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Men's Winter Olympic Hockey

Postby tommythecat » Jan 7th, 2014, 9:18 am

The team is just about to be announced. They sure had tough decisions to make with all the superstar's Canada has.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 7th, 2014, 9:32 am

Team Canada 2014 Olympic Roster

Forwards
Jamie Benn
Patrice Bergeron
Jeff Carter
Sidney Crosby
Matt Duchene
Ryan Getzlaf
Chris Kunitz
Patrick Marleau
Rick Nash
Cory Perry
Patrick Sharp
John Tavares
Jonathan Toews
Steven Stamkos

Defence
Jay Bouwmeester
Drew Doughty
Dan Hamhuis
Duncan Keith
Alex Pietrangelo
PK Subban
Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Shea Weber

Goaltenders
Roberto Luongo
Carey Price
Mike Smith
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 7th, 2014, 12:34 pm

Not sure I am happy about Thornton and Neal being left off the team. I would have taken them instead of Benn and Kunitz. I know they want Crosby playing with one of his line-mates because of familiarity, but Neal is just a pure goal scorer that I would want out there with Getzlaf and Perry. That line would be unstoppable - like the old Mario Lemieux-Kevin Stevens - Rick Tocchet line from the early 1990's.

Also - is Quebec going to scream because there's only one French Canadian on the team?
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby GordonH » Jan 7th, 2014, 12:57 pm

Here are rosters of main hockeys teams (except Canada which is in pervious post)
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Goaltenders
Jimmy Howard
Ryan Miller
Jonathan Quick

Defence
John Carlson
Justin Faulk
Cam Fowler
Paul Martin
Ryan McDonagh
Brooks Orpik
Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan Suter

Forwards
David Backes
Dustin Brown
Ryan Callahan
Patrick Kane
Ryan Kesler
Phil Kessel
T.J. Oshie
Max Pacioretty
Zach Parise
Joe Pavelski
Paul Stastny
Derek Stepan
James van Riemsdyk
Blake Wheeler

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Goaltenders
Jhonas Enroth
Jonas Gustavsson
Henrik Lundqvist

Defence
Alexander Edler
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Erik Karlsson
Niklas Kronwall
Johnny Oduya
Henrik Tallinder

Forwards
Daniel Alfredsson
Nicklas Backstrom
Patrik Berglund
Jimmie Ericsson
Loui Eriksson
Johan Franzen
Carl Hagelin
Marcus Kruger
Gabriel Landeskog
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Jakob Silfverberg
Alexander Steen
Henrik Zetterberg

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Goaltenders
Sergei Bobrovsky
Semyon Varlamov
Alexander Yeryomenko

Defence
Anton Belov
Alexei Emelin
Andrei Markov
Evgeny Medvedev
Nikita Nikitin
Ilya Nikulin
Fedor Tyutin
Slava Voynov

Forwards
Artem Anisimov
Pavel Datsyuk
Denis Kokarev
Ilya Kovalchuk
Nikolai Kulemin
Evgeni Malkin
Valeri Nichushkin
Alex Ovechkin
Alexander Popov
Alexander Radulov
Sergei Soin
Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexei Tereshhenko
Viktor Tikhonov

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Goaltenders
Jakub Kovar
Ondrej Pavelec
Alexander Salak

Defence
Michal Barinka
Radko Gudas
Tomas Kaberle
Lukas Krajicek
Zbynek Michalek
Michal Rozsival
Ladislav Smid
Marek Zidlicky

Forwards
Roman Cervenka
Patrik Elias
Michael Frolik
Martin Hanzal
Ales Hemsky
Jaromir Jagr
David Krejci
Milan Michalek
Petr Nedved
Jiri Novotny
Ondrej Palat
Tomas Plekanec
Vladimir Sobotka
Jakub Voracek

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Goaltenders
Peter Budaj
Jaroslav Halak
Jan Laco

Defence
Ivan Baranka
Zdeno Chara
Dominik Granak
Martin Marincin
Andrej Meszaros
Andrej Sekera
Lubomir Visnovsky
Michal Sersen

