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Canada's 2010 men's Olympic hockey team won't be named until late December, but CTVOlympics.ca has a weekly evaluation of many of the players under consideration for roster spots. Each Tuesday, we will consider the statistics of each player in their NHL games up to the previous Sunday and consult our Olympic hockey experts. These are our observations for this week:


Stock Up - Forwards
false Ryan Getzlaf - 4GP, 1G, 6A, +2
The Mightiest Duck continues to move from strength-to-strength despite the abysmal play of the team around him. While Anaheim is mired in last place in the Western Conference, Getzlaf remains among the league leaders in points and assists. His massive frame, ornery disposition and attention to his own end of the ice make him a shoo-in to represent Canada come February.

Patrice Bergeron - 3GP 1G, 4A, +5
Bergeron has shaken off concussion issues and is enjoying a great bounce-back campaign for the B's. While his stats are not eye-popping, he remains an excellent two way forward that can chip in offensively when needed. Recently there has been more and more talk among pundits of Bergeron perhaps cracking Team Canada's roster. While it seems extremely unlikely at this point, it is worth noting that Bergeron looked spectacular when paired with Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry at the World Junior tournament back in 2005.

Jordan Staal - 4GP, 2G, 2A, +5
Quite frankly it's about time that Staal began living up to the abilities that so many people believe he possesses. He was a two-way dynamo in the past seven days, filing in admirably for Crosby who was briefly sidelined with a groin injury. Unfortunately it appears to be a case of too little, too late for Staal.

Other forwards on the upswing: Derek Roy, Corey Perry, Eric Staal


Stock Down - Forwards
false Andy McDonald - 3GP, 0G, 0A, -4
McDonald's inclusion at orientation camp appeared to be a bit questionable. A diminutive forward with a history of injuries and streaky scoring is not exactly the type of player Steve Yzerman wants to build his team around. Pair that with run of the mill offensive numbers for a so-called power play specialist and it would seem that McDonald will be enjoying a two week break come February.

Steven Stamkos 4GP, 0G, 1A, -4
Following a remarkable start to the season, the kid appears to have finally hit a bit of a wall. It happens to the best of players, but it will now be interesting to see how Stamkos responds to his recent stretch of mediocre play. If he bounces back with a big week offensively, it would demonstrates to Team Canada's brass exactly what type of player Stamkos is. If he struggles again, it gives Stevie Y and co. an easy out to keep him off the roster and go with a more experienced veteran.

Dustin Penner 2GP, 0G, 0G, -3
Speaking of hitting a wall, Penner's rapid start has come to a screeching halt. Quite frankly it's amazing that it has taken so long for the one-time Anaheim Duck to slow down from his scoring spree to start the season. While he was not invited to orientation camp, Penner made a huge impression with his play in the first two months of the season. That along with the fact that he has had success in the past skating on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry appeared to bode well for the Winkler, Manitoba native. If this is a mere blip on the radar, then he remains on track for a spot in Vancouver. If this slump is a sign of things to come, then it could be curtains for Penner's Olympic chances.

Other Forwards trending downwards: Jeff Carter, Shane Doan, Martin St. Louis


Stock Up - Defence
false Mike Green - 3GP, 2G, 3A, +4
There may be no position more up for grabs than the seventh defenceman spot. Chances are Team Canada is going to be looking for a smooth skating, power play specialist who can make the first pass out of the zone. Thanks to another big offensive week, Green appears to be in the pole position. He is clearly the best offensive defenceman in the league and he continues to add to his credentials. What makes his numbers this past seven days even more impressive is the fact that he accomplished the feat without Alexander Ovechkin who sat out a pair of games due to suspension.

Francois Beauchemin - 4GP, 0G, 2A, +2
It feels good to finally remove Beauchemin's name from the "trending downwards" list. While he struggled mightily adapting to a new team, Beauchemin's play has greatly improved over the past couple of weeks. His strong play in his own end is a big reason why the Leafs no longer reside in the league's basement. He might not make the team, but at least he is headed in the right direction.

