Team Canada Line Combos you'd like to see?

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  1. Knucklez

    Knucklez Registered User

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    What are some line combos you'd like to see for Team Canada at the WC? I've got a few.

    Smyth-Thornton-St Louis
    -This line has EVERYTHING. Grit and net crashing with Smyth, a great mix of stregnth, finesse, playmaking and scoring with Thornton, and speed and moves with St Louis. They're all great finishers too.

    Smyth-Sakic-Iginla
    -Sakic and Iginla are great together. Smyth adds grit.

    Heatley-Sakic-Iginla
    -Just a pure, deadly scoring line.

    Doan-Richards-St Louis
    -Chemistry will be important, and Richy and Marty have it. Doan is a solid all around player.

    Well I guess my dream power forward line of Iginla-Thornton-Bertuzzi won't be becoming a reality :(

    Maltby-Draper-Morrow
    -A GREAT grinding line that can kill penalties.

    As far as defence, I'd like to see Jovo and Regehr together, or Regehr and Niedermayer. I think if you mix Regehr's tough, stay-at-home style with Nieds' or Jovo's offensive ability, it would make for a great duo.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. arrbez

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    personally, i want to see 2 lines at some point in the tournament.

    i think a line of Richards, Sakic, Healtey would be incredible. arguably (very very arguably) the 3 best shots in the tournament on the same line

    also Morrow, Thornton, Iginla would be a punishing line. pitty bertuzzi couldnt make it to take the left wing spot, but that's ok

    additionally, we should kidnap simon gagne and replace him with lecavalier. and have lecavalier, lemieux, smyth

    for defense, i'd like to keep blake and foot together. and then have niedermayer and pronger. and mix-and-match the final 4 defensemen depending on the opponent
     
  3. Vincent Vega

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    Maltby - Draper - Doan
    Maltby - Draper - Yzerman

    Both lines have awesome chemistry and the ability to chip in offensivly.
     
  4. ShippinItDaily

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    I agree with what you are saying about Regehr. I think putting him with Scott Neidermyer would be absolutely perfect.

    My forward lines:

    Smyth - Sakic - Iginla
    Lemieux - Richards - St. Louis
    Gagne - Thornton - Heatley
    Doan - Draper - Yzerman

    I think the first line has all the elements and will be a threat at all times.
    Lemieux , IMO, will really help calm Richards and St. Louis and those 3 will flow beautifully.
    Gagne adds speed for Thornton and Heatley, who arent fast but dominate physicaly.
    The last line is the best checking line possible, who will add some key offence.
     
  5. Burnaby_Joe*

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    Gagne Sakic Iginla
    Lemieux Thornton Heatley
    Smyth Marleau St.Louis
    Morrow Draper Yzerman

    Niedermayer Foote
    Jovanovski Blake
    Pronger Redden

    Brodeur
     
  6. kmad

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    Doan, Draper, and Maltby will almost assuredly be together. The only reason Draper and Maltby were selected was due to their incredible chemistry with eachother and with Shane Doan.
     
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    I would love to see St. Louis and Mario on the same line.
     
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    WeHaveBeenFletched even the llama laughs at the mascot.

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    wasnt the Gagne/Sakic/Iginla line one of the top lines in the whole Olympics in 2002? ya think they might keep that line together or at least see if it still could click like it did in 2002. ?
     
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    St.Louis Lemieux Iginla
    Smyth Sakic Heatley
    Gagne Thorton Yzerman
    Doan Draper Maltby

    Niedermayer Pronger
    Foote Blake
    Jovo Redden
     
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    That's the good old 2003 World Championship Internation Grindline !!!!!
     
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    Iginla Sakic Gagné
    Heatley Lemieux St.Louis
    Richards Thornton Yzerman
    Doan Draper Smyth

    Regehr Niedermayer
    Blake Pronger
    Leopold Jovo
    Redden Foote

    Brodeur
     
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    colonel_korn Luuuuuuuuuu....lay?

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    I suspect you won't see that defense pairing on Team Canada.
     
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    Leopold is American.....this is team Canada

    Not Team US
     
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    I really don't think that this pair will be possible !!!!!
     
