Team Canada's forward lines - I hope they re-unite Nash-Thornton-Gagne

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  1. PapaBear*

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    I dont see why they wouldnt, right? I think these would be the best.

    Heatley-Sakic-Iginla

    Heatley is just too damn good, not to have on the top line. Sakic and Iggy are staples on the top line. Heatley makes this line the most dangerous in the tournament.

    Nash-Thornton-Gagne

    Again, common sense to re-unite these three.

    LeCavalier-Richards-Bertuzzi

    Its hard deciding who would be the 3rd line. Do you go with Tbays own Tri-fecta? I would play Bertuzzi over St Louis. Either Richards or Vinny can play wing, though I prefer Richards at C. Vinny has more size along the boards. This line can dominate any oppsosing line down low.

    Smyth-Draper-Doan

    One heck of a checking line. In your face, lots of speed to burn and will drive other teams defense crazy. Draper and Doan are obviously penciled in together from how well they played in the past.
     
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  2. Robertsson 4-ever

    Robertsson 4-ever Registered User

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    I would put up the lines in the exact same way, they look excellent.
     
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    I'd stick gagne with sakic and iginla personally, the guy I'd try with Nash and Thornton to start with is bertuzzi. see if there is any defence out there that can handle that kind of size.
     
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    Good thinking. However, if Bertuzzi plays with the same attitude he has shown recently with the Canucks, I would prefer St.Louis to step in instead.
     
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    why isnt st louis on the team?
     
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    Someone's always going to have to sit, someone's always going to have a problem with it.

    Personally, I like these lines.
     
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    These would be my starting lines:

    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla

    Tried, tested and true.


    Nash-Thornton-Heatley

    We already know Nash-Thornton works, add Heatley and these guys could really go on a rampage!


    Richards-Lecavalier-St. Louis

    There should be no problems with chemistry here, an important advantage in a short tournament.


    Doan-Draper-Bertuzzi

    I'd start Bertuzzi out on the 4th line, then if one of the top 3 lines isn't clicking, he can be moved up.
     
  8. missinthejets

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    you'd put a guy who's got a rep of being lazy on a checking/energy line?? not me.
     
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    Gagné - Lecavalier - Iginla

    Nash - Thornton - Heatley

    Bertuzzi - Richards - St-Louis

    Doan - Sakic - Draper
     
  10. C-J...*

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    Canada has a distgusting depth and skill-level on offence..



    Perhaps this will turn out to be every bit as onesided as the womens (hockey) olympics..


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

    This is what I would put together.

    Smyth Lecavalier Heatley were unbelievable together in the world cup. Draper, Bertuzzi and Doan are huge mistakes to have on this team imho.

    Staal not being in the top 13 forwards let alone the top 6 forwards is absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    If he were that bad, Gretzky wouldn't have had him in the first place. I trust in that, anyway.
     
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    Looking at that lineup I gotta wonder how Bergeron and Staal didnt make that squad.
     
  14. PapaBear*

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    I was thinking that too, but only if Gagne-Thornton-nash have no more magic from last tourney. But if we do see a Nash-Thornton-Bert line, that line could dominate the entire olympics.
     
  15. PapaBear*

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    There's no way Smyth sits, he excels the most in times like these.
     
  16. PapaBear*

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    Sakic, 4th line? :shakehead
     
  17. PapaBear*

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    :dunno:

    Bert yes
    Draper no
    Doan no

    Draper and Doan play well together, at least theres no Maltby this time around. :clap:
     
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    Wow, me too, I'm surprised with all the possible line combinations he put the exact ones as me.
     
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    Your telling me that Draper and Doan deserve to be on this team? Over the likes of Staal, Marleau, Shanahan and Cheechoo to name a few. Hello no. If they were going for checkers they may aswell have taken the best checkers. Draper and Doan are having terrible seasons. Morrow, Madden, Tucker and Fisher are having way better seasons playing those kinds of roles.

    Tambellini got Bertuzzi in
    Gretzky got Doan in

    I am still wondering who Draper has pictures of that got him on the team with one goal (when they named him to the team). (perhaps Draper knew of an organized gambling ring ran by nhl coachs)
     
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    Actually, Gretzky got Bertuzzi in, if you've been paying attention it would have been quite obvious that Bertuzzi would be playing. Also, Marleau has proven he sucks internationally, and probably won't get anymore chances, and Cheechoo is not a checker, nor is he a good a goal scorer had Thornton not showed up.

    Madden was sucking crap up until about 3 weeks ago, and Tucker... well thats just obvious. I would have gone with Morrow, but Gretzky and Co. know more about what goes on then I do, so I'll have to go with what they say.
     
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    I think those are awesome. But I might switch up the first 2 lines as follows.

    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Nash-Thornton-Heatley (I can see this line being ridiculous)
     
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    But the Nash-Thorton-Bertuzzi line would be close to impposible to stop. That is, if Bertuzzi plays hard and with passion.
     
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    What has Bertuzzi proven that Marleau hasnt. Give me a break. Dont be such a homer.

    I have been "paying attention" you honestly think withouts Tambellini's input that Gretzky wouldnt have been influenced. Give me a break.
     
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    any thought given to occasionally putting iginla on with thornton and nash?
     
  25. PapaBear*

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    that would be amazing to see. But sakic and iggy have a real good chemistry together.
     
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