Imagine the team Czechoslovakia could have if they were still a country…

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by PapaBear*, Feb 16, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PapaBear*

    PapaBear* Guest

    I have mentioned this before to. I believe if they were still one country they would be pretty dominate internationaly. probably better than us. or at least very very close. How crazy would that team be to play against lol. Who do you think would win? Canada or USSR

    Elias Lang Jagr
    Nagy Straka Hossa
    Gaborik Vyborny Demitra
    Satan Havlat Hejduk

    Bondra, Svatos

    Chara Visnovski
    T. Kaberle F. Kaberle
    Zidlicky Kubina

    Malik

    Hasek
    Vokoun
    Budaj

    I just roughly threw those lines together (Havlat and Satan are out of position for starters), but as you can see, Czechoslovakia would be fierce.
     
  2. e-e

    e-e Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    here
    during every international tournament we have this thread. :D
     
  3. thenextone

    thenextone Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    New York City
    they are not a country for good reason.
     
  4. Jazz

    Jazz Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    3,446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Home Page:
    Yep, we do...

    Want better hockey teams, let's put the Soviet Union back together....or the entire British Empire... :sarcasm:
     
  5. Nemchinov13

    Nemchinov13 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gravesend
    Home Page:
    It's a OT, but imagine how good the Yugoslavian basketball team would be?
     
  6. shawn_kemp*

    shawn_kemp* Guest

    Maybe Czechoslovakia would have beaten Switzerland with that fantastic roster? :sarcasm:
     
  7. e-e

    e-e Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    here
    how? :dunno:
     
  8. shawn_kemp*

    shawn_kemp* Guest

    Lecavalier and Brodeur should play for France!!!!!!!! :D
     
  9. yarre

    yarre Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Gothenburg
    Think how great the romans would have been if they took over the whole world, they would have dominated every olympics!
     
  10. shawn_kemp*

    shawn_kemp* Guest

    Or how good Germany would be if the 3rd reich lasted more than a few years!

    Germany would win every gold medal by default!!! :biglaugh:

    :dunce:
     
  11. yarre

    yarre Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Location:
    Gothenburg
    I was thinking about taking that one first but I thought it might be touchy subject for some people maybe. :dunno: The "What if"-threads are fun but they are quite weird too, I mean, what if Alexander the Great (not Ovechkin), didn't die at such a young age, maybe he would have invaded Egypt, crushed the romans, slained the barbarians in the north and we might have never had any hockeyteams... Or what if Sweden would have remained in control of Finland, then we would have a team like:

    Selänne - Koivu - Lethinen
    Alfredsson - Forsberg - Jokkinen
    Zetterberg - Sundin - Näslund

    as the top three lines. Excellent defense with Öhlund, Norström, Lidström, Timonen, Pitkänen, Lydman etc. (sorry if I am missing some finn's, not an expert on them)

    And goalies like Kipper, Lundqvist, Lethonen and Toivonen.

    Would be a decent team as well I believe.
     
  12. jaydub*

    jaydub* Guest

    they would still be nowhere close to the USA's top team.
     
  13. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    50,039
    Likes Received:
    612
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Public Servant
    Location:
    Alberta
    If Czechslovakia was still one country, They would be the favourite in every international tournament
     
  14. willie

    willie Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2002
    Messages:
    3,976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I don't buy it. Most creative team? Sure. Most well rounded team? Not a chance.
     
  15. Raider917

    Raider917 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,879
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    the Czech Republic team should be good enough to be winning convincingly now but arent. Playing like this, it wouldnt matter a whole lot if they still were Czechkoslovakia and had a better team on paper.
     
  16. kingsfan25

    kingsfan25 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,835
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Home Page:
    I hear that was the main sticking point for most people who were against Slovakian independence. :sarcasm:
     
  17. Nemchinov13

    Nemchinov13 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gravesend
    Home Page:
    Now how about if the Great October Revolution of 1917 would've never happened and the Grand Duchhy of Finland would've still remained part of Russian Empire with Czar's heir being the Grand Duke of Finland?