Forwards
Milan Bartovic
Marian Gaborik
Michal Handzus
Marcel Hossa
Marian Hossa
Tomas Jurco
Tomas Kopecky
Tomas Marcinko
Michal Miklik
Peter Olvecky
Richard Panik
Tomas Surovy
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Zaborsky

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Goaltenders
Kari Lehtonen
Antti Niemi
Tuukka Rask

Defence
Juuso Hietanen
Lasse Kukkonen
Sami Lepisto
Olli Maatta
Sami Salo
Kimmo Timonen
Ossi Vaananen
Sami Vatanen

Forwards
Juhamatti Aaltonen
Aleksander Barkov
Valtteri Filppula
Mikael Granlund
Jussi Jokinen
Olli Jokinen
Mikko Koivu
Leo Komarov
Petri Kontiola
Lauri Korpikoski
Jori Lehtera
Antti Pihlstrom
Tuomo Ruutu
Teemu Selanne

Austria http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=111392
Switzerland http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=111406
Slovenia http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=111404
Latvia, Norway http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=440590
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 7th, 2014, 1:27 pm

on paper we sure look better than everyone else. But that's just on paper. Our team usually doesn't play so well away from North America.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby GordonH » Jan 7th, 2014, 1:47 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:on paper we sure look better than everyone else. But that's just on paper. Our team usually doesn't play so well away from North America.


Hopefully that changes this time out.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 7th, 2014, 1:50 pm

GordonH wrote:
Hopefully that changes this time out.


Yeah let's hope - I would hate to see another repeat of 2008 in Nagano or even worse, of their performance in Torino in 2006 - man did Team Canada stink the joint out in that one.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby tommythecat » Jan 7th, 2014, 2:05 pm

I'm not sure about Rick Nash and Jeff Carter being selected.

Nash has had great success on bigger ice, however he had a concussion this year and is not putting up is typical numbers.

James Neal should have definately made the team over either one of the above mentioned IMO.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby GordonH » Jan 7th, 2014, 3:04 pm

Since team Canada has huge talent pool deal from I suspect the choices were made on number of levels, the 2 main ones would be chemistry & leadership.
We are very fortunate to have so many to choose from, and yes there is going to those who think someone they missed or added. May or may not be right.

The proof for me is anything short of making gold medal game, will tell me a possible error was(/may have been) made in the roster. Until then I will just enjoy the games.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 7th, 2014, 3:56 pm

Now that I look at Thornton's stats from 2010, he only had one goal and one assist, while playing on a line with Dany Heatley and Patrick Marleau, his linemates at the time in San Jose. I can see why with that poor production, they probably wanted to go younger with Benn and Duchene.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 8th, 2014, 12:24 pm

I think Sweden is the team to beat. And I wouldn't count home team Russia out either - can you imagine being a goalie and seeing Malkin, Datsyuk, and Ove coming down the ice at you? :-O Canada has lots of star power, but they'll have to think team first, and get used to the big ice that the Europeans are more familiar with, if they are going to win.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby GordonH » Jan 8th, 2014, 12:40 pm

Looking back at 2010 only 1 Russian player was in ten 30 in points and that was Malkin with 6 points, Russia ending up in 6th place.

Hopefully they will play as a team this time and not bunch individuals.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby JLives » Jan 8th, 2014, 12:43 pm

I have babysat an Olympian (Shea Weber). Looks like that's as close as I will get to the Olympics.
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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby GordonH » Jan 8th, 2014, 12:52 pm

jennylives wrote:I have babysat an Olympian (Shea Weber). Looks like that's as close as I will get to the Olympics.


In 2010 he scored a goal that went right threw the netting, on review it was counted as a goal.

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Re: 2014 Men's Olympic Hockey Team

Postby Glacier » Jan 15th, 2014, 10:19 pm

jennylives wrote:I have babysat an Olympian (Shea Weber). Looks like that's as close as I will get to the Olympics.

I'm hoping to win gold in the same fashion...

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