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Who would win? Team NA or World?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by DasDrai, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. DasDrai

    DasDrai Registered User

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    Matthews-McDavid-Kane
    Marchant-Crosby-Seguin
    Stamkos-Tavares-Kessel
    Eichel-Toews-Mackinnon

    Suter-Doughty
    Keith-Pietrangelo
    Vlasic-Burns

    Quick
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    Holtby

    VS

    Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Tarasenko
    Kucherov-Malkin-Draisaitl
    Panarin-Backstrom-Forsberg
    Laine-Barkov-Kopitar

    Karlsson-Hedman
    Josi-OEL
    Chara-Vatanen

    Bobrovsky
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    NA. I’m not even sure team world could beat a locked in team canada over seven games.
     
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    Safe to say Keith's time in a Canadian sweater (or Team NA's) for best on best competitions is done, especially after this years performance.
     
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  5. Bear12Good

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    European teams very soft
     
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    Easily NA. Stacked
     
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    Those rosters are not exactly optimal

    Imagine refusing the opportunity to use the Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron line in order to play 50 point Toews as a 4C. And Chara-Vatanen? What? Ever heard of Hampus Lindholm?

    That team North America defense is pretty weak as well...I could see them getting exposed at the NHL level. As a Sharks fan, Vlasic and Burns can’t even handle the Vegas Golden Knights without giving up a ton of goals; how the hell can they be expected to do well in international play?

    Just a few guys I can’t imagine there aren’t better alternatives out there for:

    Eichel - Stone
    Toews - Bergeron
    Chara - Lindholm
    Vatanen - Klingberg

    After looking at team NA, I’m inclined to say the defense is actually just not very good. I’m not even sure there’s one North American LHD that I would consider a true elite #1 at this point. And, while I’m down on Burns and Vlasic, I’m not seeing any clear better picks. If you want offense, there’s certainly nobody better than Burns. A player like Seth Jones is better as a whole, but just offensively, Burns is definitely better.

    You guys might be overrating team NA. 3 of these defensemen (Keith, Vlasic, Burns) have fallen off a cliff, and are not as good as they used to be; there also aren’t any clearly superior replacements for these guys. I think Team World takes this one.
     
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    Alessandro Seren Rosso Registered User

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    In a single game? Can go either way ...
     
  9. SCampo98

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    This would be one hell of a series to watch though
     
  10. Edenjung

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    Rest of the World in a series.
    But in one game? Could go either way.
     
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    Why Chara and Vatanen? Theres so many better defensemen lol
     

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