    Olympic Imperial team Russia:

    Kovalchuk-Koivu-Kovalev
    Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Lehtinen
    Frolov-O. Jokinen-Sellane
    Malkin-Yashin-Afinogenov (Tuomo Ruutu)

    Volchenkov-Pitkanen
    A. Markov-D. Markov
    Tyutin-Timmonen
    Salo-Vishnevski

    Nabokov
    Lehtonen

    How about that? ;)
     
  18. What about if the USA invaded Canada? Our roster would look like this:

    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Goaltenders



    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Martin Brodeur L 6'2 210 5/6/72 Montreal, QC New Jersey
    Roberto Luongo L 6'3 205 4/4/79 Montreal, QC Florida
    Marty Turco L 6'0 171 8/13/75 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Dallas




    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Defence



    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Rob Blake R 6'4 225 12/10/69 Simcoe, ON Colorado
    Jay Bouwmeester L 6'4 220 9/27/83 Edmonton, AB Florida
    Adam Foote R 6'2 215 7/10/71 Whitby, ON Columbus
    Bryan McCabe L 6'2 220 6/8/75 St. Catharines, ON Toronto
    Scott Niedermayer L 6'1 200 8/31/73 Cranbrook, BC Anaheim
    Chris Pronger L 6'6 218 10/10/74 Dryden, ON Edmonton
    Wade Redden L 6'2 205 6/12/77 Lloydminster, SK Ottawa
    Robyn Regehr L 6'2 226 4/19/80 Rosthern, SK Calgary

    2006 Men's Olympic Team - Forwards

    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Todd Bertuzzi R 6'3 245 2/2/75 Sudbury, ON Vancouver
    Shane Doan R 6'2 216 10/10/76 Halkirk, AB Phoenix
    Kris Draper L 5'11 190 5/24/71 Toronto, ON Detroit
    Simon Gagne L 6'0 190 2/29/80 Ste-Foy, QC Philadelphia
    Dany Heatley L 6'3 215 1/21/81 Calgary, AB Ottawa
    Jarome Iginla R 6'1 208 7/1/77 St. Albert, AB Calgary
    Vincent Lecavalier L 6'4 207 4/21/80 Ile Bizard, QC Tampa Bay
    Rick Nash L 6'3 188 6/16/84 Brampton, ON Columbus
    Brad Richards L 6'1 198 5/2/80 Murray Harbour, PEI Tampa Bay
    Joe Sakic L 5'11 195 7/7/69 Burnaby, BC Colorado
    Ryan Smyth L 6'1 190 2/21/76 Banff, AB Edmonton
    Martin St-Louis L 5'9 185 6/18/75 Laval, QC Tampa Bay
    Joe Thornton L 6'4 220 7/2/79 St. Thomas, ON San Jose

    2006 Olympic Team - Reserves
    Player S/C HT WT Birthdate Hometown Team
    Dan Boyle R 5'11 190 7/12/76 Ottawa, ON Tampa Bay
    Jason Spezza R 6'3 211 6/13/83 Toronto, ON Ottawa
    Eric Staal L 6'4 205 6/29/84 Thunder Bay, ON Carolina



    Pretty good team, eh? :snide:
     
  19. Nemchinov13

    Nemchinov13 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gravesend
    Home Page:
    Well, Serbia beat USA in the WC and won gold medal. Countries like Croatia and Slovenia are producing NBA talent as well. Well, it's moot point. Yeah, when properly coached and playing like a team, nobody can come close to team NBA (USA)
     
  20. Nemchinov13

    Nemchinov13 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gravesend
    Home Page:
    It's not so much if USA invaded Canada, it's what if USA never existed because the British managed to drown the American Revolution in blood of the patriots? Then the roster that you just put out is that of the Olympic Imperial British hockey team, which is pretty good.
     
  21. Chootoi

    Chootoi Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,684
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Home Page:
    i'd love to see the roster for team pangea
     
  22. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    32,734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    Gte rid of F.Kaberle insert Roman Hamrlik.
     
  23. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    32,734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    No, replace Draper with Modano. ;)
     
  24. Yayo

    Yayo Guest

    What if, Papabear...what if.
     
  25. BruinsGirl

    BruinsGirl Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    programmer/analyst
    Location:
    Bruinsville, MA
    Home Page:
    Actually russian hockey didn't suffer much (except for discipline and such).... much less than russian football (soccer)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"