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#1 spencermeisner

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Edit 1: DownGoesBrown, The TSN Stats Guy and Dustin Penner have all seen this list an congratulated me on it. It's fun to see your work get appreciated :)

Edit 2: Thanks to UP2HERE for pointing out that Pominville has chosen to give his elegibility to the USA. He was replaced with Pascal Dupuis on the Right Wing.



So, there I am, sitting in class, when the girl next to me mentions that Wayne Gretzky is from London, ON. I quickly realize that he's actually from Brantford, ON and then think to myself "I am such a nerd. I know where so many hockey players are from."So then I decide to make a sort of, "Olympic Team" for each province. I included New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland in "Team Maritimes" to make things easier. I also left out the territories. Sue me.


So this is my interpretation of what the best players for each position are, depending on their province of origin. Some of these players were born in one province (or country) and grew up and played minor hockey in another, so I chose their "province of origin" to be where they played minor hockey. This isn't "the best team possible" from each province as it only includes active (as of last season) NHL players, and lists the best per position. Some people vary on how they would "build" a team so I'm doing it this way. Also, I tried to keep some lines intact from real NHL teams if possible. Each team also gets to carry a 13th forward, a 7th defenceman and a 3rd goalie. Here we go!

Team British Columbia

Benn - Nugent-Hopkins - Brouwer
Kane -Horcoff - Connolly
Lucic -Turris - Kobasew
Ladd - Johansen - Santorelli
Morrison

Weber - Seabrook
Hamhuis - Mitchell
Jackman - Georges
Alzner

Price
LaBarbera
Thiessen

Team Alberta

Whitney - Little - Iginla
Hall - Sutter - Heatley
Lupul -Langkow - Doan
Ennis -Versteeg - MacArthur
Brodziak

Phaneuf - Bouwmeester
Stuart - Green
Ference - Boychuck
Morris

C.Mason
Auld
Scrivens

Team Saskatchewan

Hartnell -Marleau - Eberle
Kunitz -Getzlaf - Morrow
B. Schenn - Bozak - Glencross
Glass- Laich - Hordichuck
Schwartz

Coburn - Schenn
Schultz - Cowan
Brookbank - Sarich
Aulie

Ward
Holtby
Harding

Team Manitoba

Sharp - Toews - Tootoo
Penner - Zajac - Glennie (AHL)
McLeod- Helm - Weise
Asham - Eakin - Orr

Keith - Barker
Hamonic - White
Falk - Salvador
Meech

Reimer
Lotz (WHL)
Driedger (WHL)

Team Québec

Burrows- Bergeron - Briere
Perron - Lecavalier - St. Louis
Tanguay - Ribero - Pominville
Gagne- Brassard - Parenteau
Talbot

Letang - Bergeron
Vlasic - Beauchemin
Bourdon - Picard
Depres

Luongo
Fleury
Bernier
(Assuming Brodeur retires)

Team Ontario

Neal - Stamkos - Giroux
Nash - Thornton - Seguin
Cammalleri- Tavares - Perry
Sullivan - M.Richards - Simmonds
Spezza

Doughty - Boyle
Del Zotto - Burns
Pieterangelo- Subban
Campbell
(Assuming Pronger doesn't play again)

Smith (at the request of the TSN Stats guy, who read my list already :) )
Elliot
S.Mason


Team Maritimes

Clowe - Crosby - Ryder
Marchand - B.Richards - Cleary
Greening - Ott - Purcell
Gordon- Couturier - Cormier
Boyce

C. White - Jones
Flood - MacGuire
Pardy- Johnson
A. MacDonald

J. MacDonald
MacIntire
Chartrand (QMJHL)




Some thoughts:

Team BC would have the nastiest D-corps ever. I would not want to step on the ice against them.
Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba would have the craziest 4th lines ever.
Team Ontario would probably take this entire tournament. I think that's probably unanimous.
Team Quebec has a very limited roster once you pass the first defensive pairing. Hopefully their stacked goalie corps could back them up.



Let's talk about this! This lockout is making me crazy. What are your thoughts?

Edited by spencermeisner, 14 November 2012 - 07:44 PM.


#2 redwingmachine

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

This is impressive. Here is the original 7 start to the new league.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

quebec vs. ontario finals.....now that would be interesting..
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#4 spencermeisner

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

This is impressive. Here is the original 7 start to the new league.


Thanks dude! Took me a little while to finish it. I enjoyed it, though!
Obviously Ontario vs. Quebec would be the dream match, but I'd love to see Saskatchewan vs. Manitoba. So much gritty prairie hockey.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

I think we have to exclude Pominville as he chose to be American in International play, maybe add Jonathan Huberdeau in his place. Add Nathan MacKinnon to the Maritimes team also , hes probably better than 3 or 4 of those guys at 17.

