ATD2011 Foster Hewitt Prelims: (4) Pittsburgh Bankers vs. (5) Toronto Maple Leafs

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  1. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    PITTSBURGH BANKERS

    Manager: JFA87-66-99


    Head Coach: Frank Boucher
    Assistant Coach: Claude Ruel
    Captain:
    Assistant Captains:

    ROSTER:
    Valeri Kharlamov-Newsy Lalonde-Mike Gartner
    Alexander Yakushev-Bill Cowley-Harry Westwick
    Harry Smith-Pavel Datsyuk-Cully Wilson
    Alexei Guryshev-Dick Irvin -Mike Keane
    Spares:Haviland Routh

    Harry Cameron-Bill Barilko
    Mike Grant-Lars-Erik Sjoberg
    Jack Laviolette-Andre Dupont
    Spares: Jack Campbell

    Rogie Vachon
    Marc-Andre Fleury

    PP1:

    PP2:

    PK1:

    PK2:

    Round #1, 37th Overall- C Newsy Lalonde
    Round #2, 47th Overall- LW Valeri Kharlamov
    Round #3, 114th Overall- C Bill Cowley
    Round #4, 127th Overall- D Harry Cameron
    Round #5, 194th Overall- C Pavel Datsyuk
    Round #6, 207th Overall- LW Alexander Yakushev
    Round #7, 274th Overall- D Mike Grant
    Round #8, 287th Overall- RW Mike Gartner
    Round #9, 354th Overall- D Bill Barilko
    Round #10 367th Overall- G Rogie Vachon
    Round #11 434 Overall- W Harry Westwick
    Round #12 447th Overall- D Lars-Erik Sjoberg

    VS

    Toronto Maple Leafs
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    Head Coach:Toe Blake
    Assistant Coach:
    Captain: Ted Lindsay
    Assistant Captains:

    ROSTER
    #7 Ted Lindsay - #10 Joe Primeau - #9 Charlie Conacher
    #8 Rusty Crawford - #12 Eric Staal - #8 Ron Ellis
    #32 Steve Thomas- #8 Cooney Weiland-#44 Stephane Richer
    #26 Thomas Vanek, LW- #7 Gary Unger - #17 Bill Ezinicki
    Spares:#25 Peter Zezel #11 Jordan Staal


    #27 Scott Niedermayer - #2 Red Dutton
    #4 Ron Greschner -#10 Billy Coutu
    #3 Dion Phaneuf- #4 Dave Ellett
    Spares:#3 Sylvain Cote


    #1 Gump Worsley
    #30 Cam Ward
    #1 Reggie M. Lemelin

    PP1:#7 Ted Lindsay - #10 Joe Primeau - #9 Charlie Conacher #27 Scott Niedermayer #4 Dave Ellett spare #44 Stephane Richer


    PP2:#26 Thomas Vanek #12 Eric Staal - #8 Ron Ellis#4 Ron Greschner #3 Dion Phaneuf spare #44 Stephane Richer

    PK1:#12 Eric Staal - #8 Ron Ellis #27 Scott Niedermayer - #2 Red Dutton

    PK2:#26 Thomas Vanek, LW- #7 Gary Unger
    #4 Ron Greschner -#10 Billy Coutu


    Draft Picks:
    Round 1:26th Overall-#7 Ted Lindsay,LW
    Round 2:55th Overall-#9 Charlie Conacher, RW
    Round 3:106th Overall-#27 Scott Niedermayer, D
    Round 4:135th Overall-#10 Joe Primeau,C
    Round 5:186th Overall-#1 Gump Worsley, G
    Round 6:215th Overall-Toe Blake, Coach
    Round 7:266th Overall-#8 Rusty Crawford, LW
    Round 8:295th Overall-#2 Red Dutton, D
    Round 9:346th Overall-#8 Ron Ellis, RW
    Round 10:375th Overall-#8 Cooney Weiland, C
    Round 11:426th Overall-#12 Eric Staal,C
    Round 12:455th Overall-#4 Ron Greschner, D
    Round 13:506th Overall-#10 Billy Coutu,D
    Round 14:535th Overall-#3 Dion Phaneuf, D
    Round 15:586th Overall-#7 Gary Unger, C
    Round 16:615th Overall-#17 Bill Ezinicki, RW
    Round 17:666th Overall-#32 Steve Thomas, LW
    Round 18:695th Overall-#26 Thomas Vanek, LW
    Round 19:746th Overall- #44 Stephane Richer LW/RW
    Round 20:775th Overall- #4 Dave Ellet D
    Round 21:826th.Overall-#25 Peter Zezel, C
    Round 22:855th Overall #3 Sylvain Cote D
    Round 23:905th Overall -#30 Cam Ward G
    Round 24:935th Overall- #1 Reggie M. Lemelin G
    Round 25:986th Overall- #11 Jordan Staal C

    More bios are on page one of the bio thread for this draft

    #7 Ted Lindsay,LW

    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=755276

    Seasons 17
    Era 1Mid 1940's to mid 1960's
    RS 1068 379 472 851 1808
    PO 133 47 49 96 194
    NHL 1st All-Star Team 9 Times
    All Star Games 10
    Top 10 Goals 1946-47 (6)1947-48 (1)1948-49 (2)49-50 (9) 1950-51(6) 1951-52 (3)1952-53 (2)1953-54 (5)55-56 (6) 56-57(6)
    All Time Goal Leaders NHL Career (97) 379
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  2. TheDevilMadeMe

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    I can't see Pittsburgh's defensemen coming close to handling Toronto's dominant top line.

