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An "All-Provincial" Team From Each Province

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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

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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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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

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

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

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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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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

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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?

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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

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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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Team Alaska:

Scott Gomez

22 Siberian Huskies

add in uwe krupp hes all about the dogs. wont play hockey though.....but then again....does gomez? :lol:

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A couple guys to add to Manitoba:

Alexander Steen

Mark Stone

Eric Fehr for the bounce-back

While technically born in Winnipeg, Steen clearly considers himself Swedish. Stone has the look of a future NHL goal scorer though!

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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

Isn't Jack Johnson from MI?

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