Potential World Cup Rosters

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  1. Vincent Vega

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    CANADA:

    Paul Kariya - Joe Sakic - Jarome Iginla
    Todd Bertuzzi - Joe Thorton - Glen Murray
    Ryan Smyth - Mike Peca - John Madden
    Simon Gagne - Vinny Lecavalier - Jeff O'Neill
    EX: Brendan Shanahan

    Scott Niedermayer - Chris Pronger
    Ed Jovanovski - Adam Foote
    Wade Redden - Rob Blake
    EX: Derek Morris

    Martin Brodeur
    Roberto Luongo
    3rd: Marty Turco
     
  2. Riddarn

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    Perhaps. But the coach of the swedish national team, Nilsson, usually go for guys with a bit more speed than the Sedins. I wouldn't be surprised if some guys from the SEL makes it, like Jörgen Jönsson or Peter Nordström, or why not some NHL player that isn't established as a full time starter yet. Thinking mainly of Mattias Weinhandl and Christian Berglund. I also wouldn't be so surprised to see Niklas Kronwall, Dick Tärnström or Daniel Tjärnqvist as a spare defender either..
     
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    I would say the toughest positon to fill would be Canada in nets.

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Turco
    Theodore
    Lalime.

    So many others that could have a chance.
     
  4. Vincent Vega

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    I'll try a Sweden:

    Henrik Zetterberg - Peter Forsberg - Markus Naslund
    Kristian Huselius - Mats Sundin - Daniel Alfredsson
    Mikael Renberg - Mikeal Nylander - PJ Axelsson
    Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Tomas Holmstrom

    Nik Lidstrom - Niklas Kronwall
    Mattias Ohlund - Mattias Norstrom
    Kim Johnsson - Marcus Ragnarsson

    Tommy Salo
    Mikeal Tellqvist
    Johan Hedberg
     
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    I haven't put a lot of thought into their potential replacements but if Ovechkin, Grigorenko and Polushin are all amoung the top 12 Russian forwards, they are going to have a very difficult tournament....

    Also, for Team USA, I'd have to give Jason Blake a lot of consideration. He'd be dynamite on a big ice surface.

    As per Finland having no stars outside of Ruutu....Wow, not even sure how to respond to that one.

    Ruutu has a long way to go before he can be mentioned in the same category as Selanne and Koivu. Jokinen is also developing into a very good player and will be crucial for the Finns.
     
  6. Riddarn

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    Centers huh? First of all, Zetterberg is a natural center so you could just move him down and put PJ at left wing with Forsberg and Naslund. Then there are others who can play center, Mats Lindgren, Samuel Påhlsson, Henrik Sedin and Andreas Johansson (predators) I think. There are also a few good centers in the SEL to be considered, like Jörgen Jönsson or Johan Davidsson. Other than that, I like the look of your team :)

    I've been playing with the thought of reuniting an old world junior championships line of Forsberg - Lindgren - Näslund. That way Foppa and Nazzy can be ultra offensive and they have a great defensive center backing them up. It would also adress the problem with Forsberg taking faceoffs.. This is assuming that Lindgren can stay healthy, which isn't too likely. ;)
     
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    Lindgren underwent back surgery the other day. The recovery time is "indefinite" but is thought to be "weeks". Hopefully this surgery fixes the problem. Apparently the injury he sustained lifting weights a year ago is still the problem. What I don't understand is why this surgery wasn't done during the offseason.

    Edit: They're saying early december at the earliest. The real question is not how soon he comes back, but rather whehter the back problem really is chronic.
     
  8. Vincent Vega

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    Team USA:

    John LeClair - Jeremy Roenick - TonyAmonte
    Keith Tkachuk - Mike Modano - BillGuerin
    Mike York - Doug Weight - Brett Hull
    Brian Rolston - Chris Drury - David Legwand

    Brian Leetch - Derian Hatcher
    Tom Poti - Aaron Miller
    Keith Carney - Brian Rafalski

    Mike Dunham
    Rick DiPietro
     
  9. Predatore

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    I can't see why you would want to play those three.. I would rather re-unite Foppa and Näslund with Niklas Sundström.

    Those three combined for 69(!) points during the 92/93 World Junior Championships.
     
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    btw.. here's my stab at the Swedish team

    Code:
    Niklas Sundström - Peter Forsberg - Markus Näslund
    Henrik Zetterberg - Mats Sundin - Daniel Alfredsson
    Kristian Huselius - Michael Nylander  - Mikael Renberg
    Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - PJ Axelsson
    
    Nicklas Lidström - Mattias Norström
    Mattias Öhlund - Kim Johnsson
    Kenny Jönsson - Dick Tärnström
    
    Mikael Tellqvist
    Tommy Salo
    Henrik Lundqvist
    
    
    [I]did not quite make it[/I]
    Tomas Holmström
    Magnus Arvedson
    Jörgen Jönsson
    Peter Nordström
    Daniel Tjärnqvist
    Henrik Tallinder
    Andreas Johansson
    Marcus Ragnarsson
    comments:
    Not a very realistic squad perhaps (too much offense.. Hardy wants a lot of defensively responsible players.. meaning that Jörgen Jönsson, Peter Nordström and Arvedson will probably play from start.. on a checking line).
    No Zetterberg at center.. I want to have the Sedins on the team.. so he'll have to settle with playing wing on Sundin's line.
     
