Monday, February 16, 2009

Free Agency Update Pt 3 and 2010 Olympic Pix

Again not much new to report with the exception of the fact Anton McKenzie is now gone as he has signed with the BC Lions. Jamie Boreham has been kept by the Riders as he signs a new deal with the club. I'm surprised we haven't heard anything about Mo Lloyd yet. I thought Lloyd would have went somewhere before McKenzie. In fact, I think you can be perhaps a little optimistic Lloyd hasn't signed as that must mean the Riders are still in the mix somehow.

As I mentioned earlier today, Pierre McGuire will unveil his Olympic team tonight during TSN's broadcast of the Ottawa-Nashville game. I wanted to beat Pierre and get my picks out there so I can compare them later. Here ya go

Goalies--Luongo, Brodeur and Price. Luongo is probably the best goalie in the NHL right now when you stack everything up but Brodeur is still when at the top of his game the best in the world. Price gets to see what its like because he could very well be the man that Canada pins their hopes on in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Defencemen (in no particular order)--Dion Phaneuf, Chris Pronger, Mike Green. Dan Boyle, Jay Bouwmeester, Robyn Regehr and Shea Weber.

Forwards (in no particular order)--Sidney Crosby, Joe Thornton, Jarome Iginla, Ryan Getzlaf, Mike Richards, Rick Nash, Dany Heatley, Shane Doan, Vincent Lecavalier, Jeff Carter, Corey Perry and Marc Savard. (It is tough to leave Jonathan Toews off this team but I am in favour of Savard).

No matter who represents Canada, the pressure on this team to win gold on home ice will be immense. I don't envy Steve Yzerman one bit. One might argue that Canada could have a great performance in Vancouver winning golds in many different events but if the mens hockey team doesn't win gold then the games could go down as a failure to many. Nothing is a certainty and you know the competition will be one of the best we have ever seen.

Agree??? Disagree??? Let me know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Toews shouldn't be left off this roster. Recall the shoot out against the Americans at the World Juniors. That experience alone puts him above Savard.