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#1 DEV1LDR1VER

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

Wondering if they will jump over to the World Championship now since their season is done. Looks like USA will be advancing. I believe all three are targeted for Team USA for the Olympics.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:24 PM

I would assume so, at least Parise and Martin I don't know if Langs would want to put any pressure on that knee.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

I would hope not
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, his knee. Being ready for game 6 and 7 does not equal knee is 100% good to go. I don't know how many days post season is needed to finish up team commitments. I don't know how far into the tournament USA will be.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:19 AM

:noclue: I'm still not sure how Parise, Martin, & Langenbrunner all seem to make the 2010 Olympics in everyone's mind... and Gio doesn't. Jamie's 69 point season gets him in, but Gio's 60 doesn't?! Brian Gionta will be on Team USA next year in Vancouver, you can count on that. He plays gritty, and he hustles more than Kesler, Ryan, & Drury. (all of whom will make the team aswell) If it's production people site, as far as the US players... Gio had an outstanding season this year. Only Parise, Kane, Langs, & Blake finished with more points than Gio, in the entire league! Moreover, the US Hockey committee will undoubtably remember his 90 point season with Gomez, and will try to emulate that as best as possible.

-EDIT: Hell, don't even be surprised if Clemmensen get's a 3rd string nod, depending on if DP isn't healthy in time for the tournament.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:31 AM

:noclue: I'm still not sure how Parise, Martin, & Langenbrunner all seem to make the 2010 Olympics in everyone's mind... and Gio doesn't. Jamie's 69 point season gets him in, but Gio's 60 doesn't?! Brian Gionta will be on Team USA next year in Vancouver, you can count on that. He plays gritty, and he hustles more than Kesler, Ryan, & Drury. (all of whom will make the team aswell) If it's production people site, as far as the US players... Gio had an outstanding season this year. Only Parise, Kane, Langs, & Blake finished with more points than Gio, in the entire league! Moreover, the US Hockey committee will undoubtably remember his 90 point season with Gomez, and will try to emulate that as best as possible.

-EDIT: Hell, don't even be surprised if Clemmensen get's a 3rd string nod, depending on if DP isn't healthy in time for the tournament.



Gio should be on the team. sadly, not convinced he will be tho...
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:51 AM

Langs and Gio are borderline

I really like Tim Connally from Buffalo though I hope he makes it
Knuble may get a shot too
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:28 AM

Think Erik Johnson on the Blues has a shot? I think he'd be a good young boost on defense, a replacement for Chelios. Who do you think will be captain this year?
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:05 AM

Drury will probably be captain.

As far as Parise/Martin joining team USA. I don't think they will because they're probably so mentally exhausted that they want to rest.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:57 AM

I know Oduya will play for Sweden ;)
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

Team USA looks to have a full team, but Zajac has grabbed team Canada's last spot.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

Pavelski is joining team USA, so there is only a spot for one more skater now.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:55 PM

NONE of them will be joining the USA team in Switzerland. Parise almost made the USA team but there was no room.

Do not get why Elias is going to play if he is "suppose" to be hurt? He certainly didn't show show up in the first round vs. Carolina after Game 1.

Also Salvador had a sprain in his MCL in his left knee like Weekes, but Salvador won't need surgery.


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Defenseman Bryce Salvador admitted he had an MCL sprain in his left knee. Like Kevin Weekes, who also had an MCL sprain,He will not require surgery.

As I posted earlier, Patrik Elias (Czech Republic), Travis Zajac (Canada) and Johnny Oduya (Sweden) were the only Devils headed to joing their respective national teams at the World Championships in Switzerland.


The U.S. had a full roster and was unable to add Zach Parise or any of the American-born Devils.

"They called and said they already have a full roster, so they didn't need my services," said Parise, who was the NHL's leading American-born goal scorer with 45 this season. "I was looking forward to going over there. I always like going over there. I have a few budies on the team, so I was hoping to, but not this year, I guess."


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:15 PM

Parise and Martin are locks for the Olympic team. Good opportunity for the US to see what they got in guys like T.J. Oshie, David Backes, Drew Stafford, Chris Higgins and Joe Pavelski up front, and Zach Bogosian, Jack Johnson, Keith Ballard and Ryan Suter on defense.
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