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    Are you sure you want two puck-egomaniacs like Huselius and Nylander on the same line? :) Looks pretty ok though, although I think it would be a better team on big ice with international rules..
     
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    actually I thought about that actually, and perhaps a better idea would be to switch Huselius and Zetterberg.. although I would really want to see Z on a line with Sudden.
     
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    My stab at Canada's roster:

    Kariya-Thornton-Bertuzzi
    Gange-Sakic-Iginla
    Smyth-Peca-Madden
    Shanahan-Lecavalier-O'Neil
    Extras: St.Louis, Carter

    Jovanovski-Pronger
    Niedermayer-Redden
    Blake-Foote
    Extras: Brewer

    Brodeur
    Giguere
    Turco

    I might as well put in my American one too:

    Leclair-Roenick-Amonte
    Tkachuk-Modano-Guerin
    Drury-Weight-Hull
    Langenbrunner-Marchant-Deadmarsh

    Poti-Leetch
    Schneider-Hatcher
    Rafalski-Carney

    Dunham
    DiPietro
    Johnson
     
  14. Master Kush

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    What do you all think of the Czech's this time around?

    I think, hopefully, they've learned from '02 and decide to put holik and bonk on this team. Those two would definantly help in games played in N.A.
    Here's my best line-up, though I may be forgetting someone:


    Havlat - Straka - Jagr
    Elias - Bonk - Hejduk
    Prospal - Lang - Sykora
    ***** - Holik - *****

    And depending on who plays well this season, the other spots could go to:
    Cajanek
    Hemsky
    Vasicek
    Reichel (always seems to play well internationally)
    Hrdina
    And Sejna, Dvorak, Rucinsky, Stefan, Vrbata, Varada are long shots.


    One area the Czech's will drastically improve is in their D this time around.

    Kaberle - Hamrlik
    Fischer - Rachunek
    Klesla? - Kubina?

    And last pair could be filled by any two of Klesla, Kubina, Modry, Spacek, Kuba, Skoula.

    As for Goalie:
    Hasek? If not, Czechmanek, Vokoun, Turek..
     
  15. Vincent Vega

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    Czech:

    Patrick Elias - Petr Sykora - Jaromir Jagr
    Martin Straka - Radek Bonk - Martin Havlat
    Josef Vasicek - Bobby Holik - Jan Hrdina
    Ales Hemsky - Petr Cajanek - Milan Hejduk

    Roman Hamrlik - Karel Rachunek
    Jiri Fischer - Tomas Kaberle
    Rostislav Klesla - Jaroslav Spacek

    Dominik Hasek
    Roman Czechmanek
    Tomas Vokoun
     
  16. Vincent Vega

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    Russia:

    Sergei Samsonov - Sergei Fedorov - Ilya Kovalchuk
    Stanislav Chistov - Pavel Datsyuk - Alexander Ovechkin
    Alexei Kovalev - Alexei Yashin - Alexander Frolov
    Alesky Morozov - Victor Kozlov - Igor Grigorenko

    Sergei Zubov - Andrei Markov
    Sergei Gonchar - Anton Volchenkov
    Dmitri Kalinin - Anton Babchuk

    Nikolai Khabibulin
    Evgeni Nabokov
    Igor Bryzgalov
     
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    I really hope that Owen Nolan and Lindros are not on the Canadian team, they were both good but there time has passed, let's see new blood in there. Also, has good as they both are, I don't see room for both Peca and Madden.

    My team Canada:

    Forwards
    Murray-Thorton-Bertuzzi
    Kariya-Sakic-Iginla
    Gagne-Lemieux-Lecavilier (the french connection, wow :handclap: )
    Smyth-Madden-Heatley (assuming he can play by then)
    Extras-Oneil and just to be different Rick Nash (gain experience).

    On a international ice surface I don't know if Murray would be on my team, but on the north american surface, I see no doubt. Plus he and Thorton have great Chemistry, and add Big Bert, Look out no one will get the puck from them in the corners. Lecavilier could definately play out of position on that french line, and if Gagne does not regain form he can be replaced. That is my 4 extremely solid lines. So many other player to choose from if someone tanks between now and then but that is my wishful forwards.

    Defence
    Neidemayer-Pronger
    Blake-Redden
    Javanoski-MacInnis *Al's last triumph if healthy
    extra: Morris or Brewer

    Goal
    Who knows where to start here, no matter who they choose it will be a strength.

