Ed Jovanovski out of the Olympics.

Ed Jovanovski will not par take in the Olympics, because he will undergo a lower abdominal surgical procedure on Wednesday in Philadelphia and will be lost to the Vancouver Canucks for at least six weeks. Which means who will fill his spot?

Bryan McCabe is the likely choice that they would use..but who do you think should take his spot?

127 Responses to Ed Jovanovski out of the Olympics.

  1. jarcpitre says:

    actually, he is the plus minus leader at a +5, and since being with the leafs he’s a +68.

  2. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    sorry but blake has national experience and is likely to be paired with foote and when they were on colorado and on national ice they were rarely scored against blake does the offense and foote does more defense. thats why macabe would do offense and pronger would do more defense.

  3. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    phaneuf this year surprised me. i seriously thought one day he could be considered one of the best d man ever to play the game. he has played alot better then many rookie defensemen in the past 10 years. i also did not think he would get many points with his defensive ability but he has surprised me there to. if i had to pick phaneuf would be there easily he can go on the powerplay or give you that strong defensive presence.

  4. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    hes also right.

  5. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    no i clearly remember you hoping that.

    on a side note i took him in the 24th round of my fantasy pool 😀

  6. jarcpitre says:

    I thought this article was about Team Canada Defenceman. The only ones ever mentioned so far for the Norris are Redden, Visnovsky, and McCabe. The brass won’t go back on picking McCabe. On the other hand I do like Phaneuf, but he is young and playing for one of the top defensive teams. You honestly put any defenceman on Calgary or Ottawa or even Philly and they will have great numbers. I’m a Leafs fan, and I must admit before the season started, I would have picked a lot of D before McCabe, but you have to go with the hot hand. Look at baseball, a lot of teams would die for Sosa before, now nobody wants to sign him.

  7. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    Sorry but Pronger, Phaneuf, Rheger, Jovonovski, Ohlund, Smith, Pitkonen, Boyle, Hannan

    Blake, Niedermayer, Norstrom, Hatcher and Brewer aren’t having a better season then McCabe.

    ok lets look at the careers then shall we? sorry but the only defensemen there i would not want is brewer because he has gone no where since he left edmonton.

    You guys are just jealous leaf haters. I will be the first one to say something bad about the Leafs. I have thrown bias views out of the window on this. I’m just going with pure hockey knowledge unlike the rest of you guys.

    jealous of the leafs ok please elaborate on this statement. what is there to be jealous about the leafs?

    now for everyone else’s statement i will prove each one

    “Anybody but the defensively challenged McCabe.”

    Sorry but i live in a household of leaf fans and they even admit McCabe is having a good year offensively but is showing why he rarely gets invited to team canada.

    “The only reason that McCabe is +5 is because of Kaberle saving his ass every game, without him NcCabe would be -15. If you read my post you will see that I did say Hannan started out slowly (thus his poor +-)”

    Kaberle does save his ass quite a bit because kaberle knows how to play defense.

    “Mccabe is one of the worst defensive defensemen in the league. “

    ok now who would be worse?

    “Mccabe will be a defensive liability on that team, and gretzky was forced to take him because of the Toronto media, and the fact hesput up like 30 PP points.”

    This one is pointless gretzky took him because he can get points thats it. he is likely to play with pronger cause pronger can play Defense

    “wow, i wouldnt want to see that pairing in a million years. you have to put pronger with mccabe, because hes not playin against kids n e more, hes playin against the worst best, and he will get schooled.”

    Yes he needs a more defensive defensemen because i hear leaf fans saying mccabe is one of the worst defensively they have seen. as long as he with pronger he may do ok

    “as long as macabe is with someone who knows what the word defense means, let alone knows how to play defense.”

    I said this and this whole board probably agrees with me.

  8. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    ok good there is a god in this world. Thank you

  9. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    sorry but blake is experienced and proven mccabe is not.

  10. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    hes right quinn probably pushed hard for him and its likely gretzky wanted hannan or phaneuf but gave quinn his wish.

  11. jpmac says:

    I am not saying that he is a rotten player, I am saying that a player like Phaneuf or Hannan would be better…also I agree there is a reason that McCabe is there..look who is coaching the team.

  12. jpmac says:

    it was a typo you dumbass

  13. muckies says:

    you are both ut of your minds, who do you guys think is in net, Patrick???? Thats Lalime for Ottawa and Roy for Montreal and I could see it.

    I grew up a Habs fan before the Sens came to ottawa. I’ve been waiting for them to Play in The playoffs.

