post your olympic roster in 2014
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:53 AM
Perry Toews Nash
Couture Giroux Eberle
Tavares Bergeron Benn
Unless Iginla is a total mess I can't see him missing the cut he is way to consistant and has always been great for us internationally. Nash is a bit of a darkhorse for me but he plays so well in open ice that I would think he will make the team. Briere is way too good in pressure situations to not have as a 13th forward, 47 goals 103pts in 98 playoff games... Small forwards but Iginla, Perry, Nash, Couture can all lay on the body and Giroux, Toews, and Bergeron are all excellent shut down guys I don't think size is such an issue.
Girardi is a bit of a question mark but I like his tendancy to block shots and he really stepped up this last year in the post season. Subban is too skilled to leave off the roster, only Letang has more creativity and offensive ability than him IMO.
I have no idea who starts and who finishes in net for Canada, Lou gets the automatic invite and I think Price is the best of all other options. I like Ward more than Fleury and don't think Smith or Elliott are legit. Holtby could be a darkhorse but so hard to tell.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:58 PM
Richards - Toews - Nash
Eberle - Giroux - Perry
E. Stall - J. Stall - Skinner
Keith - Doughty
Letang - Weber
Murray/Hamhuis/Myers - Pietrangelo
That first line will have one major task: score. I think Crosby with Stamkos is going to be deadly, and I would also put Giroux in that line, but after the last playoffs, Tavares may be a better fit. The second line was arguably the best one in 2010, so just keep it like that, all of them are capable and should make the team. Third line is a bit of everything: Eberle knows how to score, Giroux is a fantastic playmaker, and Perry a two-way foward who has great size and skill. The fourth is a bet, since we don't know how well they will be playing in Carolina. It's just like the San Jose line in the last olympics, but I can see Bergeron, Seguin and Benn in that line as well.
Keith and Doughty were fantastic in 2010, just keep them together. Letang knows how to control the puck in the blue line and is a great offensive d-man, while Weber has one heck of a shot and is beast in the defense. Pietrangelo is a lock, the only question to me is who will be his pair. Hamhuis is ready, he will shut down guys. Murray and Myers may be ready, we don't know how good they will be since they're still developing. I bet Murray will be like Doughty, he'll be good enough after 2 seasons.
Goaltending is what it is. Price will start, and Luongo, partially because he won the gold medal, will be the back up. If anything goes wrong, Ward is capable of assuming any of those roles.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:10 PM
Duchene - Toews - Tavares
J. Staal - E. Staal - Perry
Lucic - Bergeron - Eberle
Seguin, Hall, Henrique, Getzlaf, Burrows
Weber - Pietrangelo
Subban - Seabrook
Hamhuis - Doughty
Edited by Steven Stamkos' Mullet, 08 October 2012 - 02:11 PM.
In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs
Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.
ryan kesler is going to the chicago blackhawks ... quote me on it
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:03 PM
Nash / Toews / M. Richards
Perry / Tavares / Eberle
E. Staal / Bergeron / J. Staal
ex. Nugent-Hopkins, Getzlaf, Lucic, Duchene
Keith / Doughty
Pietrangelo / Weber
Letang / Seabrook
ex. Myers, Hamhuis.
Smith / Ward.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:09 PM
Jonathan Toews - Claude Giroux - Jordan Eberle
Eric Staal - Mike Richards - Jeff Carter
Alex Burrows - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Dan Hamhuis - Shea Weber
Dion Phaneuf - Alex Pietrangelo
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:37 PM
Just my opinion though.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:40 PM
But for some reason, people feel it's always the players faults.
Edited by ChuckNORRIS4Cup, 08 October 2012 - 04:41 PM.
Trevor Linden Quote Nov. 29th 2012 [Asked if he would return to the game?]
"The game has been with me for a long time, if the right opportunity came about, you never know"
Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
Edited by GarrettFindlayHockey, 08 October 2012 - 05:47 PM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:25 PM
KANE GIROUX TAVARES
NASH TOEWS SEGUIN
HALL J.STAAL PERRY