    On the other hand, Pittsburgh has great depth at forward, especially up the middle and could carry the play against Toronto's lower lines.

    Toe Blake is arguably the best coach ever; it will be interesting to see his gameplan here.
     
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    Apparently I thought more highly of the Bankers than everyone else did; their first line is absolutely lethal -- so dangerous and so speedy -- and there is strong scoring depth amongst the forward group. Cameron is a lower-end #1, but he's a great offensive guy, and he complements the forward group perfectly. He could do wonders moving the puck to some of these forwards. The team is obviously offensively inclined.

    Both teams in this series have weak goal-tending and a shallow blue line, and I don't really see any potential matchups that would significantly favor one team. This series might just turn into a high-scoring, power vs power match up between the forwards. Toronto's 1st line would dominate the matchup against any of Pittsburgh's lines due to stronger physical and two-way play, but Pittsburgh's first line has the speed and ability to strike quickly, and with Cowley and Datsyuk centering the 2nd and 3rd lines, they will probably control the flow of the game for the most minutes.
     
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    There were votes all over the map in this division. The two teams in this game were separated by a point.
     
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    Kharlamov-Lalonde-Gartner isnèt even far behind Toronto;s big line, which is their bread and butter because lets be honest after that the cupboard is pretty bare. The Datsyuk line would throttle any of Toronto defence pairs that doesnt have Niedermayer on the ice.
     
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    That really speaks more of the weakness of the Toronto defense though than the Datsyuk line offense, which I'm not that confident. The wingers of the Pittsburgh third line (which provide the goalscoring) are very weak as well.
     
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    I don't like Cameron as a #1. He has the skills to be a basement #1 perhaps, but it's known that he refused to take part in a training regimen, even when asked by his coach. His natural skills were so good, his teams kept bringing him back, despite this. But I don't think he'd have the endurance to handle #1 minutes in the modern, faster paced game if he won't train himself. It's a bigger problem when his partner is probably not top pairing quality, certainly not nearly as good as Red Dutton.

    Toronto had a fairly weak blueline, as well, but their too pairing is of higher quality IMO.

    Will Leaf Lander play his top pair with his top line to really dominate 20 minutes of the game at the expense of the other 40? Its an interesting call.
     
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    Both bluelines are a problem , might be high scoring full of turn-overs kind of games.
     
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    Man, this whole division was so offensive-minded... Nayld and Reen's teams too
     
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    Strength vs. Strength with both teams' top lines. Sub-par defenses for both, Worsley will have to win some games to make up for the lack of depth Toronto has compared to Pittsburgh.
     
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    how many cups did vachon win?
     
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    You guys missed one of my spares in Lorne Campbell on the roster part. I thought i had him in over guryshev.
     
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    I thought the same thing :D
     
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    Extremely weird division to judge for me. Lots of offense.

    This series is going to be the highest scoring of the prelim rounds I think. Could go either way.
     
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    I would just like to say that my team has the 2 best players and the best coach

    all the best
     
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    I would disagree with that. Its actually possible he has two of the best three honestly. I'm not sure which of Kharlamov and Conacher is better.
     
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    Valeri Kharlamov-Newsy Lalonde-Mike Gartner
    Alexander Yakushev-Bill Cowley-Harry Westwick
    Harry Smith-Pavel Datsyuk-Cully Wilson
    Alexei Guryshev-Dick Irvin -Mike Keane
    Spares:Haviland Routh

    Harry Cameron-Bill Barilko
    Mike Grant-Lars-Erik Sjoberg
    Jack Laviolette-Andre Dupont

    This is my 3rd all-time draft and this is by far the best team that I have put together. The thing I like about my team now is there is a littlbit of everything. I have plenty of skilled players but I also added some nice tough guys too in Harry Westwick,Cully Wilson,Andre Dupont. this would be a good series butI think the Bankers have too much offensive depth for the maple leafs and there defense wouldn't be able to handle the shift after shift of skilled players.
     
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    The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Pittsburgh Bankers in overtime of game 3.

    3 stars:
    1. Ted Lindsay
    2. Valerei Kharlamov
    3. Charlie Conacher
     
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    Very close series, just as expected!
     
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    BS! I didn't even realize it was time to vote, I figured I get a Pm. Congrats to Toronto
     
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    if it makes u feel better i didnt vote either;)


    didn't know it was time to vote!
     

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