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FreddyFoyle
12-16-2009, 11:48 AM
Over at TSN.ca they have the latest cuts from Team Canada for the World Juniors http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=302528 and the final roster http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=13609

Harvard's Louis Leblanc and UMD's Dylan Olsen were part of the final cuts this morning. This means the Team Canada roster will have no NCAA players this year.

BoomGoestheDynamite
12-16-2009, 12:00 PM
Mon Dieu, only 3 or 4 francophones! Somebody write a book!

After the way Canadian fans behaved towards the US team in Ottawa last year, I hope we can end their streak at 6.

Red Cloud
12-16-2009, 12:46 PM
And on top of that, Patrick Wiercoch got screwed out of an invite in the first place.

Let's show those MJ pansies who's boss.

RockTheWhit
12-16-2009, 01:40 PM
I was also surprised that Wiercioch didn't even get a camp invite, but I assume Hockey Canada didn't want to deal with injury concerns especially given the number of skilled d-men available to them. Scott Glennie was also cut after he suffered a mild concussion during the camp. Either way, that looks like a pretty stacked roster and the Americans will have their hands full on New Years Eve.

Hokydad
12-16-2009, 01:44 PM
I was also surprised that Wiercioch didn't even get a camp invite, but I assume Hockey Canada didn't want to deal with injury concerns especially given the number of skilled d-men available to them. Scott Glennie was also cut after he suffered a mild concussion during the camp. Either way, that looks like a pretty stacked roster and the Americans will have their hands full on New Years Eve.


Was a little surprised Nicholas Deschamps from the Q was not there. 2nd rd draft pick, good stats and played very well on Canadas last team

du78
12-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Wiercioch did get a camp invite and did go to Regina. The Team Canada medical staff wouldn't clear him after he got there and he got cut. The irony is that the DU medical staff and the TC medical staff were in constant contact about Patrick's injury for several weeks. Both staffs agreed on what the injury was and TC didn't pull their invitation. Patrick played close to 30 minutes against UMD the night before without any issues. Seemed to be an easy way to whittle down the roster by TC.

RockTheWhit
12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
I'm pretty excited to see the Windsor line of Hall, Henrique and Nemisz. Have read and heard a lot about those guys and I look forward to being able to actually see them in action. Hopefully they are kept together for this tournament.
Also, how lucky is Brayden Schenn? He gets to play in the WJC in his hometown of Saskatoon, then five months later his Brandon Wheat Kings will host the Memorial Cup. Not many guys get a chance to play in both events, but he gets to play in his home town and then for the Memorial host team.

FreddyFoyle
12-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Btw, last night Team Canada played a CIS team made up 10 players from the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and 10 from the Regina Cougars ... and lost 4-2!

Now a couple of provisos. Team Canada rested 8 or so players who already made the team, and they used the game to evaluate the roster for the final cuts. They also provided the three goalies who rotated though both sets of nets. The laugher was that the Canadian Press wire story called it a "CIS all-star team" while more properly it was a "CIS in the province of Saskatchewan all-star team ..." Team Canada outshot the CIS players, but their own goaltenders protected the CIS lead.

However, for fans of the CIS game (if there are many here) or university hockey in general, UofS is not even ranked in the Top 10 this year (but would be if the team wasn't underperforming) and Regina is a weak sister in last place in the Canada West conference.

So take the best parts of two CIS teams, older and more experienced (but a bit out of condition as they haven't played since the end of November due to exams) and they push the younger, more skilled "Golden Boys" all over the ice ...

The TSN game story is here: http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=302492

Hokydad
12-16-2009, 03:11 PM
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However, for fans of the CIS game (if there are many here) or university hockey in general, UofS is not even ranked in the Top 10 this year (but would be if the team wasn't underperforming) and Regina is a weak sister in last place in the Canada West conference.

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"but would be if the team wasn't underperforming"

great logic there.....

FreddyFoyle
12-16-2009, 05:18 PM
"but would be if the team wasn't underperforming"

great logic there.....

Well, almost every season UofS is a Top 10, if not Top 5, team in the CIS, but this year they seem to be having trouble digesting all of their recruits, and got off to a very slow start. They have a ton of talent on the team, and historically have been the only team to push, and sometime beat, Alberta for the Canada West conference championship.

So in other words, Saskatchewan it traditionally a very strong team (if a bit prone to take untimely penalties ...)

SteveP
12-16-2009, 10:49 PM
The roster has been set, and the entire lineup (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/12/16/sp-canada-worldjr-roster.html?ref=rss) is from the junior ranks.

HarleyMC
12-16-2009, 11:04 PM
And on top of that, Patrick Wiercoch got screwed out of an invite in the first place.

Let's show those MJ pansies who's boss.

Olsen (UMD)/cut, Wiercoch (DU)/screwed, Leblanc (Harvard)/cut = no college players on Team Canada. Blame the Canadian Idiots.

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DaTruthinDaluth
12-17-2009, 12:06 PM
I think that Canadian Major Junior Hockey just slapped US College Hockey in the face once again with the Leblanc and Olsen cuts... not to mention the debacle with the Weircoch kid smacking of Canadian Junior Hockey administrators don't want to acknowledge that Tier II or Canadian College players are as talented as Major Junior players which promotes the US College market more than they would like.

5mn_Major
12-17-2009, 12:17 PM
I think that Canadian Major Junior Hockey just slapped US College Hockey in the face once again with the Leblanc and Olsen cuts... not to mention the debacle with the Weircoch kid smacking of Canadian Junior Hockey administrators don't want to acknowledge that Tier II or Canadian College players are as talented as Major Junior players which promotes the US College market more than they would like.

and/or is sending kids a message. 'You've got a headwind if you leave for the college and want to play for team canada.'

DaTruthinDaluth
12-17-2009, 12:27 PM
and/or is sending kids a message. 'You've got a headwind if you leave for the college and want to play for team canada.'

You're right, but when is the new College Hockey Czar going to start shooting back?

dggoddard
12-17-2009, 12:31 PM
You're right, but when is the new College Hockey Czar going to start shooting back?I'd say he's off to a very good start.

http://thepipelineshow.blogspot.com/2009/12/paul-kellychl-teams-are-paying-players.html

5mn_Major
12-17-2009, 12:40 PM
You're right, but when is the new College Hockey Czar going to start shooting back?

...as soon as he can find some bullets.

MaizeRage
12-17-2009, 12:42 PM
I'm pretty skeptical Leblanc and Olsen would have made it regardless of where they were playing. If they don't make it next year, maybe you could say something is fishy, but I don't think it's really out of line that they didn't make it this year.

Hokydad
12-17-2009, 12:47 PM
I'm pretty skeptical Leblanc and Olsen would have made it regardless of where they were playing. If they don't make it next year, maybe you could say something is fishy, but I don't think it's really out of line that they didn't make it this year.

Exactly right. You can add PW to that list. Team Canada would take the best if they thought it would give them a .0005% better chance of winning.

All things being exactly equal, they might lean towards a kid playing 70+/- games vs 30.

They didnt make it because they were not good enough. An honor to be part of the process but they didnt make it because the players ahead of them were better and or are performing better

DaTruthinDaluth
12-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Exactly right. You can add PW to that list. Team Canada would take the best if they thought it would give them a .0005% better chance of winning.

All things being exactly equal, they might lean towards a kid playing 70+/- games vs 30.

They didnt make it because they were not good enough. An honor to be part of the process but they didnt make it because the players ahead of them were better and or are performing better

In theory.. that may be partially correct... but still, there is a nasty smell coming from Canadian Junior Hockey and I still think there is another agenda in the mix. Just my take