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Chris Young contributed to Atlantas 3-2 loss to Arizona on Thursday night. “I
missed a spot,” Kimbrel said. “Hes a good high-ball hitter, and I threw it right
in his wheelhouse.CALGARY—As unpopular as the NHL lockout is, its
continuation would greatly increase Canadas chances of winning gold at the world
junior hockey championship. Canada dominated the tournament en route to gold
during the last lockout in 2004-05. The question traditionally put to the Hockey
Canadas head scout at this time of year is “Which players do you think youll get
back from the NHL?” The lockout currently makes all but one eligible player
immediately available to Canada. Theyre playing for their respective junior
clubs while the NHL is dark. “This team would certainly give us a high-end
chance for a gold medal with all the guys wed have,” Hockey Canada head scout
Kevin Prendergast said Friday from Kelowna, B.C. Hockey Canada will announce a
month from now its roster for selection camp Dec. 10-15 in Calgary. Twenty-two
players will be chosen for the 2013 world junior championship opening Dec. 26 in
Ufa, Russia. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the only 1993-born Canadian player in a pro
league right now. The Edmonton Oilers assigned the 19-year-old centre to the
American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons prior to the lockout.
Nugent-Hopkins made the Oilers roster as an 18-year-old. The centre played in
the NHL last season and not in the 2012 world junior tournament in Edmonton and
Calgary. He played for Canada in this years world championship. “The big
question mark for us is if the NHL is not back, is Nugent-Hopkins going to come
and play?” Prendergast asked. A decision not required for another month, the
Oilers arent answering that question yet. “I think its still too early yet to
really get into that,” Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini said. “I really
havent had any discussion at all with Hockey Canada or with Ryan at this point.
“Id want to have a conversation first with Ryan and with our coaches here when
the time comes, but I really think its premature at this point.” The agent for
Nugent-Hopkins expects hell discuss the idea of playing for Canada with his
client later in November. “I think well probably circle around to that probably
the second or third week of November and have those conversations and go from
there,” Rick Valette said. “I just dont know at this point.” In the meantime,
Nugent-Hopkins is at the top of Prendergasts depth chart at centre. “Hes an
elite hockey player,” Prendergast said. “Theres going to be high expectations of
this kid if he comes in absolutely.” If the NHL and the players solve their
labour imppasse in the next month, it significantly impacts the selection camp
roster in size and personnel, he said. Sean Weatherspoon Womens Jersey. Prendergast
wouldnt be surprised if centres Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida), Mark Scheifele
(Winnipeg), Ryan Strome (New York Islanders), winger Boone Jenner (Columbus) and
defencemen Ryan Murphy (Carolina) and Doug Hamilton (Boston) were summoned to
hastily-called NHL camps. “If that was the case, wed lose our top three centres
and if you throw Nugent-Hopkins in there, wed lose our top four,” he said.
“Gulp.” Those half-dozen players were among those who won bronze in Alberta and
extended the countrys streak of medals won in the tournament to 14 consecutive
years. Canada last won gold in Ottawa in 2009. “Guys like Scheifele and Strome
and Dougie Hamilton, these kids went through it already once,” Prendergast said.
“Theyre physically a lot stronger and far closer to playing in the National
Hockey League than they were last year.” Instead of holding its traditional
summer evaluation camp, Hockey Canada invited 28 players born in 1993 and 1994
to play Russia in a four-game series in August. Prendergast doesnt foresee
inviting more than that number to selection camp should the NHL lockout
continue. He wouldnt have to go as deep into his depth chart to fill positions
as in other years. But the NHL removing even a few elite players from the mix
means casting a wide net over that player pool to find replacements. “If we lose
high-end players, normally its going to take at least two players to look at
that one position for us,” Prendergast explained. “We could go from a camp of 27
or 28 to 40 or 42.” So the Canadian Hockey Leagues Subway Super Series versus
Russia remains key in backfilling the selection camp roster should the NHL
resume. Prendergast will scout prospects in the annual six-games series. It
features players eligible to play for Canada—born in 1993 or earlier—from
the Quebec, Ontario and Western leagues. The tour opens Monday in
Blainville-Boisbriand, Que., followed by games in Val-dOr, Que., Guelph and
Sarnia, Ont., and Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. “Theres a lot of young kids
playing in the series who are on the bubble,” Prendergast said. “If the NHL does
go back to work then they come back into play for us. “How are they going to
respond to these games? In some cases they only get one chance, but when you get
into the world junior championship, one game determines where you go.” ’ ’ ’ 

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