ATD2011 Bob Cole Semi: (2) Tidewater Sharks vs. (3) Battle Creek Battalion

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  1. Dreakmur

    Dreakmur Registered User

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    Tidewater Sharks

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    Coach: Tommy Gorman

    Sweeney Schriner - Max Bentley - Larry Aurie (A)
    Bill Barber - Pat Lafontaine (A) - Alexander Mogilny
    Craig Ramsay - Troy Murray - Jimmy Peters
    Fred Scanlan - Keith Primeau - Corey Perry
    Harry Trihey - Art Farrell

    Chris Chelios (C) - Marcel Pronovost
    Craig Hartsburg - Ted Harris
    Steve Duchesne - Howard McNamara
    Mattias Norstrom - Harold Halderson

    Roy Worters
    Paddy Moran

    PP1:
    Bill Barber - Pat Lafontaine - Alexander Mogilny
    Max Bentley - Chris Chelios

    PP2:
    Sweeney Schriner - Keith Primeau - Larry Aurie
    Marcel Pronovost - Steve Duchesne

    PK1:
    Craig Ramsay - Troy Murray
    Chris Chelios - Marcel Pronovost

    PK2:
    Max Bentley - Jimmy Peters
    Ted Harris - Howard McNamara

    VS.

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    Coach: Boris Kulagin

    Paul Kariya - Mario Lemieux - Boris Mikhailov
    Vsevolod Bobrov - Bernie Federko - Harry Oliver
    Gilles Tremblay - Bob Bourne - Gary Dornhoefer
    Bob Davidson - Ray Getliffe - Marcel Bonin
    Don Grosso - Bronco Horvath

    Lionel Conacher - Jan Suchy
    Jim Schoenfeld - Andrei Markov
    Petr Svoboda - Stefan Persson
    Doug Jarrett - Bruce Driver

    Hap Holmes
    Tomas Vokoun

    PP1
    Paul Kariya - Mario Lemieux - Boris Mikhailov
    Jan Suchy - Stefan Persson

    PP2
    Vsevolod Bobrov - Bernie Federko - Harry Oliver
    Lionel Conacher - Andrei Markov

    PK1
    Bob Davidson - Bob Bourne
    Lionel Conacher - Jim Schoenfeld

    PK2
    Gilles Tremblay - Ray Getliffe
    Jan Suchy - Petr Svoboda

    PK3
    Mario Lemieux - Boris Mikhailov
    Lionel Conacher - Jan Suchy

    Hero Line
    Vsevolod Bobrov - Mario Lemieux - Boris Mikhailov
    Lionel Conacher - Jan Suchy​
     
  2. vancityluongo

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    Good luck to Battle Creek, here is to a good series. :) I'll try and sneak by after the Canucks game to post some thoughts.
     
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    Good luck to you too, sir. I'll try and get something in on Sunday or so, but not before that in all likelihood.

    For the record, Lemieux is my captain, with Mikhailov and Schoenfeld taking the A's.
     
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    I think the main focal point of this series will be wearing #66. No point arguing otherwise. Therefore, our main focus will be to deploy one of the best defensive units in the draft against the Lemieux line at all times.

    Obviously, no one is fully shutting down Mario, but taking away his wingers is a step in the right direction. There is no player in the draft that I'd be more comfortable with matching up against Mikhailov defensively than Craig Ramsay.
     
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    Heads up.

    Not sure when this series is set to end, but I'm gone until Wednesday so if I don't psrtake in the discussion, ya'll know why. Best of luck to everyone
     
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    I know Troy Murray won a Selke, but what else can you tell us about his defenisve play? If you plan on matching him against Mario, he's going to have a fairly big role in the outcome of the series.

    Chelios-Pronovost is a great shut-down pair.

    I don't know much about Kulagin at coach, other than he was one the Soviet coaches between Tarasov and Tikhonov who could never stick, and that he lost to Czechoslovakia more than he probably should have.
     
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    From the Chicago Blackhawks website:
     
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    I think the advantage Lemieux gives his top line is negated and then some by our big advantage on defense and in the bottom-6. We also probably have the coaching advantage, and home ice. Chelios-Pronovost will be against the Battalion's top lines at every opportunity. We're also perfectly comfortable with our second pairing matching up sporadically against any of Battle Creek's lines.

    Hopefully you can still get your say in Dwight. This should be a close one, and it's unfortunate we couldn't generate more of a discussion, as Hed was away too, but I think we're pretty confident on our side that we can pull off a victory here.
     
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    I apologize for not adding this earlier, but I once heard Troy Murray tell a story about shadowing Gretzky during his famous 53 game point streak at a Blackhawks Alumni dinner...

    Troy said he stuck to Gretzky all game, and was really proud of how good a job he was doing keeping Gretzky off the score sheet. As it got down to the end of the game, the Oilers had a one goal lead so Chicago pulled the goalie. Murray said Gretzky knocked down a D-to-D pass out of mid air at his own blueline, and was off for an empty netter to keep the streak going. That was game #44.

    Just a one game anecdote, so nothing huge, but it's a little more evidence of Troy Murray's defensive abilities.
     
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    Tidewater defeats Battle Creek in a hard-fought 7-game series, the closest-voted series of the round.

    3 stars:

    Lemieux
    Chelios
    Mikhailov

    also factors: Bentley, Schriner, Lafontaine, Kariya, Worters, Ramsay
     
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    Sick. I figured that's how things would go. Congrats to Battle Creek, you had a hell of a team.
     
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    Congrats boys. Wish I could've argued a bit - maybe would've swayed the vote, but ah well. Best of luck. Represent the Cole divison and make us proud! :D
     
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    Thanks. Good luck in future drafts!
     

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