Tyler Myers - 3GP, 0G, 2A, +4
First a disclaimer: Myers will not be going to Vancouver as part of Canada's Olympic team. That being said the towering rookie is making an incredible impression in his first year in the NHL and will be a mainstay on the blueline for Canada in the future. While he is likely way down on Team Canada's radar, he has made his presence known and is a front runner for the Calder trophy.

Other defencemen on the way up: Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Dion Phaneuf


Stock Down - Defence
false Duncan Keith 3GP, 0G, 1A, -5
Brent Seabrook 3GP, 0G, 1A, -4
A real ugly week for a pair of standout defencemen from the Windy City. Although both players have been phenomenal for the Hawks this season, Keith has established himself as one of the league's truly elite blueliners. While Seabrook's offensive numbers are not quite as robust as Keith's, he is a rock-solid two way threat from the backend. Unfortunately there are only so many spots open in Canada's defensive corps and it will likely be a choice between one or the other. If so, chances are that Seabrook will be the disappointed one come the New Year.

Chris Pronger - 2GP, 0G, 0A, -4
The situation in Philadelphia reached critical status this past week and it ended up costing head coach John Stevens his job. While management pointed fingers at the coach, it should be noted that Pronger looks far from the runaway Norris Trophy front-runner that he appeared to be just a few weeks ago. There is something very wrong with the Flyers right now, and the responsibility of pulling the team out of their current funk falls on the shoulders of the team's veteran leaders like Pronger. He remains a lock for Vancouver; however this recent stretch of play has been extremely troubling.

Robyn Regehr - 3GP, 0G, 1A, +1
While Regher's numbers are not bad, the troubling news for Calgary's top shutdown man is that he left Saturday night's game against the Sharks after a big collision with Joe Thornton. He appears to be fine, however right now is not the time for any Olympic hopeful to be sidelined with an injury. Regehr will likely be battling tooth-and-nail for one of the final slots on Canada's blueline. Should he miss any time it could really hinder his chances.

Other defencemen trending downward: Shea Weber, Scott Niedermayer, Marc Staal


Stock Up - Goalie
false Roberto Luongo - 2GP, 2W, 1.00GAA, .970SP
Talk about making a statement. Luongo gave Team Canada's management a great deal to think about after out-dueling Martin Brodeur mid-week. He then followed that victory up with a shutout over the Flyers that ultimately led to the firing of John Stevens. ‘Bobby Lu' is as hot as a pistol right now and is making a big push for the number one spot in net for Canada. If he continues on this pace, Steve Yzerman is going to have a real tough choice to make as to who is Canada's number one.

Marc Andre Fleury - 3GP, 2W, 1.64GAA, .936SP
While Luongo and Brodeur were slugging it out, Fleury continued to sneak up on the competition by posting another ridiculous stat line that all but seals his chances to compete for his country on the biggest International stage. The third goaltender position is his; now he has the chance to try to dethrone one either Brodeur or Luongo for the backup role.

Other goaltenders on the way up: Jose Theodore, Carey Price


Stock Down - Goalie
false Martin Brodeur - 3GP, 2W, 3.26GAA, .877SP
While Brodeur remains on track for a starter's role in Vancouver, it does not appear to be a lock anymore. While he was clearly the second best goaltender on the ice against the Canucks, he remains an all-World talent. He's going to the Olympics, that much is sure, however a starting spot is not yet written in stone.

Steve Mason - 3GP, 1W, 3.36GAA, .864SP
We've run out of ways to describe how poorly Mason has played this season. Put it this way, after finishing near the top of every single statistical category for goaltenders last season, Mason is 42nd out of 43 goaltenders with at least six starts in save percentage and is ahead of only Vesa Toskala in goals against average. There may be no player in the league having a worse season than Mason.

Other goaltenders trending downward: Ray Emery, Chris Mason