What is your team Canada roster today?

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  1. TooLegitToQuit

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    Who am I forgetting?

    Hall / McDavid / Stamkos
    Marchand / Crosby / McKinnon
    Tavares / Getzlaf / Marner
    Couture / Bergeron / Point

    Barzal, Seguin, Scheifele

    Benn, Monahan, ROR, Stone, Couturier, Giroux, Toews

    Doughty / Burns
    Letang / Suban
    Pietrangelo / Weber

    Reilly, Keith, Vlasic, Giordano

    Ekblad, Barrie, Fowler, Ellis, Muzzin

    Price
    Fleury

    Holby
     
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    Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron
    Giroux-McDavid-MacKinnon
    Hall-Tavares-Marner
    Benn-Seguin-Scheifele
    Stone/Toews

    Giordano-Burns
    Rielly-Doughty
    Letang-Pietrangelo
    Subban/Vlasic

    Holtby
    Fleury
    Price
     
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    Hall McDavid Stamkos
    Marchand Crosby MacKinnon
    Marner Barzal Point
    Benn Seguin Scheifele
    Bergeron

    Doughty Burns
    Letang Subban
    Peter-angelo Ekblad
    Vlasic

    Price
    Holtby
    Fleury
     
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    It's a shame that with this exercise, you have to take all the top young kids out and put them on Team North America, and do the same for the 'Muricans.

    I'd be fine with the World Cup replacing the Olympics if they didn't mess with the national teams format like they did last time. It stands to reason that we can't have nice things, so they'll probably repeat the travesty. Same goes for the deep Frankenstein's monster of a Team Europe.

    Thanks, Gary.
     
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    Marchand-Crosby-MacKinnon
    Benn-McDavid-Seguin
    Hall-Tavares-Stamkos
    Giroux-Bergeron-Scheifele
    Getzlaf/Marner

    Doughty-Burns
    Vlasic-Subban
    Letang-Pietrangelo
    Rielly/Weber

    Price
    Fleury
    Holtby
     
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    I constructed a U23 Team NA based on the rules of the last World Cup... anyone that’s a 95 born player or later would have to be on this team and anyone born Oct. 1st or later in 94 would as well. It’d take some serious heat out of both Team USA and Team Canada if the tournament happened today.

    Keller- McDavid- MacKinnon
    Tkachuk- Matthews- Marner
    Monahan- Eichel- Barzal
    Larkin- Point- DeBrincat
    Boeser

    Werenski- Jones
    Chabot- McAvoy
    Hanifin- Ekblad
    Pesce

    Demko
    Comrie
    Jarry

    It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that Keller, McDavid, MacKinnon, Tkachuk, Matthews, Marner, Eichel, Larkin, DeBrincat and Boeser would all be in serious conversations to make their respective countries. That’s not including Kyle Connor who I think could make Team USA but because you can only take 13 forwards, he got the short end of the stick on my Team NA but could 100% be there. On the back end, Werenski, Jones and McAvoy could all be on Team USA as well.

    By the time it’s all said and done as many as 14 guys could be plucked from their National Teams and on Team NA.
     
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    Marchand Crosby Bergeron
    Hall McDavid Mackinon
    Giroux Tavares Stamkos
    Benn Scheifele Seguin
    O'Rielly

    -Not even sure how to number the lines lol

    Vlasic Burns
    Pieterangelo Doughty
    Gioradano Subban
    Rielly

    -We're really strong on the right side but not sure about the left. Went with 4 righties in the starting lineup

    Price
    Holtby
    Crawford/Fleury

    -Go with Price for now but wouldn't be averse to going with Holtby if Price struggles
     
  8. TooLegitToQuit

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    I had difficulty finding LD as well. What about Letang? The other thing to note is based on Canadian standards, we are lacking young elite level guys on D. Most of them are late 20's or in their 30's now.
     
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    Stamkos?
     
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    I like the Gioradano / Subban pairing.
     
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    I have to admit, I looked at moving Subban to the left side and pairing him with Weber. Pretty sure the skilled Subban can handle playing off wing. Those of you who don't have Weber should think again. His ability to score on the PP has a lot of value and he is very tough to play against down low and in front of his own net.

    Vlasic / Burns
    Doughty / Pieterangelo
    Subban / Weber

    Letang, Gioradano, Rielly
     
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    Reilly,Chabot,Morrissey,Parayko..................they are coming along in development to track very good.Not at the rate of Sweden at the moment but better then you are thinking IMO.
     
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    Fowler is American
     
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    Not sure what Rielly needs to do to make that bottom 6. I would definitely have him in there...Also, Weber over Gio and Rielly both?

    Rielly - Doughty
    Vlasic - Burns
    Chabot - Pie
    Gio, Subban

    Speed and puck movement is the name of the game now. Subban probably belongs in there for one of the bottom pairing guys.
     
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    I like this. Pretty spot on. Only minor tweak is that I would bring Giordano instead of Weber. I think Weber's best days are behind him. Could also go with a guy like Chabot if you want to be younger. Ryan Ellis could be the extra guy too, Team Canada seems to love him
     
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    Marchand Sid Bergeron
    Hall McD MacKinnon
    O'Rielly Tavares Marner
    Giroux Monahan Scheifele
    Skinner Seguin

    Reilly
    Burns
    Vlasic Doughty​
    Giordano Letang
    Morrisey Subban

    Holtby
    Fleury
    Price

    For a game/tournament today, those are the players I'd call upon. I give very few players the benefit of the doubt, Getzlaf, Towes,Stamkos Pietraangelo are off. The exception goes to Hall, Doughty and Price, which is why Skinner makes a 25 man roster, he can slide in on McD's left side. Paired with Vlasic and on a strong team can set Doughty straight. As for Price? I'd stick with the 2 recent SC finalists.

