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#31 Canuck Surfer

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hamhuis is a distinct possibility, possibly a better player than Seabrook. But the team would seriously miss Seabrook's size and I personally would select him for that reason.

Could also easily replace Staal if they want three pairings, each with a key defensive specialist rather than all the puck moving offensive guys (Doughty, Kieth, Pietrangelo, Letang)... I believe Hamhuis is better than Staal. Weber a 2 way key cog, Hamhuis and Seabrook then all provide the stay at home guy that lets us roam and play up tempo hockey with all our offensive guys?

There is certainly room for Hamhuis, even if the 7th guy!

Question; can any one put together preferred side of play for each of the candidates?

Although most people will likely disagree.

Hamhuis is a possibility.

Although a slim chance with Weber, Doughty, Pietrangelo, M. Staal, Letang, Keith and Seabrook as probable locks.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

Ok in order i think the chances r

Hamhuis
Burrows
Tanev
Kassian
Bieksa
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

Thats it.... no elite canadian forward or D = no cup

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hamhuis will be invited to camp. The guy is a steady rock solid shutdown d-man. Just look at his +/- from the past 2 seasons.

People saying Price and Fleury are the top 2 guys and Lu might be the 4th or 5th goalie is stupid. Lu is the guy to beat for team Canada 2014. If he is healthy and playing like he has been he will be on the top and Fleury and Price will have to take the job from him. Just like Luongo did from Brodeur.

Right now Lu is the guy just because he is the recent gold medal winning goalie. Unless Lu is injured or just goes down hill in the next 2 seasons, Lu will be the guy the beat.

My order would be Lu, Fleury and then Price. Absolutely do not get why Price is somehow the undisputed goalie for team Canada as if the guy has done so much. Fleury is a whole lot more proven then Price...


I disagree

Sure Lu is the recent gold medal winning goalie and he played great and he will probably make the team, but i dont think he will be as good two years down the road, he will be 35 years old! Now obviously brodeur is 40 and can still play good but when he was 38 he could not play as well as he used to and lu stole his job from him.

I think price is a strong possibility for the starting job. i agree that fleury is much more proven then price but he only played good in the playoffs, the only year he did great was 07-08. and price has exceptional stats for playing on a horrible team
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Burrows could be there in a 3rd line role, because he's still an excellent checker and can make some really smart offensive plays. I'd love to see him there, and with him showing up at the World Hockey Championship, it could happen at the Olympics. :)

Probably none of our defensemen. Hamhuis maybe if he steps it up a bit, Garrison maybe if he continues on his upward arc.. Doubtful though. Maybe if someone else is injured or doesn't want to go.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

I think Burrows would have a chance.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

Luongo seems the only one with a shot, too much competition among forwards and D.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

I don't see why Hamhuis won't get consideration. The guy was 2nd in defensemen +- last year. He's one of the best shut down D-men in the league--and put up some decent points last year as well.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

Hamhuis and Burr team Canada needs more team and people willing to play roles who are great at it.
. Crosby and Weber need guys like these to dominate the way they do.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

Thats it.... no elite canadian forward or D = no cup


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

did someone seriously mention bieksa... lol

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

Im reasonably sure there wont even be a Team Canada in Russia 2014 ...it has been an issue that the owners have disagreed with since the beginning ....if you have been paying attention to the little snipits of information that seep out of the talks , the owners want to have a lower % of player costs , this also equates to a higher % of team related revenue....the players will not agree completely so I can see them giving the owners the complete 2014 season with NO NHL olympic representation at all....I can so see this happening !

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

Hodgson.. oh wait.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Im reasonably sure there wont even be a Team Canada in Russia 2014 ...it has been an issue that the owners have disagreed with since the beginning ....if you have been paying attention to the little snipits of information that seep out of the talks , the owners want to have a lower % of player costs , this also equates to a higher % of team related revenue....the players will not agree completely so I can see them giving the owners the complete 2014 season with NO NHL olympic representation at all....I can so see this happening !


Oh man, we're gonna have some minor league representation. lol

Benning will be fired next year. Hope he enjoys screwing around for a few months. I just cant believe this. Another injured BC player. We just got rid of garrison. Seems like the canucks and linden just wanted any BC born player. Doesn't matter if hes good or not. We don't need another Linden to get us to game 7 of the Stanley cup and lose. We need someone to win us a cup.

 

5 million a year for Vrbata? 6 million for Miller? Kesler for Bonino and 24th instead of 10th pick or one of their top prospects? Garrison for scraps?

ive already lost faith in JB. Ive never EVER had this bad of a feeling about management.

 


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Hamhuis will be invited to camp. The guy is a steady rock solid shutdown d-man. Just look at his +/- from the past 2 seasons.

People saying Price and Fleury are the top 2 guys and Lu might be the 4th or 5th goalie is stupid. Lu is the guy to beat for team Canada 2014. If he is healthy and playing like he has been he will be on the top and Fleury and Price will have to take the job from him. Just like Luongo did from Brodeur.