I'm also shocked that that's the best goaltending trio Team Alberta can muster.

Edited by UP2HERE, 14 November 2012 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Cool list.

But, Spezza as a 13th forward?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Lets throw Team Michigan in the mix:

Booth Kesler Grier

Moss Legwand Larose

Abdelkader Slater Hensick

Porter Rolston Hall

Gerbe


Gleason M. Greene
Wisniewski A. Greene
Hunwick Martinez
Finger


Miller
Thomas
Johnson

Edited by UP2HERE, 14 November 2012 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Ontario is the one obvious stand out to me. Maritimes and Manitoba look like they're on the low end. All the rest look like middle of the pack teams to me.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

This is bad ass. Like what you did here. Impressive knowledge.

#10 spencermeisner

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

I think we have to exclude Pominville as he chose to be American in International play, maybe add Jonathan Huberdeau in his place. Add Nathan MacKinnon to the Maritimes team also , hes probably better than 3 or 4 of those guys at 17.


Shoot! Didn't even clue into the Pominville thing; thanks!
I tried to keep it all NHL the best I could; obviously I'd chose lots of Junior guys over Dale Weise and Kyle Brodziak. haha.


But, Spezza as a 13th forward?


It comes down to matter of opinion, right? Spezza had a great year last year but his last few have been farily sub-par by his standards. Does that make this a fluke? Who's to say. Especially since he's a Centre and I would say that Stamkos, Thornton, Tavares and Richards are better players than Spezza.


This is bad ass. Like what you did here. Impressive knowledge.


Thanks dude! It was a lot of fun; and really interesting to see where all of Canada's goalies come from. Hahaha.

Lets throw Team Michigan in the mix:

Booth Kesler Grier

Moss Legwand Larose

Abdelkader Slater Hensick

Porter Rolston Hall

Gerbe


Gleason M. Greene
Wisniewski A. Greene
Hunwick Martinez
Finger


Miller
Thomas
Johnson


I'm digging this list too!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

New York .... taking a quick stab at it anyway, help out if you can.

Cole Connolly Kane
Gionta Callahan D. Brown
Higgins Sutter Stempniak
Kaleta Reasoner Foligno
Nystrom

Bogosian Scuderi
Komisarek Bouillon
Gilroy Erixon

Howard
McCollum

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

hey new york...you may want to drop mccollum off your team...he aint doing so well.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

hey new york...you may want to drop mccollum off your team...he aint doing so well.


Yeah, I know. I just put him on there for the hell of it. I couldn't think of a backup G.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

No love for Yukon?

Give me a break.
According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Without looking into it, I going to guess that Minnesota and Michigan would have the two best American teams.

#16 spencermeisner

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

No love for Yukon?

Give me a break.

Bryon Baltimore (b. 1952) and Peter Sturgeon (b. 1954) are the only 2 NHL players to come from the Yukon. They have 1 combined NHL point in 8 games.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

Team Ontario would probably take this entire tournament. I think that's probably unanimous.


I wouldn't bet on it, Thornton is on team Ontario, they won't even make the finals!

Saskatchewan has Marleau, they won't go to far either.

:innocent:

Edit: Nice work by the way. Just couldn't resist knocking Thornton and Marleau, it's just to easy.

Edited by Barrie, 15 November 2012 - 12:21 AM.

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#18 spencermeisner

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

I wouldn't bet on it, Thornton is on team Ontario, they won't even make the finals!

Saskatchewan has Marleau, they won't go to far either.

:innocent:

Edit: Nice work by the way. Just couldn't resist knocking Thornton and Marleau, it's just to easy.

haha, thanks dude. It was fun for me, for sure.
Plus, who likes the Sharks anyways?

#19 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

Totally not a lineup based on province, but I just wanna post a dream team.

Benn-Datsyuk-Stamkos
Simmonds-Filppula-Ladd
Glencross-Helm-Neil
Miller-McCormick-Tootoo
-McGrattan

Enstrom-Girardi
Kronwall-Smith
Erskine-Bickel

Peace.

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros, 15 November 2012 - 05:57 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

Totally not a lineup based on province, but I just wanna post a dream team.

Benn-Datsyuk-Stamkos
Simmonds-Filppula-Ladd
Glencross-Helm-Neil
Miller-McCormick-Tootoo
-McGrattan

Enstrom-Girardi
Kronwall-Smith
Erskine-Bickel

Peace.


Who is this "Peace" guy you have in goal? :lol:
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