Who would you pick for Team Canada?
Thu, February 12, 2009

With only a year to go before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Steve Yzerman and his management group are already busily scouting players for the roster.

Everyone has an opinion about who Yzerman should name to the team next winter. Here's your chance to pick your own version of Team Canada that will hit the ice in Vancouver next winter.

Who would be your pick to start in net for Team Canada? Which defencemen would you take to anchor the blueline? Which forwards do you think are a lock to play in Vancouver next February?

We'll limit the roster to 21 players -- 12 forwards, six defencemen and three goaltenders -- and we'll give you some help by providing the names of 40 Canadian players who should be given serious consideration.

Forwards

Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh); Joe Thornton (San Jose); Jarome Iginla (Calgary); Vincent Lecavalier (Tampa Bay); Rich Nash (Columbus); Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim); Jeff Carter (Philadelphia); Mike Richards (Philadelphia); Dany Heatley (Ottawa); Shane Doan (Phoenix); Patrick Marleau (San Jose); Marc Savard (Boston); Simon Gagne (Philadelphia); Jonathan Toews (Chicago); Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay); Eric Staal (Carolina); Ryan Smyth (Colorado); Jason Spezza (Ottawa); Milan Lucic (Boston); Corey Perry (Anaheim); Todd Bertuzzi (Calgary); Brendan Morrow (Dallas); Mike Cammalleri (Calgary).

Defencemen

Dion Phaneuf (Calgary); Chris Pronger (Anaheim); Jay Bouwmeester (Florida); Dan Boyle (San Jose); Shea Weber (Nashville); Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim); Mike Green (Washington); Brian Campbell (Chicago); Robyn Regehr (Calgary); Brent Burns (Minnesota); Sheldon Souray (Edmonton).

Goaltenders

Roberto Luongo (Vancouver); Marty Turco (Dallas); Steve Mason (Columbus); Martin Brodeur (New Jersey); Carey Price (Montreal); Cam Ward (Carolina).

Here's your chance to have your say. Tell us who you think should go for gold in Vancouver.



Name:  
E-mail:
Comment:

 
This comment is FULLY MODERATED.

YOU SAID
24 Comments

Sidney Crosby, Joe Thorton, Jarome Iginla, Vincent Lavavalier, Rick Nash, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Ryan Getzlaf, Mark Savard, Eric Staal, Shane Doan, Jonathan Toews.

Jay Bouwmeester, Shea Weber, Mike Green, Dion Phaneuf, Chris Pronger, Sheldon Souray, Duncan Keith.

Roberto Luongo, Martin Brodeur and Steve Mason.

This team will definetly need speed to keep up with a strong Russian Squad and I think the PP will be key, so lots of weapons on the back end. I believe that Duncan Keith is my sleeper pick and has to be considered. Playing 25mins per night and being a +31 plus/minus just can't be ignored.

I picked Mason over Price, because I believe Price has played himself off the team with his subpar efforts as of late. Mason seems to be the real deal and has been stellar keeping Columbus in the race. We need a young goalie to be introduced for our future.
Ray Pitre, 2009-02-18 14:51:23

Forwards

Sidney Crosby,Joe thornton,Jarome Iginla,Vincent Lacavalier,Martin St louis,Dany Heatley,Rich Nash,Jeff carter, mike richards, Ryan Getzlaf, Shane doan , Mark Savard

Defence

Dion Phaneuf, Sheldon Souray,Jay bouwmeester,Shea Weber, Mike Green, Brian Campbell

Goalies

Roberto Luango, Martin Brodeur
eric waugh, 2009-02-18 12:40:28

Bertuzzi in there??? weird choice.

anyway, here's my list

FORWARDS

Gagne-Crosby-Iginla

Nash-Getzlaf-Heatley

Lecavalier-Savard-Carter

Marleau-Thornton-M. Richards

Doan

DEFENCE (8, as usually happens in olympics)

Niedermayer-Green

Bouwmeester-Boyle

Weber-Regehr

Campbell-Duncan Keith(the guy deserves it)

GOALIES

Brodeur

Luongo

one of the young guys depending on who's hot in December: Carey Price or Steve Mason


B Smithy, 2009-02-18 12:00:35

My team would be a little top-heavy with centres but it's impossible to NOT take these guys.

Forwards -- Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh); Joe Thornton (San Jose); Jarome Iginla (Calgary); Vincent Lecavalier (Tampa Bay); Rich Nash (Columbus); Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim); Jeff Carter (Philadelphia); Mike Richards (Philadelphia); Shane Doan (Phoenix); Patrick Marleau (San Jose); Marc Savard (Boston); Simon Gagne (Philadelphia)

Defence -- Dion Phaneuf (Calgary); Jay Bouwmeester (Florida); Shea Weber (Nashville); Mike Green (Washington); Robyn Regehr (Calgary)

Goalies -- Roberto Luongo (Vancouver); Steve Mason (Columbus); Martin Brodeur (New Jersey)
SuperDave, 2009-02-18 11:45:36

Forwards:

Crosby,Iginla,Lecavalier,Nash,Savard,Toews,St. Louis,Cammalleri,Thorton,Richards,Marlesu,Getzlaf

D-Fence

Phaneuf,Bouwmeester,Boyle,Souray,Neidermayer,Campbell

Net

Luongo,Brodeur,Mason
Jerry, 2009-02-18 11:17:51

Forwards:

Crosby Thornton Iginlia Gagne Richards Nash Toews Doan Perry Cammalleri Heatley Lecavalier

Defence:

Campbell Pronger Phaneuf Regehr Bouwmeester Niedermayer

Goal:

Broduer Luongo Price
Rick, 2009-02-18 09:48:16

Forwards:

Crosby, Iginla, Nash

Heatley, Lecavalier, gagne

St-Louis, Carter, Getzlaf

Doan, Marleau, Morrow

D:

Ohaneuf, Pronger

Bouwmeester, Boyle

Weber,Green

Goalies:

Luongo, Brodeur, Ward
R Deschambault, 2009-02-18 03:33:51

Forwards: Crosby, J. Thornton, Iginla, Lecavalier, Getzlaf, Carter, Nash, Savard, St. Louis, Gagne, Cammalleri,M. Richards

Defense: Weber, Burns,Phaneuf,Boyle,Bouwmeester,Green,Pronger

Goalies:

Brodeur, Luongo, J.S. Giguere
Joey MacIsaac, 2009-02-16 15:38:36

Iginla,Crosby,Cammalleri

Nash,Thornton,Carter

Heatley,Savard,Lecavalier Doan,Richards,Lucic

Pronger,Boyle

Weber,Phaneuf

Green,Bouwmeester

Luongo,Brodeur,Mason


Simc, 2009-02-16 03:18:59

FORWARDS

Crosby, Thornton, Lecavlier, Nash, Heatley, Marleau, Getzlaf, Savard, Smyth, Iginla, Spezza, Morrow

DEFENCE

Phaneuf, Neidermayer, Boyle, Pronger, Green, Souray

GOALIES

Brodeur, Luongo, Turco
johnny, 2009-02-15 21:57:45

<< Previous 1 2 3 Next >>