Best 5-men unit in hockey?

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  1. artilector

    artilector Registered User

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    In other words, what is hockey's dream-team starting five?

    I say, add:

    Ovechkin-Forsberg-Iginla
    Chara-Niedermayer(healthy)

    to the Kazakhstan roster, and they make the finals. (OK, semi-finals)
     
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    You could add Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr and Aki Berg to the Kazakhstan team and they wouldn't make the finals. Be serious.
     
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    Lighten up..
    Instead criticism for its own sake, why not propose your best 5-men unit?
     
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    But if you remove those other and leave Aki there they would definitely be in the finals
     
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    I think that they would.

    Mario Lemieux - Wayne Gretzky - Bobby Hull
    Bobby Orr - Doug Harvey
    Dominek Hasek

    If you added those guys (in their primes) to the Kazakhstani national team, there is a good chance that such a team could surprise and make the finals.

    Orr and Harvey would be, by far, the best two defensemen in the tournament. Given that both can play 40 min a night and make the defensive partners that much better, you're basically going to have a solid defense with one of them on the ice at all times.

    Lemieux, Gretzky and Hull can each play 30 min. A Lemieux + Howe + anyone else would arguably give you the best offensive line in the tournament. Split 30 min between that line and 30 min between a winger - Gretzky - winger line and that offense would be solid.

    And put in a guy like Hasek who can steal games, I don't see how you can definitively say that this team has no chance of making the finals.
     
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    whatever unit Aki Berg is on is the best!
     
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    No, Proshkin is all anyone could possibly need!~
     
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    Best of all time:

    Mario Lemeiux - Wayne Gretzky - Marcel Dionne
    Bobby Orr - Denis Potvin
    Patrick Roy

    Best currently:

    Alexander Ovechkin - Peter Forsberg - Jaromir Jagr
    Scott Niedermayer - Nicklas Lidstrom
    Martin Brodeur
     
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    yeah but people don't know him well here. it's a Russian thing
     
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    Mario Lemeiux - Wayne Gretzky - Kharlamov
    Orr - Lindstrom
    Tretiak

    that would be the best of all time
     
  11. C-J...*

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    Lidström?
     
  12. C-J...*

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    Any line without both Forsberg and Jagr, is a joke.

    Brodeur has been outperformed by a bunch of goalies this season.

    Alfredsson - Forsberg - Jagr

    Lidström - Pronger

    Lundqvist
     
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    no, Lidstrom. Get it right.
     
  14. C-J...*

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    His name is Lidström, not Lidstrom. He´s Swedish incase you´ve forgot.
     
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    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    Who in North America would he be comparable to??

    because from his measurables he looks like he would be dominant
     
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    well i would choose this 5 guys

    Paul Kariya/Ovechkin - Peter Forsberg - Peter Bondra

    Rob Blake - Scotty Niedermayer
     
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    Wrong. Individually, yes, but on the same line, they are not complimentary, IMO.
    I'll revise my suggestion with Lidstrom, though:

    Ovechkin-Forsberg-Iginla
    Lidstrom-Niedermayer
    Lundqvist
     
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