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#2334029 An "All-Provincial" Team From Each Province

Posted by spencermeisner on 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

Weber - Seabrook
Hamhuis - Mitchell
Jackman - Georges


Team Alberta

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

Phaneuf - Bouwmeester
Stuart - Green
Ference - Boychuck


Team Saskatchewan

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

Coburn - Schenn
Schultz - Cowan
Brookbank - Sarich


Team Manitoba

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

Keith - Barker
Hamonic - White
Falk - Salvador

Lotz (WHL)
Driedger (WHL)

Team Québec

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

Letang - Bergeron
Vlasic - Beauchemin
Bourdon - Picard

(Assuming Brodeur retires)

Team Ontario

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

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

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

Team Maritimes

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

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

J. MacDonald
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?