What if the Original 6 still existed today?

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  1. MarkovtoSubban

    MarkovtoSubban Registered User

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    6 teams, no draft, each team gets first pick from a region they farm:

    Even with the game gone global, Ontario rules the world.

    Leafs are powerhouse just with kids from their own backyard.

    Boston Bruins
    (New England States, Alberta, Slovakia)

    Hossa-Kopitar-Iginla
    Gaborik-Hanzal-Doan
    Smyth-Little-Whitney
    Upshall-Boyle-Callahan

    Chara-Visnovsky
    Phaneuf-Green
    Whitney-Yandle

    Ward
    Halak

    On the farm:
    Pacioretty, MacArthur,Armstrong
    McCarthy, Ferriero, Setoguchi
    Bouwmeester, Carlson
    DiPietro

    Chicago Blackhawks
    (Midwestern States, Manitoba, Czech rep.)

    Penner-Toews-Kessel
    Elias-Pavelski-Backes
    Parise-Zajac-Havlat
    M.Michalek-Plekanec-Langenbrunner

    Keith-Byfuglien
    Suter-E.Johnson
    Kaberle-Kubina

    Vokoun
    Anderson

    On the farm:
    Stepan-Steckel-Wheeler-Hemsky
    Martin-Z.Michalek
    J.Johnson-Sauer
    Gologoski-Liles
    Pavelec

    Detroit Red Wings
    (North Central States, B.C., Sweden)

    Sedin-Sedin-Kesler
    Malone-Backstrom-Zetterberg
    Lucic-Modano-Erickson
    Rolston-Legwand-Alfredsson

    Lidstrom-Weber
    Brewer-Karlsson
    Hedman-Rafalski

    Miller
    Price

    On the Farm:
    Holmstrom-Franzen
    Booth-Umberger-E.Kane
    Enstrom-Gorges
    Lehtonen

    Montreal Canadiens
    (Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Finland)

    LeCavalier-Crosby-St. Louis
    M.Koivu-B.Richards-Selanne
    Clowe-Briere-Giroux
    Cleary-Bergeron-T.Ruutu

    Pitkanen-Letang
    Beauchemin-Robidas
    Vlasic-Timmonen

    Luongo
    Brodeur

    On the Farm:
    S.Koivu-Talbot-Ribeiro-Ott-Bouchard
    MacDonald-Salo-Bouillon
    Fleury
    Rinne

    New York Rangers
    (Rest of USA, Russia, Saskatchewan)

    Ovechkin-Getzlaf-P.Kane
    Morrow-Malkin- Kovalchuk
    Ryan-Datsyuk-Brown
    Hartnell-Marleau-Gionta

    Markov-Komisarek
    Gonchar-L.Schenn
    Orpik-Myers

    Bryzgalov
    Howard

    On the Farm:
    Gomez-Cole-Kovalev-B.Schenn
    Volchenkov-Hainsey
    Khabibulin

    Toronto Maple Leafs

    (Central Ontario, North Ontario, Southwest Ontario)

    Heatley-Thornton-Perry
    Stamkos-Tavares-Nash
    E.Staal-Spezza-Carter
    M.Richards-J.Staal-Sharp

    Pronger-Doughty
    M.Staal-Boyle
    Jovanovski-Burns

    Roloson
    Hiller

    On the Farm:
    Fisher-Neal-Stewart
    Cammalleri-Duchene-Horton
    Subban
    Ellis
     
  2. Killion

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    Wow. What a concept Kyle. The mind just boggles. Im not being facetious or a smart ass, just not somthing Ive ever considered. The mind just reels at the lost possibilities & potentialities, particularly if you were around, as I was (Toronto, I was 10 when we won the Cup) pre-67 expansion. I guess if were going full-out fantasy, we can pretend Ballard never existed?. We wouldnt have to worry about him?. Because even with all that wealth of talent available, pretty sure he'd have found a way to mess it up. :laugh:
     
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    If the Original 6 still existed today ...

    It would have long been surpassed by a 24+ team WHA (or other rival League) as the premier professional hockey league.
     
  4. Duke749

    Duke749 Formerly "BigTuna49"

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    So let me get this straight. Detroit gets "Original Lidstrom", "Pocket Lidstrom", and potentially "Teen Lidstrom"? :laugh: Yeah, that's fair.
     
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    Toronto loses because of goaltending
     
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    No question about that kdb, however, if you make the surrealistic leap Kyle suggests its an amusing flight of fancy. I cant even begin to get my head around it let alone consider Gretzky's, Lindros, Lemieux's, Bure's, Lidstroms or any other number of names on a 'C' Form. :laugh:
     
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    I'd say the Boston team would probably not dress Whitney over J Bo or Carlson...

    Henrik Lundqvist doesn't seem to exist in this universe, Kari Lehtonen is Finnish...
     
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    What's with Austria, Germany and Switzerland?
     
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    Of course, you would also have to make the surrealistic leap of the players ever agreeing to such a system. Sorry Sidney, you can only play for the Habs and they can pay you as little as they want.
     
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    Gobo Stop looking Gare

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    You mean Karlsson and Hedman or?
     
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    Mathradio Drive for 25

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    The KHL also.
     
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    why did toronto not get a country like every other team did

    certainly sweden should be with the leafs since they started there first
     
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    Try to imagine the Leafs-Habs epic encounters in the 80s:

    Gretzky vs Mario, 7 games. :amazed:
     
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    They don't need any help, Ontario alone produces enough players to dominate even this league.

    They do need Switzerland though to get a goalie.

    so Leafs get the Swiss, but the Rangers would have had Wendel.
     
  15. Canadiens Rangers and Red Wings are absolutely stacked.
     
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    andreydali19 They're relentless

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    Hey Kyle, what if it was O6 in... '83-84?
     
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    The Leafs are loaded.
     
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    How come we don't get a euro group? Do you have Harold Ballard running this team again?

    PS Claude Giroux is from Northern Ontario...do you let the Habs pick in our yard?
     
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    Shrimper Trick or ruddy treat

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    The Montreal and Leafs game would be epic.
     
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    Grabovski Skittles

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    That Leafs team is stacked wow, just need goaltending.
     
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    Felonious Python Still Drej

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    I'm pretty sure every team that's considered "Original 6" is still around today.
     
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    arrbez bad chi

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    Heatley for Ontario? I know he was born in Germany, but didn't he grow up out west somewhere?
     
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    Wikipedia says he grew up in Calgary

    Hr should be on Boston by the initial criteria.
     
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    Giroux is actually from Ontario, so he should play for the Leafs, taking Spezza's spot.
     
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    Not a chance Hemsky would be in the farm for the Hawks.
     

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