    Babs is still the coach and the team should win the Gold Medal in convincing fashion.
     
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    Your going with youth and speed and I get that. However, reliability and having shutdown ability should not be overlooked! Some of those guys you have can be exposed in their own end.

    Rielly is on my team and his time will come. Comes down to him and Letang but both are on my team.

    Chabot is not on my team today. Way to premature.

    Weber is on my team due to his ability to score on the PP and shutdown ability in his own end.

    I’m moving Subban to play LD

    Vlasic / Burns
    Subban / Doughty
    Rielly / Weber
    Letang, Gio, Pietrangelo
     
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    They are not Burns, Weber, Doughty, Subban. They are more like Letang, Pietrangelo, Vlasic, Keith types.
     
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    These were the defensemen used in the Golden Generation of 2010/2014 Olympics

    Niedermayer Weber
    Pronger Boyle
    Keith Doughty
    Vlasic Pietrangelo
    Bouwmeester Subban
    Hamhuis

    My goodness has Canadian Hockey gone down with defensemen. The new generation just doesn't compare. The Golden Generation of Canadian Hockey is over unfortunately.
     
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    And?

    Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    I don't know about that so much. Niedermayer and Pronger were on the 2010 team but Niedermayer retired a few months later. Pronger was still as good as he'd ever been but injuries made him play sparingly after 2010 as well.

    Of the 2010 defensemen, you've got Pronger and Nieds in the HHOF already. Keith will be, Boyle won't be and Weber likely will but needs to start playing and get of the injury list again. Doughty is on the 2010 and the current version, and I think we can all agree he's in the HHOF someday.

    As for today, what is the difference? Doughty (HHOFer), Weber (likely HHOFer), Burns (likely HHOFer at this rate), Subban/Letang (a ways to go, wait and see), Pietrangelo (long ways off) and then a guy like Rielly is far too young to judge now. Neither team is far off from one another. None of them are the 1976 Canada Cup defense.
     
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    Right now my team would be:

    Hall-McDavid-MacKinnon
    Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron
    Benn-Scheifele-Seguin
    Giroux-Tavares-Marner
    Stamkos

    Rielly-Doughty
    Vlasic-Burns
    Weber-Pietrangelo
    Subban

    Price
    Holtby
    Fleury

    I can't believe Toews may not make a team like this, and even so I had to slide Stamkos in there because he had a pretty good year last year and his speed is still an asset. I am trying to think of the penalty killers here. Marchand and Bergeron come to mind, but who else? I mean who else in the purest form of penalty killers? We can always add McDavid on there but if it is a one-goal game with two minutes left you aren't looking to score but to prevent. I guess players like Benn and Giroux have killed lots of penalties in their careers but I almost think you have to save a guy like Toews just for that. Then again, those are 4 very scary lines that no one can compete with. That's some serious depth. That first line is just pure speed.

    I added Weber. I don't think it's fair the way some people talk about him as if he's on the road to retirement. He's only 33, not ancient at all for defensemen. His last full season (2017) he finished 6th in Norris voting. He was injured much of last year and hasn't played yet this year. But that's it. Other than that he's been one of the best defensemen his whole career. I say let's wait until he comes back to prove he doesn't belong anymore. The people putting Thomas Chabot on here over him need to wait a bit. Chabot is young and fine and has a good future, but he doesn't even kill penalties for the Sens. Weber can play in all situations.

    The goalies are who they are until we see anyone prove they aren't. That being said, I think the likes of Getzlaf just don't fit on the team anymore, nothing against him. Letang just falls into a numbers game and I don't think he does anything that others can't do just as well.

    Either way, this team doesn't lose to anyone unless it is a giant upset.
     
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    Burns, Weber, Doughty, Subban
    >>>
    Letang, Pietrangelo, Vlasic, Keith types.
     
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    Keith was a fantastic d-man in his prime, Petro is a dandy all around guy,Vlasic at his best is a great defensive defenseman, letang I might give you there.

    I just don't see the problem and I think you are underrating some of of our younger guys a lot. A guy like Reilly around here seems to catch a lot of flack except from leaf fans but he plays the tough minutes for the Leafs and does a credible job doing it and he is like tied for 6th overall in scoring in the league right now, I mean, what does the guy have to do?

    Chabot............have you seen him play? skys the limit.

    Parayko, good and will get even better most likely.

    Morrisey, so smooth and smart, he will be on future Team Canadas, book it.

    People rave about the yanks young guns on the back end but what does a werenski have over Reilly at this moment? nothing, in fact he is not as good. Posters Rave about trouba as part of their young core but I get to watch a lot of jets games here out West and every game I watch Morrisey is the better player and Jets fans on their board from what I have been reading the last year and a bit seem to a man to agree.

    Girard is coming along nicely too, if he was an American d-man he would be pimped more no question. it seems to be a bit of the rage around here these days.

    It's weird, it seems that young Canadian defensemen get automatically underrated on HF these days, not sure how this strange phenomenom crept in around here.

    Very, very odd thing on HF.
     
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    I respect your hope but not counting on those guys measuring up. They are solid but elite level and multiple Norris’s?

    The only thing odd here on HF broads is how you think your opinion trumps another and you act like your reasons are facts.

    It’s a conversation. Don’t act like Trump when someone disagrees with you
     

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