Lines for Team Canada

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  1. clay

    clay Registered User

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    Now that the team is set, I wonder what the lines are going to look like. Here's my guess:

    Heatly-Sakic-Iginla
    Bertuzzi-Thornton-Smyth
    St. Louis-Lecavlier-Richards
    Nash-Draper-Gagne
    Doan

    Pronger-Jovanovski
    Niedermayer-Redden
    Regher-Blake
    Foote

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Turco
     
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    I think Smyth is much better suited to a checking role on this team. Meanwhile the Gagne-Sakic-Iginla line was dynamite together so I wouldn't break them up. This is what I would go with:

    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Bertuzzi-Thornton-Heatly
    St. Louis-Lecavlier-Richards
    Nash/Doan-Draper-Smyth
     
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    The second highest goal scorer in the league on the 4th line and not even playing LW...lol
     
  4. Rocky Saginuts

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    First of all, anyone who watches the Leafs on a regular basis knows that "set-lines" are just a suggestion to Pat Quinn...

    I predict the lines should be:

    Gagne, Sakic, Iginla
    The Tampa Boys
    Doan, Thornton, Nash
    Heatley, Smyth, Draper

    Bert is a filler

    Having said that, would I love to see a Thornton, Nash, Heater line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bow:
     
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    Gagne - Sakic - Iginla
    Richards - Lecavalier - St. Louis
    Nash - Thornton - Heatley
    Doan/Smyth - Draper - Bertuzzi

    Pronger - Niedermayer
    Redden - Regehr
    Blake - Jovanovski
    Foote

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Turco
     
  6. Release The Lehner

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    St.Louis should not be on this team so I'll omit him from my lines.

    Heatley-Sakic-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Gagne
    Richards-Lecavalier-Bertuzzi
    Smyth-Draper-Doan
    Staal

    Neidermayer-Blake
    Redden-Pronger
    Jovanovski-Regehr
    Foote

    Brodeur
    Turco
    Luongo

    Good team overall though. I'm glad both Bertuzzi and Nash were selected. The only thing I'd change besides dumping St.Louis would be to put Phaneuf on the roster, put Foote on the taxi-squad, and dump McCabe; and also select Madden over Draper.
     
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    Gagne/Sakic/Iginla
    Nash/Thornton/Heatley
    Lecavalier/Richards/St.Louis
    Smyth/Draper/Bertuzzi
    Doan

    Niedermayer/Blake
    Pronger/Redden
    Jovanovski/Foote
    Regehr

    Brodeur
    Turco
    Luongo
     
  8. Gagne-Thornton-Heatley
    Nash-Sakic-Iginla
    Richards-Lecavalier-Bertuzzi
    Smyth-Draper-Doan
    St.Louis
     
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    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Heatley
    Richards-Lecavalier-St. Louis
    Smyth-Draper-Doan
    Bertuzzi

    That's what I would go with.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    I really like that, and its exactly the shutdown line I want too
     
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    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Heatley
    St. Louis-Lecavalier-Richards
    Smyth-Draper-Doan

    Extra:Bertuzzi
     
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    Thats how I see it as well. The top fw line is a given, the 3 from TB should play well together and I think Thornton and Nash have a lot of chemistry and Heatley is on fire. THat leaves the checkin line w/ some good grinders that can also score.

    The D might be changed up a bit with Foote still as the #7.
     
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    Forwards:

    1) Gagne-Sakic-Iginla: They've been together before. They have great chemistry. And Gagne has rediscovered his 2002 form.
    2) Heatley-Thornton-Bertuzzi: Big, strong and skilled. Heatley played LW in college. Potentially unstoppable.
    3) Richards-Lecavalier-St. Louis: Richards also played LW in junior. Oodles of chemistry. Will be fun to watch.
    4) Smyth-Draper-Doan: I guess this is the DDS line. Want to try to score goals on this line? Good luck. Will neutralize opponent's top forwards.
    Extra: Nash.

    Defence:
    1) Foote-Niedermayer: They've been our top pairing at the last two big tournaments. Foote's numbers are a reflection of being on a crap team. You don't go from top defenceman at the World Cup to junk in 15 months.
    2) Blake-Pronger: Big, strong, skilled. They'll be fine at the Olympics.
    3) Redden-Regehr: Again, want to try to score on this tandem? Fat chance. Redden's poise will come in handy on the Olympics.
    Extra: Jovanovski.

    Goalies:
    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Turco
     
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    Heatley has been playing LW on the Sens all year.
     

  16. Ugh, no kidding...
     
  17. There is no way they break up the Gagne-Sakic-Iginla line. They'd have to be crazy.
     
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    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Bertuzzi
    Richards-Lecavalier-Heatley
    Smyth-Draper-St.Louis
    Doan

    Neidermayer-Blake
    Redden-Pronger
    Jovanovski-Regehr
    Foote

    Brodeur
    Turco
    Luongo
     
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    I agree with you, but they did not use that line in the World Cup. I sure would love to see it again though.

    Another line with chemistry is the Thornton-Gagne-Nash line from the World Championships.
     
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    There is no way they are going to use Nash as only the 13th forward, or Jovanovski as the 7th. Jovanovski has been molded to take a bigger role on the team for awhile. The fact they were willing to put Nash on the team with almost no action this year means they are wanting his offensive skills, he will be on one of the first 3 lines for sure.
     
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    Like it or not.. i like it this way... 3 balanced/scoring line and 1 checking line.

    Heatly-Sakic-Iginla
    Gagne-Thornton-Nash
    St. Louis-Lecavalier-Bertuzzi
    Smyth-Richards-Doan

    Neidermayer-Blake
    Redden-Pronger
    Jovanovski-Regehr
    Foote
     
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    is there a clearcut goaltender this year for Canada? i didn't think Brodeur was having his best year...
     
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    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Heatley-Thornton-Bertuzzi
    Richards-Lecavalier-Nash
    Smyth-Draper-St.Louis
    Doan
    OR

    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Heatley-Thornton-Bertuzzi
    Smyth-Lecavalier-Nash
    Doan-Richards-St.Louis
    Draper

    Neidermayer-Pronger
    Redden-Regehr
    Foote-Blake
    Jovanovski

    Brodeur
    Turco
    Luongo

    Can't really go wrong with any goalie in net.
     
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    this looks good... but was it the Nash Thorton Gagne line that was great in the World Cup?
     
  25. big_steve

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    You mean World Championship. And the line was really great. But don't forget how well Gagne-Sakic-Iginla played at the '02 Olympics. Either way, you can't go wrong with either one of the combinations, imo.
     
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