Showing posts with label Team Canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Team Canada. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Team Canada 2014 Olympic Roster

Centres Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks a...
Centres Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks face-off during a game on December 16, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forwards

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Jeff Cater, L.A. Kings
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins – Ferris State
Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
Rich Nash, New York Rangers
Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Sharp, Tampa Bay Lightning – Vermont Catamounts
John Travares, New York Islanders
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks – North Dakota

Defenseman

Jay Bouwmeester, St Louis Blues
Drew Doughty, L.A. Kings
Dan Hamhuis, Vancouver Canucks
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks – Michigan State University
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Goaltenders

Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes

Snubs from Team Canada – Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks, Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes, Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers, Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks - Miami University
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Team Canda: Matt Dumba "will not" be disciplined further for kneeing Karlsson

Team Canada got some good news today. Their defenseman Matt Dumba "will not" be suspended for kneeing Sweden's Erik Karlsson. Dumba is the only member of team Canada that is currently an NHL player.  
TSN.CA -- Hockey Canada was informed by the International Ice Hockey Federation on Monday that defenceman Mathew Dumba will not be disciplined further for kneeing forward Erik Karlsson during Team Canada's 3-0 loss to Sweden in a pre-tournament game for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Dumba was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the incident.

Any suspension would have been a blow to Canada's defence, which already has Griffin Reinhart serving a three-game suspension once the World Junior tournament begins on Boxing Day.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Team Canada Jersey's


Apparently, these are the team Canada Olympic jersey's. They've been leaked today. I must admit, that I am not a fan of these at all.
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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Toews sporting Canada's Olympic Jersey



I don't know about you, but Canada's Olympic jersey is, well, unimpressive.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Canada's 2013-14 National Men's Team Orientation Camp Roster

Former Fighting Sioux forward Jonathan Toews  has made the team Canada Orientation Camp Roster. Also, three Boston Bruins Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have made the roster as well. Team Canada's camp will be on 25-28 August, 2013. 

