Russian top 6 vs. Canadian top 6

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Best Top 6 in Natural Position

  1. Russia

    48.2%
  2. Canada

    48.2%
  3. Murica

    3.5%
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  1. Ainec

    Ainec Banned

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    Natural positions only (sorry Bergeron)

    Ovechkin - Kuznetsov - Kucherov
    Panarin - Malkin - Tarasenko


    Marchand - McDavid - Stone
    Hall or Benn - Crosby - Marner

    Hall/Benn cannot substitute for Marner or Stone
     
  2. KoozNetsOff 92

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    OV > Marchand
    Kuznetsov < McDavid
    Kucherov > Stone

    Panarin < Hall
    Malkin = Crosby
    Tarasenko > Marner

    Russia
     
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    Marchand, Hall/Benn and Crosby is basically a wash with Ovechkin, Panarin and Malkin, and others might not agree but I think Stone is pretty much a wash with Tarasenko at this point as well. Basically comes down to whether you want McDavid/Marner or Kuznetsov/Kucherov, and personally I'd take the best player in the game.
     
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    Russians are bad defensively and Ovechkin is not world championship level player not to talk about Best on best national teams he shouldnt make even teams like Denmark.. Canada has clear edge. I dont think Kuznetsov Ovechkin Panarin or Tarasenko would even make Canada's roster Kucherov and Malkin would they are good players, but Malkin is also bad defensively i would argue worse overall hockey player than lets say Bergeron.
     
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    Offensively, Russia by few
    Defensively, Canada by far
    So overall, Canada
     
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    Hands down the Centers on Canada but the wingers on Russia outweigh that plus they have Malkin.

    Russia
     
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    What’s the point of this if you don’t list the best available players?? Marner top 6 Canadien...
     
  9. moropanov

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    Ovechkin Tarasenko definitely wouldnt make Canada's roster. Kuznetsov is debatable he wouldnt make it as centre but could have change if he played winger role.
     
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    Huh?

    what are you talking about!
     
  11. Mitch nylander

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    How About

    Hall/Benn - Crosby- Mcdavid
    Marchand - Mackinnon/Bergeron - Tavares/Mackinnon/Seguin/Scheifele/Giroux

    If canada Stacks it. It's them for me.

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    With The current Lineup I like Russias more.
     
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    Mitch nylander One of the biggest fans from a bipolar fanbase

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    No way. The guy just won the conn smythe and is still one of the/if not the best current goal scorer.
     
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    Considering Canada would likely go with:

    MacKinnon - McDavid - Hall
    Crosby - Bergeron - Marchand

    In their top 6; I don't think it's up for debate really.
    That first line would skate circles around everyone.
    That second line would have the puck all night and score at will.

    In terms of the debate on the OP, it actually might be the Russian team.
     
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    literally stated in the op why Bergeron, a center is omitted

    jesus ik the world cup line was a thing
     
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    Ovechkin and malkin have been terrible on the national team
     
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    The only reason you arbitrarily decided to limit it to natural positions only, was so that it would be artificially close.
     
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    Hey guys, Russia's best vs Canada's not best. who wins?!
     
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    first line in the OP is "natural positions only." Yet you have 4 natural centers.

    The OP listed pretty good lines, if he went by best at each position. I voted for Russia by a hair. Malkin matches Crosby, and the Russian wingers make up for the McDavid factor.
     
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    Went with Russia.
     
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    First off, we all know centers are valued more than wingers. Stack a team with centers and it will collect some votes from the crowd that values player's capable of playing the hardest forward position (me included).

    Second, stop being so sensitive and whiny. Maybe I should make lopsided polls that get locked like Russia's wingers vs Canada's wingers.

    I would have put the substitute option of Giroux in the Canadian section if he played RW. The only omission really is Bergeron for the non position crowd that can't read. Which is stated in the first line of OP
     
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    This is not Canada's top 6 forwards, it is Russia's.

    Sensitive & whiny? My favourite players are generally Russians, as they are typically more dynamic and exciting to watch than Canadians. If I had a reason to be sensitive, it would be to favour the Russians.
     
  22. Ainec

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    yeah let's whine about the definition of "Top 6" and forget the premise is natural positions, not whiny

    it's like going in a Preds D vs Sharks D poll and asking why forwards aren't included
     
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    meh. w/e winger choices too
     
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    Voted murica because of spelling. But i'd go with Canada
     
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    Russia weak like girl.
     

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