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  • Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

    Over at TSN.ca they have the latest cuts from Team Canada for the World Juniors http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=302528 and the final roster http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=13609

    Harvard's Louis Leblanc and UMD's Dylan Olsen were part of the final cuts this morning. This means the Team Canada roster will have no NCAA players this year.
    "The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action." -- Herbert Spencer

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    Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

    Mon Dieu, only 3 or 4 francophones! Somebody write a book!

    After the way Canadian fans behaved towards the US team in Ottawa last year, I hope we can end their streak at 6.

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    • #3
      Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

      And on top of that, Patrick Wiercoch got screwed out of an invite in the first place.

      Let's show those MJ pansies who's boss.
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      • #4
        Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

        I was also surprised that Wiercioch didn't even get a camp invite, but I assume Hockey Canada didn't want to deal with injury concerns especially given the number of skilled d-men available to them. Scott Glennie was also cut after he suffered a mild concussion during the camp. Either way, that looks like a pretty stacked roster and the Americans will have their hands full on New Years Eve.
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        • #5
          Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

          Originally posted by RockTheWhit View Post
          I was also surprised that Wiercioch didn't even get a camp invite, but I assume Hockey Canada didn't want to deal with injury concerns especially given the number of skilled d-men available to them. Scott Glennie was also cut after he suffered a mild concussion during the camp. Either way, that looks like a pretty stacked roster and the Americans will have their hands full on New Years Eve.

          Was a little surprised Nicholas Deschamps from the Q was not there. 2nd rd draft pick, good stats and played very well on Canadas last team

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            Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

            Wiercioch did get a camp invite and did go to Regina. The Team Canada medical staff wouldn't clear him after he got there and he got cut. The irony is that the DU medical staff and the TC medical staff were in constant contact about Patrick's injury for several weeks. Both staffs agreed on what the injury was and TC didn't pull their invitation. Patrick played close to 30 minutes against UMD the night before without any issues. Seemed to be an easy way to whittle down the roster by TC.
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            • #7
              Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

              I'm pretty excited to see the Windsor line of Hall, Henrique and Nemisz. Have read and heard a lot about those guys and I look forward to being able to actually see them in action. Hopefully they are kept together for this tournament.
              Also, how lucky is Brayden Schenn? He gets to play in the WJC in his hometown of Saskatoon, then five months later his Brandon Wheat Kings will host the Memorial Cup. Not many guys get a chance to play in both events, but he gets to play in his home town and then for the Memorial host team.
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              • #8
                Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                Btw, last night Team Canada played a CIS team made up 10 players from the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and 10 from the Regina Cougars ... and lost 4-2!

                Now a couple of provisos. Team Canada rested 8 or so players who already made the team, and they used the game to evaluate the roster for the final cuts. They also provided the three goalies who rotated though both sets of nets. The laugher was that the Canadian Press wire story called it a "CIS all-star team" while more properly it was a "CIS in the province of Saskatchewan all-star team ..." Team Canada outshot the CIS players, but their own goaltenders protected the CIS lead.

                However, for fans of the CIS game (if there are many here) or university hockey in general, UofS is not even ranked in the Top 10 this year (but would be if the team wasn't underperforming) and Regina is a weak sister in last place in the Canada West conference.

                So take the best parts of two CIS teams, older and more experienced (but a bit out of condition as they haven't played since the end of November due to exams) and they push the younger, more skilled "Golden Boys" all over the ice ...

                The TSN game story is here: http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=302492
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                  Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                  [ .

                  However, for fans of the CIS game (if there are many here) or university hockey in general, UofS is not even ranked in the Top 10 this year (but would be if the team wasn't underperforming) and Regina is a weak sister in last place in the Canada West conference.

                  ]

                  "but would be if the team wasn't underperforming"

                  great logic there.....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                    Originally posted by Hokydad View Post
                    "but would be if the team wasn't underperforming"

                    great logic there.....
                    Well, almost every season UofS is a Top 10, if not Top 5, team in the CIS, but this year they seem to be having trouble digesting all of their recruits, and got off to a very slow start. They have a ton of talent on the team, and historically have been the only team to push, and sometime beat, Alberta for the Canada West conference championship.

                    So in other words, Saskatchewan it traditionally a very strong team (if a bit prone to take untimely penalties ...)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                      The roster has been set, and the entire lineup is from the junior ranks.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                        Originally posted by Red Cloud View Post
                        And on top of that, Patrick Wiercoch got screwed out of an invite in the first place.

                        Let's show those MJ pansies who's boss.
                        Olsen (UMD)/cut, Wiercoch (DU)/screwed, Leblanc (Harvard)/cut = no college players on Team Canada. Blame the Canadian Idiots.

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                          I think that Canadian Major Junior Hockey just slapped US College Hockey in the face once again with the Leblanc and Olsen cuts... not to mention the debacle with the Weircoch kid smacking of Canadian Junior Hockey administrators don't want to acknowledge that Tier II or Canadian College players are as talented as Major Junior players which promotes the US College market more than they would like.

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                            Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                            Originally posted by DaTruthinDaluth View Post
                            I think that Canadian Major Junior Hockey just slapped US College Hockey in the face once again with the Leblanc and Olsen cuts... not to mention the debacle with the Weircoch kid smacking of Canadian Junior Hockey administrators don't want to acknowledge that Tier II or Canadian College players are as talented as Major Junior players which promotes the US College market more than they would like.
                            and/or is sending kids a message. 'You've got a headwind if you leave for the college and want to play for team canada.'
                            Go Gophers!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Team Canada cuts Harvard's Leblanc and UMD's Olsen

                              Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
                              and/or is sending kids a message. 'You've got a headwind if you leave for the college and want to play for team canada.'
                              You're right, but when is the new College Hockey Czar going to start shooting back?

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