Goaltenders
L/G
6'2"
208
12/31/84
Montreal, Que.
L/G
6'2"
203
09/16/89
Lloydminster, Sask.
Washington Capitals (NHL)
*#Roberto Luongo
L/G
6'3"
217
04/04/79
Montreal, Que.
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Carey Price
L/G
6'3"
209
08/16/87
Anahim Lake, B.C.
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Mike Smith
L/G
6'4"
215
03/22/82
Kingston, Ont.
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Defense
Karl Alzner
L/G
6'3"
217
09/24/88
Burnaby, B.C.
Washington Capitals (NHL)
#Jay Bouwmeester
L/G
6'4"
212
09/27/83
Edmonton, Alta.
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
*Dan Boyle
R/D
5'11"
190
07/12/76
Ottawa, Ont.
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
*Drew Doughty
R/D
6'1"
208
12/08/89
London, Ont.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Mike Green
R/D
6'1"
207
10/12/85
Calgary, Alta.
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Dan Hamhuis
L/G
6'1"
209
12/13/82
Smithers, B.C.
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Travis Hamonic
R/D
6'1"
206
08/16/90
St. Malo, Man.
New York Islanders (NHL)
*Duncan Keith
L/G
6'1"
200
07/16/83
Penticton, B.C.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Kristopher Letang
R/D
6'0"
201
04/24/87
Ste-Julie, Que.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Marc Methot
L/G
6'3"
231
06/21/85
Ottawa, Ont.
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Dion Phaneuf
L/G
6'3"
214
04/10/85
Edmonton, Alta.
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Alex Pietrangelo
R/D
6'3"
201
01/18/90
King City, Ont.
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
*Brent Seabrook
R/D
6'3"
221
04/20/85
Tsawwassen, B.C.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Marc Staal
L/G
6'4"
207
01/13/87
Thunder Bay, Ont.
New York Rangers (NHL)
PK Subban
R/D
6'0"
216
05/13/89
Toronto, Ont.
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Marc-Édouard Vlasic
L/G
6'1"
205
03/30/87
Montreal, Que.
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
*Shea Weber
R/D
6'4"
233
08/14/85
Sicamous, B.C.
Nashville Predators (NHL)
Forwards
*Patrice Bergeron
R/D
6'2"
194
07/24/85
Sillery, Que.
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Jeff Carter
R/D
6'4"
210
01/01/85
London, Ont.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Logan Couture
L/G
6'1"
200
03/28/89
London, Ont.
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
*Sidney Crosby
L/G
5'11"
200
08/07/87
Cole Harbour, N.S.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Matt Duchene
L/G
5'11"
200
01/16/91
Haliburton, Ont.
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Jordan Eberle
R/D
5'10"
184
05/15/90
Regina, Sask.
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
*Ryan Getzlaf
R/D
6'4"
221
05/10/85
Regina, Sask.
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Claude Giroux
R/D
5'11"
172
01/12/88
Ottawa, Ont.
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Taylor Hall
L/G
6'1"
194
11/14/91
Kingston, Ont.
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Chris Kunitz
L/G
6'0"
193
09/26/79
Regina, Sask.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Andrew Ladd
L/G
6'2"
205
12/12/85
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Milan Lucic
L/G
6'4"
220
06/07/88
Vancouver, B.C.
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Brad Marchand
L/G
5'9"
183
05/11/88
Hammonds Plains, N.S.
Boston Bruins (NHL)
*#Rick Nash
L/G
6'4"
213
06/16/84
Brampton, Ont.
New York Rangers (NHL)
James Neal
L/G
6'2"
208
09/03/87
Whitby, Ont.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
*Corey Perry
R/D
6'3"
210
05/16/85
Peterborough, Ont.
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
*Michael Richards
L/G
5'11"
200
02/11/85
Kenora, Ont.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Patrick Sharp
R/D
6'1"
199
12/27/81
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
*#Eric Staal
L/G
6'4"
205
10/29/84
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Jordan Staal
L/G
6'4"
220
09/10/88
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
#Martin St. Louis
R/D
5'9"
185
06/18/75
Laval, Que.
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Steven Stamkos
R/D
6'0"
190
02/07/90
Unionville, Ont.
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
John Tavares
L/G
6'0"
199
09/20/90
Oakville, Ont.
New York Islanders (NHL)
*#Joe Thornton
L/G
6'4"
225
07/02/79
St. Thomas, Ont.
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
*Jonathan Toews
L/G
6'2"
210
04/29/88
Winnipeg, Man.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Why Canada’s world junior loss to U.S. should not come as a shock

Here is a good read that I found in the National Post, a major newspaper from Canada. I would have to say that contrary to public belief, the Canadians aren’t going to win a WJC every year. It’s just not possible. I also don’t think that it’s realistic to expect them to win a medal every year either. There are good hockey players all-over the world. The USA has closed the gap between us and the Canadians. Both countries develop good hockey players. That’s a fact.
Cam Cole, National Post --- So Canada’s under-20 national team won’t be playing for the gold medal, after getting clocked 5-1 by the United States Thursday at the world junior championship in Ufa, Russia.

So this means … what? A colossal failure? Cause for a royal commission? A closing of the borders so that those dastardly foreigners — all two of them, per team — can’t play in our major junior leagues, take spots away from our own kids, and then turn around and use what they’ve learned here to beat us over there?

Or is it simply one more chapter in the ongoing story of a sport that now belongs to the elite players of a half-dozen or more nations, not just one or two. To Americans and Swedes, to Russians and Canadians, to Finns and Swiss and Czechs.
This is also a fact that makes me very happy.
Nearly one in four NHLers is an American. And the NHL footprint has greatly increased the number of states that now produce elite junior players.
I have been reading some of the pundits break down the Canadians 4th place finish and you would think that with their line-up that the Canadians had, this would have been their year. But as we know, talent doesn’t always equal victory.

While it’s easy to bag on the Canadians for them not winning the gold. I believe that the Canadians play the game the right way. You don’t see the Canadians flailing all-over ice diving like a bunch of ballerinas. I am pointing my finger at a few of the European teams.

Lastly, going forward in the future, if the USA can’t win the gold, I would much rather see the team wearing Maple Leaf standing at their blue ling singing their national anthem than the Russians or the Swedes any day.
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