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Lalime *homer pick

    Giguerre, Turco, Burke, Theodore. If they take 2 of the more experienced goalies I really hope they take Luongo or Fleury along for the experience because they will be carrying us in the future.

    Coaching Staff
    Martin
    Murray
    Hitchcock
     
  18. Burke's Evil Spirit

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    I guess I'll throw my hat into the Team Canada speculation...

    Kariya-Sakic-Bertuzzi
    Smyth-Lemieux-Thornton
    Richards-Lecavalier-Iginla
    Madden-Peca-Lindros

    Ex: Simon Gagne, Steve Rucchin

    Lindros, Thornton and Richards are out of position...I don't know if Thornton can play RW, but I know Richards and Lindros have played on the wings.

    Foote-Jovanovski
    Pronger-Niedermayer
    Redden-Morris

    Ex: Jay Bouwmeester

    Martin Brodeur
    Marty Turco

    Ex: Roberto Luongo

    That was fun.
     
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    I think this will be the team that takes the ice for the U.S. Very similar in composition to that if the '96 World Cup team, except no Mike Richter. I think Dunham could get the job done though. Great set of forwards, and a nice mix on D.
     
  20. Mr. Canucklehead

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    My thoughts for the World Cup Canadian Roster...

    Iginla-Thornton-Bertuzzi(power forwards unite!)
    Heatley-Lecavalier-Lemieux
    Smyth-Peca-Sakic
    St. Louis-O'Neil-Kariya

    Jovanovski-Pronger
    Redden-Blake
    Foote-Bouwmeester

    Goalies: (take your pick)
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Martin Brodeur
    Marty Turco
    Patrik Lalime
    Roberto Luongo

    ~Canucklehead~
     
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    I think Canada has to take a look at thier 2002 team and ask themselves: Who doesn't belong anymore??

    My responces:
    - Joseph
    - Belfour (maybe not, but he'll probably retire by then anyways.)
    - Fleury (It's almost certain he won't be there.)
    - MacInnis (Will he be too old this time, or retired allready?)
    - Yzerman (Probably be retired by then.)

    Obviously we don't want to be complacent, but the team won last time, and if we can revove as few of those pieces as possible, that would be best.
     
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    This roster looks good, I'd consider these changes:

    Todd Marchant or Jason Blake for Legwand (provided he doesn't develop as expected)

    Paul Mara or Jordan Leopold - if he develops - for Aaron Miller. Miller is good enough to be there, but will probably be injured as always.
     
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    dumb, dumb play by bert. that was a penalty. stop yapping.
     
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    My stab at Team Canada

    Based on the assumptions of : Yzerman, MacInnis retiring

    Bertuzzi-Thornton-Murray
    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Kariya-Lemieux-Heatley (if ready) - switch Gagne for Kariya for more defensive balance
    Smyth-Peca-Madden
    13th forward : Lecavalier
    O'Neill in for Heatley if he's not ready/healthy

    Jovanovski-Blake
    Pronger-Niedermayer
    Redden-Foote
    7th d-man : Barrettt Jackman

    Brodeur
    Belfour
    Luongo
     
  25. Vincent Vega

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    I made some changes to my team Canada lineup.

    Brendan Shanahan is out for Martin St. Louis.

    St. Louis brings us more speed and skill. We already have enough grit upfront - Bertuzzi, Thornton, Iginla, Smyth, Peca, Madden, Morrow and O'Neill

    Glen Murray is out for Mario Lemieux.

    I think Glen Murray is a good player and has amazing chemistry with Joe Thornton but Mario Lemieux is.....well do I have to explain?

    Simon Gagne is out for Brendan Morrow.

    Simon Gagne has been underperforming this season and Brendan Morrow would also be a better fit on the 4th line.

    Derek Morris is out for Jay Bouwmeester.

    Jay Bouwmeester is the next big defenseman and really should that at the World Championships by winning best defenseman.

    Marty Turco is out for Marc-Andre Fleury

    M.A Fleury has been amazing this season and along with Roberto Luongo will form an incredibly dangerous duo in the nets for Canada for a long, long, long time. An expierence like this at 18 will be great for him.

    CANADA:

    Paul Kariya - Joe Sakic - Mario Lemieux
    Todd Bertuzzi - Joe Thorton - Jarome Iginla
    Ryan Smyth - Mike Peca - John Madden
    Brendan Morrow - Vinny Lecavalier - Jeff O'Neill
    EX: Martin St. Louis

    Scott Niedermayer - Chris Pronger
    Ed Jovanovski - Adam Foote
    Wade Redden - Rob Blake
    EX: Jay Bouwmeester

    Martin Brodeur
    Roberto Luongo
    3rd: Marc-Andre Fleury
     
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