Right now Lu is the guy just because he is the recent gold medal winning goalie. Unless Lu is injured or just goes down hill in the next 2 seasons, Lu will be the guy the beat.

My order would be Lu, Fleury and then Price. Absolutely do not get why Price is somehow the undisputed goalie for team Canada as if the guy has done so much. Fleury is a whole lot more proven then Price...


Lu has a strong chance of being the starter, but Price still has potential and room to grow. As inconsistent as Fleury can be sometimes, he's proven and experienced and will also have a good shot at the number one spot. I wouldn't automatically slot in Lu as number 1.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

Well at least the Sedins, Edler, Hansen, Schneider and maybe the whole AMEX line will make the olympics. A lot can happen in 2 seasons though, Kassian could easily breakout with a couple of good off-seasons with Roberts.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

did someone seriously mention bieksa... lol


Right because forming one of the top defence pairings in the league and scoring 44 points to boot is so terrible.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:36 PM

I disagree

Sure Lu is the recent gold medal winning goalie and he played great and he will probably make the team, but i dont think he will be as good two years down the road, he will be 35 years old! Now obviously brodeur is 40 and can still play good but when he was 38 he could not play as well as he used to and lu stole his job from him.

I think price is a strong possibility for the starting job. i agree that fleury is much more proven then price but he only played good in the playoffs, the only year he did great was 07-08. and price has exceptional stats for playing on a horrible team


IF continues to play well the next few seasons he will be the guy to beat in the camp. It's not going to be like Price is named the starter and the rest of the goalies are going to battle to take it from him. LU will be the guy to beat in camp. Not saying Lu is going to be the starter no matter what. He still will have to battle for it, by playing well. IF he doesn't then he won't start.

But I just don't get how Price is already determined the starting goalie 2 years early as if the guy has done so much. The goalies will have to fight for it. I really just don't understand the hype for Price. But I do think if LU is playing well he will start and play the games untill he has an off game. The Team Canada Management team won't slap him in the face by not bringing him to camp.

They will be stupid to not give the previous olympic gold medal winning goalie a chance and a look to see what he has got.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:36 PM

Right because forming one of the top defence pairings in the league and scoring 44 points to boot is so terrible.


Yes but he's nowhere near Weber, Doughty, Letang, Pietrangelo, Keith....

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

Luongo? he's the only sure bet assuming he doesn't fall off the face of the planet by then.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:17 AM

Thats it.... no elite canadian forward or D = no cup


Lol I agree. Mg needs to sign getslaf or perry next year. We need some high end cnd talent..
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hamhuis. Camp Invite. With the potential injuries to Canada's defensemen, its certainly a possibility.



Burrows: Very remote chance. If they're looking specifically for an elite 2-way player/role player....he may have an outside chance.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

At the moment most likely will be Luongo, obviously in 2014 he won't be here. A lot can happen in 2 years though. I mean 2 years ago, who would have thought that Luongo would be on his way out and Schnieder would become our starter. I never doubted his ability but thought Schnieder would have been the one traded not Luongo.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

As an American, do you know just how excited I am to watch Kesler and Schneider play for Team USA??
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

My order would be Lu, Fleury and then Price. Absolutely do not get why Price is somehow the undisputed goalie for team Canada as if the guy has done so much. Fleury is a whole lot more proven then Price...


Price will be considered among the top 5 candidates, hes still young, and showing signs of greatness. (Still has tons of potential imo)
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

does anyone else realize that it is about 95% done that the NHL player will not be competeing in the olympics and the ovi said he is planning on sitting out a year of the nhl so he can play for russia. but good for you guys on keeping up on all the news...

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

IF continues to play well the next few seasons he will be the guy to beat in the camp.  It's not going to be like Price is named the starter and the rest of the goalies are going to battle to take it from him.  LU will be the guy to beat in camp.  Not saying Lu is going to be the starter no matter what.  He still will have to battle for it, by playing well.  IF he doesn't then he won't start.

But I just don't get how Price is already determined the starting goalie 2 years early as if the guy has done so much.  The goalies will have to fight for it.  I really just don't understand the hype for Price.  But I do think if LU is playing well he will start and play the games untill he has an off game.  The Team Canada Management team won't slap him in the face by not bringing him to camp.  

They will be stupid to not give the previous olympic gold medal winning goalie a chance and a look to see what he has got.


I agree that price isnt going to be given the starting job but i think they will all have a fair shot and it matters how they play but i dont think luongo will be the guy to beat, it will be whoever plays best
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

Burr, Hammer, and Bieksa could all get consideration, though unlikely they make the final team.
And if we still have Luongo by then (again unlikely) he would most certainly be given a look.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

Ok guys price won't show up and Stevie says "ok here ya go ur the starter", I think he'll become the starter out of camp.




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