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    St.Louis Lemieux Heatley -> Just ouch. I think Heatley can still learn a lot from Mario, Kinda like how Mario learned from Gretz in the 87 Canada Cup. Pass along the wisedom to the next gen of great Canadian talent

    Smyth Sakic Iginla -> Sakic and Iggy played great in 2002, Smyth adds a presence in front of the net.

    Gagne Thorton Yzerman -> Not sure how these guys would gel, but it has all the pieces

    Doan Draper Maltby - >grind line


    Niedermayer Brewer - > played great together in the World Championships
    Pronger Blake -> What can't they do?
    Jovo Redden -> Both have the ability to jump up into the play and are smart
    enough to not both do it at the same time

    Brodeur - > is there a question really?
    Luongo -> If Brodeur gets hurt he is a fine backup.
     
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    Richards Sakic Iginla
    Lemieux Thornton Heatley
    Smyth Marleau St Louis
    Maltby Draper Doan
    Gagne Yserman Morrow

    I love this first line Richards can dish like crazy him with Sakic and Iggy would be magic.

    Second line all size skill and finesse the defense would have an incredibly hard time containing this line..

    Third line all speed and guts all three of these guys can fly and go to the danger areas to get goals. Very creative potential on this line.

    4th line pure checkers here folks they will grind the other teams top lines into submission. A little pop to keep the defenders weary.

    5th line has a little everything speed skill grit leadership any of these guys can fill in for an injury properly on any of the 4 first lines.

    Defense

    Pronger Blake
    Redden Niedermayer
    Jovanovski Foote
    Regher Brewer

    D Pair 1 devistation size toughness power skill they have it all.

    D pair 2 pure puck controll these two can thread the needle the other team will have to be aware of forwards deep at the far blue line. Very positionally sound these two not big hitters but wont get caught.

    D pair 3 these two compliment each other beautifully both are smash mouth defensmen one is tremendous defensively and one is great at joining the rush no fun to play against these two.

    D Pair 4 Great depth guys can play the smash mouth game and can fill into the top 6 if an injury occurs no prolblem.

    Brodeur
    Luongo
    Belfore

    I dont think we have to say much here.


    These are the lines and team I would have went with.

    Richards Sakic Iginla
    Bertuzzi Thornton Heatley
    Lemieux Lecavalier St Louis
    Madden Primeau Doan
    Smyth Marleau Yserman

    Love the D would but would have deleted Brewer for McCabe

    no complaints on the goaltenders.
     
  17. Knucklez

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    I'm sure they will.
     
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    Heatley Thornton St Louis
    Richards Sakic Iginla
    Lemieux Marleau Gagne
    Doan Draper Smyth/Yzerman

    Blake Foote
    Niedermayer Regher
    Pronger Jovo

    Brodeur

    They might as well hand over the gold medal to us now! :yo:
     
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    Gagné - Sakic - Iginla
    Lemieux - Richards - Heatley
    Maltby - Draper - Doan
    Smyth - Thornton - St-Louis

    Foote - Blake
    Regehr - Niedermayer
    Pronger - Jovanovski

    Brodeur
    Belfour
    Luongo
     
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    Lemieux-Thornton-Heatley
    Marleau-Richards-St Louis
    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla
    Maltby-Draper-Doan

    Defence: i d0n't really care, they'll be fine

    Goaltending: see defence
     
  21. detredWINgs

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    Gagne-Sakic-Iginla is pratically already in stone
    Maltby-Draper-Doan...that is set in stone, but....maybe they'll think of something really cool that I dont even know about
     
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    Brendan Morrow - Joe Thornton - Dany Heatly
    Simon Gagne - Joe Sakic - Jarome Iginla
    Martin St. Louis - Brad Richards - Mario Lemieux
    Kirk Maltby - Kris Draper - Shane Doan

    Ryan Smyth - Steve Yzerman - Patrick Marleau


    Rob Blake - Adam Foote
    Scott Niedermayer - Ed Jovanovski
    Wade Redden - Chris Pronger

    Eric Brewer - Robyn Regher


    Martin Brodeur
    Roberto Luongo

    Ed Belfour

    Only can dress 20 players including the goaltenders, so there are going to be 6 guys every game that will not be playing. I can't see Mario playing all the games and who knows what injuries will come up between now and then.
     
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