OG 2010...will your team be better then?

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    Let's pretend that the NHL-players can play the OG 2010.
    How strong do your countries team look then compared to today do you think? Who are the keyplayers on your team?

    IMO the Swedish team is gonna be a little weaker than now. We won't have as big offensive stars as now. Bur our goaltending will be better. Probably the swedish team is gonna be more like Finland today. Key players will be Zetterberg, Alexander Steen, Sedins and Huselius among forwards. Öhlund, Kim Johnsson, Niklas Kronwall on defense. Henrik Lundqvist in net.
     
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    USA will be in a transition period and will stink, Russia will be a powerhouse again, Canada will still be a powerhouse, Czechs will be powerfull, Sweden weaker, Finland will continue to be finland and contend, Slovakia will be weak, Germany will be stronger.
     
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    The U.S. will stink? I don't know about that. Scoring punch will likely be an issue, but defense and goaltending should be top-notch.
     
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    I just don't think Brown, Parise, Kessel, Kesler, Jessimen, Schremp and O'Sullivan ect will be proven NHL stars at that point
     
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    I agree. I do however think there will be enough forward talent to support an excellent defense and goaltending group. That should be enough to be more than competitive. Besides, we are talking about another five or so years. That's quite a ways away.
     
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    Five years is quite a bit...but not a very long time. I think that not many players born later than 1987 will have any bigger impact on the teams. Most star players will be born between 1975 to 1987.
     
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    The U.S. will be much better. Most scorers put up their biggest numbers in their early twenties, become more complete players as they age.

    By 2010, the Yanks will have an impressive defense corps, the Russian will be loaded with firepower and Canada will be very, very strong. The biggest drop-off will be from Sweden.
     
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    Personally I think that Canada will dominate even more than now. They look good with Iginla, Heatley, Crosby, Lecavalier, Thornton, maybe Bertuzzi and Spezza etc up front. Luongo and maybe a veteran Brodeur in net. But who will play on defense? Pronger, Regehr, Bouwmeester, Redden?
     
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    Jackman, Bouwmeister, Phaneuf, Brewer, Regher to start with
     
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    A russian 1st line with Ovechin-Malkin-Kovalchuk wouldn't be halfbad...
    That could take them far! But who else have they got? Goalies, defense?
     
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    Perhaps the Russian line-up:

    Kovalchuk-Datsyuk-Ovechkin
    Zherdev-Malkin-Semin
    Shishkanov-Svitov-Perezhogin
    Shkotov-Kaigorodov-Suglobov

    Grebeshkov-Tyutin
    Volchenkov-Babchuk
    Vishnevski-Kondratiev


    Bryzgalov
    Medvedeev
    Barulin
     
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    I think this could be the russian line-up (frolov will be there)

    Ovechkin-Malkin-Semin
    Kovalchuk-Datsyuk-Radulov
    Frolov-Kaigorodov-Zherdev
    Saprykin-Chubarov-Lisin

    Extras:Grigorenko, Perezogin, Svitov (Chistov, Shishkanov,Samsonov also possible)

    Volchenkov-Markov
    Babchuk-Tyutin
    Vishnevski-Grebeshkov
    Semenov-D.Vorobiev

    (Kalinin, Kondratiev, D. Markov, K Koltsov,

    Bryzgalov
    Nabokov
    Khubbodin
     
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    That Russian line-up looks forward heavy, but then I don't know the young Russians so well. How do you think their D and goaltenders stack up against the US and Canada?
     
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    I think Slovakia can only improve as their forwards will be even more experienced by then and will have more NHL quality defensemen.

    Their team had a minor leaguer in Jaroslav Obsut on defense in the last World Cup, I don't think that will be the case next time around. (P.S. Not saying Jaroslav is a bad player but he doesn't compare to other countries dmen)

    If a great goalie and improved defense they definatly could contend.


    Teams to play: Canada, Russia, Finland, USA, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

    Maybe they should allow two more spots? Switzerland and Belarus.

    Switzerland is definatly improving, they already have two good goalies and a handful of defensive and offensive prospects could be ready by 2010.
     
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    Finland should be much much better since our best years are ahead of us.

    The chief should be an experienced and inspiring leader by then, our young forwards and D-men should be at the top of their game... and then we could have two (if not three...) superstar goalies...
     
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    There will be twelve teams.
     
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    What Nations do you expect would make it in if they allowed 12 teams?
     
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    I'd say Latvia and Austria could be there as well.
     
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