Best International Teams of All Time

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by lfchockey*, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. lfchockey*

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    If you had to pick the best team that Canada or Russia/Soviet Union could ever place on the ice, who would you select?
    How about other international teams like Sweden, Finlad, Czech Rep. etc.
     
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    To my consideration, best Finnish team so far: The team of Nagano 1998. We've got better overall defenders and goalie now, but the offense has all the greats from modern era of Finnish hockey (Selanne, Koivu, Lehtinen, Helminen, Kurri, Tikkanen).

    Defence

    Aki-Petteri Berg, Los Angeles
    Tuomas Gronman, Pittsburgh
    Janne Laukkanen, Ottawa
    Jyrki Lumme, Vancouver
    Janne Niinimaa, Philadelphia
    Kimmo Timonen, IFK Helsinki
    Teppo Numminen, Phoenix.

    Forwards

    Raimo Helminen, Ilves
    Sami Kapanen, Carolina
    Saku Koivu, Montreal
    Jari Kurri, Colorado
    Jere Lehtinen, Dallas
    Juha Lind, Dallas
    Mika Niemenen, Jokerit Helsinki
    Ville Peltonen, Frolunda (Sweden)
    Kimmo Rintanen, TPS (Finland)
    Teemu Selanne, Anaheim
    Esa Tikkanen, Florida
    Antti Tormanen, Jokerit Helsinki (Finland)
    Juha Ylonen, Phoenix

    Goalies

    Jarmo Myllys, Lulea (Sweden)
    Ari Sulander, Jokerit Helsinki (Finland)
    Jukka Tammi, Frankfurt (Germany)
     
  3. lfchockey*

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    Thanks for your input.
    I was actually thinking more along the lines of, pick the best individual Finnish players of all-time to create the best team ever.
     
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    Krutov - Larionov - Makarov
    Kharlamov - Petrov - Mikhailov
    Bobrov - Firsov - Loktev
    Alexandrov - Maltsev - Balderis

    Fetisov - Kasatonov
    Ragulin - Lutchenko
    Kuzkin - Davydov

    Tretyak
    Konovalenko

    Just a try, don`t flame me

    Firsov and Bobrov on a line, hehe.
     
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  5. lfchockey*

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    Hull - Gretzky - Howe
    Lindsay - Lemeiux - Richard
    Mahovolich - Beliveau - Lafleur
    Messier - Esposito - Bossy
    Morenz - Clarke - Mikita

    Orr - Harvey
    Potvin - Bourque
    Shore - Coffey
    Robinson - Kelly

    Sawchuk
    Roy
    Hall
     
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    I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing me say it, but I would have Gainey on the team :) I like your team but I would move Morenz up and put Gainey on the Clarke line.

    I would also like to see Federov on the Russian team, but I don't know who I would bump. Maybe go to russianhockey.us and ask them there.
     
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    in case it wasn't obvious, I would drop Messier when I moved Morenz up to his spot.
     
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    1987 Canada vs 1987 USSR. That was classic. And maybe one of the best possible lineups for each team.
     
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    We're actually having that exact same debate going on at jatkoaika.com:

    http://keskustelu.jatkoaika.com/showthread.php?t=32871

    However, the following team I made in that Jatkoaika thread was based on the players' national team careers:

    Forwards:
    Ville Peltonen
    Saku Koivu
    Raimo Helminen
    Teemu Selänne
    Jari Kurri
    Lasse Oksanen
    Lauri Mononen
    Jere Lehtinen
    Mika Nieminen
    Veli-Pekka Ketola
    Mikko Mäkelä
    Esa Peltonen

    Defensemen:
    Kimmo Timonen
    Pekka Rautakallio
    Reijo Ruotsalainen
    Teppo Numminen
    Timo Jutila
    Pekka Marjamäki
    Hannu Virta
    Jyrki Lumme

    Goaltenders:
    Urpo Ylönen
    Jarmo Myllys
    Jorma Valtonen
     
  10. lfchockey*

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    no americans out there?
     
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  12. lfchockey*

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    i think you missed the American? Brett Hull
     
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    That lineup would kick butt.
     
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    For the Americans take the 96 world cup team and add a few players from the 80 Olympics. I don't remember if Pat Lafontaine was on the 96 team, so if he wasn't, add him too.
     
  15. lfchockey*

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    USA - Some holes missing

    RW Hull Brett
    C Lafontaine Pat
    LW Tkachuk Keith
    RW Mullen Joe
    C Modano Mike
    LW Stevens Kevin
    RW Guerin Bill
    C Roenick Jeremy
    LW McEachern Shawn
    RW Amonte Tony
    C
    LW
    D Chelios Chris
    D Leetch Brian
    D Housley Phil
    D Hatcher Kevin
    D Iafrate Al
    D Langway Rod
    G Barrasso Tom
    G
     
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    I agree with most of your list. I think you forgot a few key guys though.

    Tkachuk - Lafontaine - Hull
    Leclair - Modano - Mullen
    Stevens - Weight - Roenick
    N. Broten - Janney - Amonte

    Chelios - Leetch
    Howe - Langway
    Housely - D. Hatcher

    Barasso
    Richter
    Brimsek
     
  17. lfchockey*

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    Sweden

    Mats Naslund - Sundin - Alfredsson
    Markus Naslund - Forsberg - Loob
    Modin - Nystrom - Sundstrom
    T. Steen - Holmstrom - Sedin



    Lidstrom - Salming
    Nortstrom - Ohlund
    T. Jonsson - K. Jonsson

    Lindbergh
    Salo
    Kiprusoff
     
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    Kiprusoff is Finnish.
     
  19. lfchockey*

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    Oops. Sorry, my bad!!!
     
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    I'd argue Tomas Sandstrom deserves mention on an all-time team Sweden.
     
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    I think that Kent Nilsson should be mentioned aswell in the Swedish squad.
     

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