    But if Montreal drops out, I hope they trade saku to Ottawa, he’s de *****in’ man.

  14. paul_dc10 says:

    kkkk, ummm i know im not a leafs fan, infact i hate them, but i like mccabe. but i bet iff hannan or bouwmister were a leaf you wouldnt be talking, its not the player its the uniform

  15. habs_punk says:

    Actually you might want to check your stats again. When I posted that, Wellwood was +6 and McCabe was +5, now Wellwood is +6 and McCabe is +4. So no, McCabe is not the plus/minus leader on Toronto. But even if he was, it’s absolutely asinine to believe that he would be leading the Sens in plus/minus if he was on that team.

  16. habs_punk says:

    It’s great isn’t it? I picked him up in the 8th round of an 18 round draft. If Brodeur had have panned out, I would have had a killer one two punch in goal. Brodeur and Hasek, wow. Unfortunately now I’m stuck with Kolzig as a backup, and possibly having to trade one of my key forwards or defense to pick up a solid goalie.

  17. nova_scotia123 says:

    Does anyone recall McCabes stats from when he was playing on the larger ice in Sweden during the lockout? He was so bad, he was a healthy scratch, inturn causing him to go home. Maybe he wasn’t in shape but I think he is just a defensive liability and when you play on a larger ice, the defensive zone gets bigger and he gets lost alot easier.

    Sure he is having a good season this year. Yes he has a great shot, yes he is good on the powerplay. But to go to the Olympics, you need to play more than just powerplay time. I think his game is suited more for the NHL than an Olympic games.

    I am sure we will be able to see this when he goes. Unfortuanetly I think he will be there if healthy. Personally, I hope his groin gets torn so bad he can not play for Canada. There are so many more replacements which would be better than him. Hannan, Pheniuf, Boyle to name a few.

  18. thatleafsguy says:

    yeah belfour joseph, what a typo i can see how you can make a simple mistake there………………………

  19. thatleafsguy says:

    lmao doing offense and doing defense, are you hooked on phonics? Blake is pushing 40 if he is not already there…..his stats this year do NOT warrant him being on the team, in fact McCabe is having a better year than atleast 5 of those d men.

  20. thatleafsguy says:

    he is is he? what international experience does dion phaneuf have at the age of 20? 1 or 2 world junior tournaments? in that aspect he is just like bryan mccabe……there is no way kids should be playing on the canadian national olympic team no matter how you slice it there are other players ahead of them…..4 years from now phaneuf is a lock but right now hes still a punk kid in his rookie season of the NHL, he can wait his turn….like crosby, like staal, like spezza…..everyones time comes and right now is not their time……this can be good for Bryan McCabe he could potentially come home a gold medal champion and have a taste of what its like to be a winner and a champion…..who knows what this could kick off for him……Congratulations Bryan McCabe you earned it and go out there and make Canada proud.

  21. thatleafsguy says:

    BTW this is not a discussion on who would you rather have Phaneuf or McCabe….this is a discussion on who is right for team canada right now…..and right now its mccabe hes a vet and he earned his spot, now i’m not saying mccabe is better than pahneuf in fact phaneuf will probably turn out to be a better defenseman in his career than bryan mccabe but right now mccabe is better and is a vet not a rookie and he earned the spot and no matter what you say there are politics involved in everything, team canada is a carrot that is dangled in every players face and you have to play your self on the team and thats what mccabe has done………there will be plenty of time for phaneuf to shine on team canada

  22. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    37 or 38 now if im not mistaken. and over the last month and a half his numbers have gone up. he has shown he has offensive ability and some defensive ability left, trust me i have watched almost all of the december and january games. Incase you have forgotten offense does not win games defense wins games aswell.

  23. thatleafsguy says:

    if you clearly remember that then you’re clearly full of shit, cuz i do not operate like that…

  24. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    ok that i guess i agree but even if he is pretty much outplaying everyone he deserves atleast a look. his defensive ability i cant say anything about cause its tops for rookies. offensive ability is pretty darn good to. but calling him a punk kid???? maybe spezza for what he did against the leafs in the second or 3rd game of the series (remember him doing something that had my dad screaming) crosby for the stupid penalties he takes. but staal and phaneuf are from from “punk kids”

  25. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    i can have 3 goalies dressed at all times and man let me tell you i win the goalie categories every time.






  26. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    ironically i dont think any leaf fans recall that. hah and yet people say he is better then blake.

    on a side not i believe it is spelled Phaneuf. sorry i love the way that kid plays so i had to correct.

  27. nova_scotia123 says:

    no problem

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