Team Canada 2?

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  1. feds91

    feds91 Registered User

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    People on t.v. have said that Canada could field 4 or 5 competitive teams for the Olympics. I don't know about that, but what if Canada was aloud to field a second squad, what would it look like? Mine would resemble this:

    forwards:
    Tanguay, Savard, Marleau, Spezza, Cheechoo, Crosby, Horcoff, Stillman, Bergeron, Morrow, Sullivan, Brind'Amour, Murray
    D:
    Hannan, Boyle, Phaneuf, Boucher, Bergeron, Van Ryn, Desjardins
    Goal:
    Belfour, Theodore, Giguere
    (I know Theo and Belfour are having bad years, but people seem to forgot how great they were the past few seasons.)
    :teach:

    what do you think?
     
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    My Canada 2 squad would look like this...

    Tanguay-Staal-Cheechoo
    Kariya-Savard-Marleau
    Crosby-Spezza- P.Bergeron (Kid Line)
    Tucker-Brind'Amour-Stillman
    Horcoff

    Boyle-Phaneuf
    Stuart-MA. Bergeron
    Smith-Hannan
    Desjardins

    Legace
    Fernandez
    Giguere
     
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    Both teams would be successful if the lineups were balanced. You can't stock up one and have the second full of scraps.
     
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    If you hypothetically fielded a second team wouldn't it include half of the current team. Spreading the talent evenly among two teams.
     
  5. That team whould not be as good as Chech, Russia, Finland, Slovakia, USA, Switzerland and Germany
     
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    But better than Sweden?
     
  7. Not better than Switzerland and Germany? Are you kidding? lol
     
  8. shawn_kemp*

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    !!! IMPORTANT !!!

    READ THIS :

    Why do we have this "Team Canada 2/B" thread every week???

    Maybe there should be a sticky or something? :help:
     
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    apparently it would be better than sweden :)
     
  10. Forever27

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    I would definately want Kariya and Shanahan on my team. Still productive and a veteran presence with plenty of international experience.

    I'd also put Staal on my team for sure. And I'd bring Fernandez in instead of Belfour or Giguere. Say what you want about him playing on the wild in a defensive system, hes frusturatingly good at making miraculous saves.

    And this is from a Canucks fan too.
     
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    Sorry, double post.
     
  12. I can't speak about Sweden cause then I whould just be biased.
     
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    Tanguay-Staal-Cheechoo
    Recchi - Horcoff- RYDER
    Kariya-Savard-Marleau
    Crosby-Spezza- P.Bergeron (Kid Line)

    Extra Brinda'mour

    SOURAY - Hannan
    Boyle-Phaneuf
    Stuart-MA. Bergeron
    Extra Rivet

    Theodore
    Joseph

    Souray was on Canada's A team in the World Cup last year, he would be there and Ryder who is on pace for 35goals would the snipers touch.
    No diving Mother Tucker for me. :biglaugh:
     
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    My Team Canada B Team would be as follows (I'm not counting players on the Taxi Squad, injured players or those left off the 81-man long list from October).

    G:
    Joseph
    Belfour
    Theodore (If Theo's ineligible, go with Cam Ward).
    D:
    D. Phaneuf-Stuart
    McLaren-Hannan
    Phillips-Jackman
    DesJardins
    (Brewer is out for the season, thus isn't on my team).

    F:
    A. Tanguay-S. Crosby-P. Marleau
    P. Kariya-M. Savard-M. Recchi
    B. Shanahan-J. Arnott-S. Sullivan
    B. Morrow-J. Madden-R. Niedermayer
    S. Horcoff

    Taxi: N. Boynton, P. Bergeron, J. Lupul

    Canada's B Team would likely be good enough to finish third or fourth in their pool. They would need their goalie to steal them a game to reach the semi-final and have a chance at playing for a medal. A lot of talent up front, in fact, there's lots of talent up front for the third team. But in goal and on defence, the third team, based on the long list, would struggle.
     
  15. Zell_Rocks

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    Something tells me that you are a habs fan, no?

    Souray? :biglaugh:
    Ryder? :biglaugh:
    Rivet? :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
    Theodore? :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     
  16. therealdeal

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    You can say that again, none of those guys would be on the team.
     
  17. MXD

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    Come on, please no posts like this, us Habs fans tends to lose credibility...

    On these four only Ryder would be somewhat deserving, and again it would be something of a judgement call.
     
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    :biglaugh: lol not better than the finns, americans, swiss, or germans!? maybe not quite as good as the czechs, russians, or maybe the slovaks... maybe but that team would absolutely crush those other teams, and any other countries 2nd team i might add
     
  19. No way, keep on dreaming...
     
  20. KariyaIsGod*

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    It's quite apparent that you are living in an abstract reality if you don't think that team would beat the Swiss or the Germans... :biglaugh:

    Can you say European bias?
     
  21. I'm not being biased. It's you Canadians who are being biased...seriously your "team 2" whould struggle against italy.
     
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    Right, because while non the Italians mad the NHL, team Canada 2 has about 8 of the top 30 point getters, and 8 of the top 30 goal scorers, along with one the best up and coming defense in the world.

    But no, you're right, you clearly have a grasp on the game.
     
  23. monster_bertuzzi

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    Considering how well Latvia and Swtizerland have been doing in this tourny so far, its not a stretch to sya our 'D' team could win with the right coaching.
     
  24. How many top "point getters" in the NHL did the swiss have when they beat the chechs? it whould crack me up if switzerland beat canada(team 1/A) too.
     
  25. therealdeal

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    Yeah, I guess you're right, the Swiss are far better than the Czechs, I'm sure they just didn't catch the Czechs off guard.

    No you definetly know you're stuff.
     
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