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#1 GONGSHOW HOCKEY

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

No flame.

Miller obviously would have been there over Fleury.

Parise probably would have been given a good shot at the team by Yzerman and co.

That's about all imo

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:48 AM

I think Parise for sure. I also think Suter would have been given some thought over Seabrook. As good as Seabrook is I don't necessarily think he brought a different component to the team that wasn't already there. The fact you could dress all 13 forwards and all 7 defensemen every game made me think a guy like Mike Green would have made more sense over Seabrook even if he was used almost strictly on the PP. I also think Dustin Brown and Patrick Kane would have been given some thought but would have come up just short.

There are just too many good Canadians who were already left off like Jeff Carter and Steven Stamkos.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:53 AM

I think Parise for sure. I also think Suter would have been given some thought over Seabrook. As good as Seabrook is I don't necessarily think he brought a different component to the team that wasn't already there. The fact you could dress all 13 forwards and all 7 defensemen every game made me think a guy like Mike Green would have made more sense over Seabrook even if he was used almost strictly on the PP. I also think Dustin Brown and Patrick Kane would have been given some thought but would have come up just short.

There are just too many good Canadians who were already left off like Jeff Carter and Steven Stamkos.

Ya actually Brown could have probably played on the 4th line- would have had to get rid of Morrow though.

I couldn't see Kane making it though, he wouldn't be a top 9 forward on this team imo and a guy like him on the 4th line is just plain worthless to a team.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:57 AM

None, as they're all US born.

Isn't there enough glow in Canada to bask in? Nevermind that the teams went 1-1 in the tournament and the second game was close enough that either team could have taken it at any second, let's talk about how inferior the US team was.

Christ.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:57 AM

yeah I would see Brown as being a younger vesion of Morrow with more offense. Yeah Kane wouldn't fit in the top 9 but in my eyes he'd fall in the same category as Stamkos and Carter. They've got great offensive upside and are worth considering. Since they are so young it would be great to get them that experience but right now there are guys that are producing the same (or better) that have more winning experience so they'd fall short.

It's tough for guys like Carter and Stamkos to compete with captains and stanley cup winners.

Personally, despite how they may have performed, I could have done without the likes of Marleau and Bergeron but that's just my opinion. Even Thornton isn't a big game performer in my eyes but hey, it worked out so what do I have to complain about?
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:00 PM

Ya actually Brown could have probably played on the 4th line- would have had to get rid of Morrow though.

I couldn't see Kane making it though, he wouldn't be a top 9 forward on this team imo and a guy like him on the 4th line is just plain worthless to a team.


Kane is outplaying Richards, Heatley, and Marleau this year. I would think they would have had to give some serious thought to pairing him up with Toews and breaking up the Sharks. Unfortunately, Canada has a lot of "must-hires".

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:04 PM

if we were talking about the reverse, I doubt Pronger and Neidermayer would be there... the Americans were going for a younger, quicker team

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

Kane is outplaying Richards, Heatley, and Marleau this year. I would think they would have had to give some serious thought to pairing him up with Toews and breaking up the Sharks. Unfortunately, Canada has a lot of "must-hires".



Richards brings an element to the game that Kane can not. His defencive ability is amazing along with his PKing. Marleau and Heatley are both going to be 40 plus goal scorers and are kinda hard to leave off.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:42 PM

Parise
Miller
Kane (maybe)
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:45 PM

Kane is outplaying Richards, Heatley, and Marleau this year. I would think they would have had to give some serious thought to pairing him up with Toews and breaking up the Sharks. Unfortunately, Canada has a lot of "must-hires".

Kane, Heatley and Marleau are all having similar years. Kane has 74 points, Heatley has 69 and Marleau has 38 goals to go with 68 points.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

Kane, Heatley and Marleau are all having similar years. Kane has 74 points, Heatley has 69 and Marleau has 38 goals to go with 68 points.


Marleau and Heatley are also constantly derided by Canadians for being the biggest chokers you have - especially paired up with big Joe. They are all in the same ballpark, but I think you guys are still putting an American asterisk in your calculation.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

Marleau and Heatley are also constantly derided by Canadians for being the biggest chokers you have - especially paired up with big Joe. They are all in the same ballpark, but I think you guys are still putting an American asterisk in your calculation.

Heatley isn't a choker, he never has been known as a choker at any point in his career. Marleau and Joe on the other hand...

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

Heatley isn't a choker, he never has been known as a choker at any point in his career. Marleau and Joe on the other hand...


Not a choker but definitely a cancer. But perhaps the are not together long enough to worry about that.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

For the record I'm Canadian but somewhat agree with some of the Americans in this thread.

Marleau and Heatley are also constantly derided by Canadians for being the biggest chokers you have - especially paired up with big Joe. They are all in the same ballpark, but I think you guys are still putting an American asterisk in your calculation.


Heatley is not a choker what so ever...at least not yet in his career.

Heatley isn't a choker, he never has been known as a choker at any point in his career. Marleau and Joe on the other hand...


Cancer...sure, that's fair in some ppl's opinion. BUt not a choker
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:31 PM

Tim Thomas could have made it over Thorton :/

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:43 PM

Miller, Kane, Parise, Brown.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:00 PM

Kane, Miller, Parise, Rafalski, Brown, Malone

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

For the record I'm Canadian but somewhat agree with some of the Americans in this thread.



Heatley is not a choker what so ever...at least not yet in his career.



Cancer...sure, that's fair in some ppl's opinion. BUt not a choker


No I agree and have never said Heatley was a chocker but it is pretty well concensus that he has been a cancer on locker rooms in the past and I was merely stating that Kane might have been chosen over him for that reason.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:09 PM

None, as they're all US born.

Isn't there enough glow in Canada to bask in? Nevermind that the teams went 1-1 in the tournament and the second game was close enough that either team could have taken it at any second, let's talk about how inferior the US team was.

Christ.

Cry me a river.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:32 PM

Kane, Miller, Parise, Rafalski, Brown, Malone

Malone? You're kidding right.
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