Your "all-omissions" team?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by The Nemesis, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. The Nemesis

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    Ideally I'd wait for the Russian roster announcement (by which I mean a confirmed one, not the rumored one in that other topic), but why not get started now. I thought it might be fun to make your own "all-omissions" team to mirror the type of tournament all-star team that gets made at the end.

    The idea is simple:

    pick a squad of 1 goalie, 2 defencemen, and 3 forwards who you feel deserved a chance to be on their countries' olympic rosters. You can pick an all-omissions 2nd team if you feel you have enough players in mind to do so.

    Just to make things interesting, I'm going to stipulate that you can't choose more than 2 players from any one nation, and that any single group of 6 players has to represent at least 4 countries. That way we don't end up with everyone putting in all-canadian and/or all-american teams. You can use guys who pulled out or refused to play if you want, but it's more interesting to pick people who just weren't chosen.

    You can nominate guys on a nation's taxi squad to your all-omissions team if you want.

    One last thing, please don't pick on other people for their choices. This isn't a "pick the 6 most glaring omissions" contest, it's just a fun little diversion for people to make their own judgement calls. If you don't like, for example, that I put in Ludemann from Germany over someone else, don't get mad, just put that someone else on your squad.

    My team:

    Goal
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    -Ryan Miller (USA)

    Defence
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    -Mirkko Ludemann (Germany) *he sort of left on his own, but was also in a way pushed out because he didn't like former coach Greg Poss*

    -Roman Hamrlik (Czech Republic)

    Forwards
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    -Patrick Marleau (Canada)

    -Tim Connolly (USA)

    -Jussi Jokinen (Finland)
     
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    Klesla (CZE) - Mara (USA)
    Joseph (CAN)
     
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    Shannahan (CAN)-Marleau (CAN)-Morozov(RUS)
    Hamerlik(CZE)-Tverdosvky(RUS)
    Miller(USA)​
     
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    Hey, someone had to :propeller
     
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    Marleau, CuJo, Brylin.... You could make a Cup-candidate 23 man roster of the guys left out.
     
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    Linden - Morrison - Cooke
    McCarthy - Baumgartner
    Cloutier
     
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    Health notwithstanding, I'll do a Canadian one:

    Lemieux Stall Crosby
    Shanahan Spezza Murray
    Ryder Marleau Tanguay
    Peca Savard Primeau
    Yzerman

    McCabe Boyle
    Phillips Phaneuf
    Desjardins Jackman
    Boynton

    Joseph
    Theodore
    Belfour
    That's a pretty fine team if you ask me.
     
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    Purely Russia:

    Samsonov-Brylin-Morozov
    Semin-Zvinovjev-Korolyuk
    Zherdev-Federov-Slava Kozlov
    Antipov-Taratukhin-Mogilny
    Vorobiev

    Zubov-Tverdosvky
    Kyluash-Vishnevsky
    Kalinin-Zyuzin
    Vyshedkevich

    Sokolov
    Zvyagin
    Barulin (Koshechkin)



    I bet this team would beat Slovakia!
     
  9. Brad Stuart should be on the team over Desjardins, Jackman, and Boynton.

    EDIT---Also, replace Murray with Bergeron. Murray is a shadow of his former self, while Bergeron can be counted on to fill a two-way role.
     
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    No Kariya?
     
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    I agree, Bergeron, Stuart, Kariya along with Sullivan, J.Smith, Brewer and Briere should have been included. In my haste I didn't think through the list as much as I should have. Here's a revised team and this time I'll drop players with health questions:

    Kariya Stall Crosby
    Shanahan Spezza Sullivan
    Ryder Savard Tanguay
    Briere Marleau Bergeron
    Peca

    McCabe Boyle
    Phillips Phaneuf
    Stuart Brewer
    J.Smith

    Joseph
    Theodore
    Belfour

    Taxi Squad: Boynton, Murray, Madden

    In all honest, I think this team would be a medal contender. That defense is just amazing.
     
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    Meszaros was named to Slovakia's roster

    As for my team I'd go with

    LW Holmstrom (SWE)
    C Staal (CAN)
    RW Kotalik (CZE)
    D Leetch (USA)
    Zubov (RUS)
    G Nittymaki (FIN)
     
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