure Green is on the short list. With all of those
talented guys up front, they really don't need an offensive
defenceman, who at times does things he shouldn't do, so
the points didn't really mean the most, I think.
Last year in the playoffs, green was terrible, choked.

If the choice is between Weber who at times does things he shouldn't do and has half the points of Green who at times does things he shouldn't do, I'll take Green any day. Then again, Niedermayer and his -9 rating (currently ranked 245th among defensemen) doesn't seem to be doing the things he should be either. Green is also familiar with OV and Semin which would have been a bonus.

It's a simple fact. Based on their play this year, Green deserves to be on the team and Niedermayer does not.
 
talloola
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

If the choice is between Weber who at times does things he shouldn't do and has half the points of Green who at times does things he shouldn't do, I'll take Green any day. Then again, Niedermayer and his -9 rating (currently ranked 245th among defensemen) doesn't seem to be doing the things he should be either. Green is also familiar with OV and Semin which would have been a bonus.

It's a simple fact. Based on their play this year, Green deserves to be on the team and Niedermayer does not.

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one, and in
my opinion the two don't compare with each other, as green
is a young guy, neidermeyer is not, and they are totally
different types of defencemen, needed for different duties.
They wouldn't replace each other.
Weber is a big, strong fearless talented defenceman, who
can play, and hold his own against anyone, he is a punisher.
Seabrook was picked because he and keith play together all
the time, have great chemistry, hence picked as a team.
Seabrook isn't the greatest skater, but the two of them
together know each other like a book, and will take that
knowledge onto team canada.
chemistry has been considered for this team, as there isn't
enough time to create that aspect of a team, so if it is
allready there, great.
Doughty just turned 20 the other day, but he just couldn't
be denied, he is that good.
If Neidermeyer was playing with Ovetchkin, he would have lots of
points too, or any other good defenceman for that matter.
 
Cannuck
#24
Niedermayer's issue isn't his point production. It's his horrendous defensive play that has put him in the bottom of his team and the bottom half of the league in plus/minus. His biggest problem is the thing you are most critical in Green's game.
 
talloola
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Niedermayer's issue isn't his point production. It's his horrendous defensive play that has put him in the bottom of his team and the bottom half of the league in plus/minus. His biggest problem is the thing you are most critical in Green's game.

Maybe he is trying to do too much, as this team he's on is
so bad this year, not sure why they are playing this bad,
as they are full of good players.
I haven't watched his play much this season, so can't really
comment on your statement, I'll just take your word for
it, and I'm knowing his play for past years, including last
season, and a few games this season.
He has been so talented over the years, he is a leader, so
whatever is the problem this year it seems to me, will not
be there on the olympic team, it's not anaheim.
Maybe he, along with pronger are two players who were chosen
early on, but his play couldn't have been that bad, because
he would have been dropped by now, just like la cavallier
has been dropped.
He will be the leader in the dressingroom, will deal with
the media very well, will deal with any problems on the ice,
and will give the young players a feeling of security.
At least that's the way I see it.
All choices weren't made just from points alone, other
factors play into it. Maybe they want him with pronger,
as they played together in anaheim. the chemistry thing
again, these defencemen need to know, right from the get go
what each other are doing and thinking.
Neidermeyer is a rover, pronger stays back, they worked
that system great, when they played together.
 
Chev
#26
If Sheldon Souray had not had a concussion and been out for a long time, do you think he'd have had a chance at being picked for the team?
 
Chev
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Chev View Post

If Sheldon Souray had not had a concussion and been out for a long time, do you think he'd have had a chance at being picked for the team?

Just curious as to what you think.
 
talloola
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Chev View Post

Just curious as to what you think.

No, I don't think he had a chance.
 
Cannuck
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Chev View Post

If Sheldon Souray had not had a concussion and been out for a long time, do you think he'd have had a chance at being picked for the team?

Depends on what type of year he had up til now. I would have picked him over Niedermayer but he would have to have out-played Green and Bouwmeester and I'm not sure he would have.
 
Kreskin
#30
Where's Wellwood?!!