Forecast of Team Canada 2004 Line-up

To start off the rumors about who will be on the Team Canada, let me tell you a few needed facts. Each team needs to have 23 players (20 skaters, and 3 goalies), and each team must also have atleast 3 players under 22 on their roster. I’m guessing there will be 12 forwards, and 7 defensemen.The players will be in no particular order, with that let me break down who I think will be on the team:

Forwards:

Owan Nolan- Partially because the thing Quinn has for signing people onto his team that played in the Olympics.

Jarome Iginla- He is doing great this year, and if he continues his play, he will be a shoe-in.

Paul Kariya- A speedy winger, very skilled, not having a great year, but a great career overall.

Mike Peca- A great defensive forward, not a point scorer but will come back to help.

Jason Spezza- (Player under 22)- A bright player who will blossom into a star one day very soon.

Joe Sakic- He’s scores, passes, he’s fast and patient, what more could a coach want?

Steve Yzerman- I think he’ll be on the team just to cap off his incredible career.

Brendan Shanahan- A big, strong leader who is not afraid of hitting a guy.

Simon Gagne- A good offensive player who will bring some youth in.

Ryan Smyth- – A good player who is a proven scorer and will help Canada out a lot.

Joe Nieuwendyk- A very good player, and will be there because Quinn likes him, he is a very good player also.

What the hay, Matt Stajan- (under 22 rule) Someone young is got to be there. He’s very good.

Defencemen-

Rob Blake- A great defender, who is surely going to think about the defence before offense.

Chris Pronger- A big frame, will surely push around some Europeans. (Don Cherry, hilarious!)

Adam Foote- A stay-at-home defenseman to make sure the goalie is not all by himself.

Scott Niedermayer- Similar to Foote’s playing style, and will be up sometimes too.

Ed Jovanovski- A burly guy who will push around his weight. Will also make the outlet pass.

Sheldon Souray- A good player who is making his mark with the Canadiens.

Carlo Colaiacovo- (under 22 rule)- He’s a good player and will make some good plays and be there to try and win.

Goalies-

1. Martin Brodeur- The best active goalie, solid like a ROCK. Surely win Canada a medal.

2. Ed Belfour- Pretty old, but has 424 wins to his advantage.

3. Roberto Luongo- A rising Canadian star who faces 40 shots a game, pretty young too.

This is just my opinion, this is no way sort or form the line-up, Let me hear what you guys think and who should be in and who should be out. I’ll try to respond to as many as I can


160 Responses to Forecast of Team Canada 2004 Line-up

  1. tricolore says:

    Wake up because you’re dreaming. Either that or you must be a leaf fan. How old are you anyway?

  2. TC_4 says:

    Not knocking the article, but did I not write this one a week ago, while no other articles were getting posted, and not get posted??? At least I knew there were 26 roster spots and not 23, but whatever. Am I wining/bitter? Damn rights I am! I knew it would get a huge response.

  3. habs_punk says:

    oh man, you are hilarious. your mind seems to be, for some reason, set on gay sex. every insult you come up with has something to do with gay sex. this either means you cant come up with legit arguments that actually have anything to do with HOCKEY, or you are completely obsessed with other guys.

    as for the french comment, no, i am not french, i live in southwestern ontario, and even if i was french, what would that have to do with anything?

  4. habs_punk says:

    oh man, you are hilarious. your mind seems to be, for some reason, set on gay sex. every insult you come up with has something to do with gay sex. this either means you cant come up with legit arguments that actually have anything to do with HOCKEY, or you are completely obsessed with other guys.

    as for the french comment, no, i am not french, i live in southwestern ontario, and even if i was french, what would that have to do with anything?

  5. habs_punk says:

    oh man, you are hilarious. your mind seems to be, for some reason, set on gay sex. every insult you come up with has something to do with gay sex. this either means you cant come up with legit arguments that actually have anything to do with HOCKEY, or you are completely obsessed with other guys.

    as for the french comment, no, i am not french, i live in southwestern ontario, and even if i was french, what would that have to do with anything?

  6. habs_punk says:

    well, its hard to judge souray over the past few years based on the number of games he has played, this is what hes doing with his wrist back at 100% and getting regular playing time.

    mccabe hasnt put up numbers like this before now, no one outside of TO talked about him as a potential team Canada player.

  7. Lint07 says:

    read your PM’s, TC.

  8. mojo19 says:

    Stajan and Carlo NO!

    Eddie should be there though. That is legitimate.

  9. Wills says:

    When did I say they suck? You just prove your the jerk trying to put words into my mouth. If you don’t realize the difference between 7 mintues and 11 minutes then you are really a moron.

  10. nocuphere says:

    Holy fuck dude. Shut up. The argument had nothing to do with you, but you seem to follow my comments around. I was never talking to you. I commented on this guys original comment.

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