Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by McDavidMasterRace, Feb 13, 2020 at 4:52 AM.
Btw, Doughty is donezo right? (relative to before)
Reilly - Pietrangelo
Burns - Letang
Makar - Doughty/Giordano
Balancing out LD and RD, and offensive and defensive d-men.
Chabot - Doughty
Giordano - Makar
Rielly - Pietrangelo
(HM: Burns, Letang)
Rielly - Hamilton
Burns - Pietrangelo
Makar - Letang
BTW, surprised to see that USA has a better d-core as of now
McAvoy - Carlson
Slavin - Jones
Krug - Petry
Imagine going from Pronger, Niedermayer, Weber, Doughty and Keith to that. Yikes.
Pietrangelo is the only one of those guys who is genuinely good in his own zone (and there is at least one guy on his own team who is clearly better than him in that regard).
Pietrangelo, Reilly, Mr. Burns, Letang, and probably Makar.
Next would come from amongst Chabot, Hamilton, and probably Doughty.
Perhaps it's a little too geared towards the youth.
In two years for the Olympics
Chabot - Hamilton
Rielly - Makar
Parayko - Pietrangelo
I'm not necessarily disagreeing but it's interesting to see Makar on most lists here already.
Surprised that nobody mentioned Weber right now...even in the 7th or 8th spot. The guy has maybe slowed down a tad, but he's still an absolute rock back there. His offence is still extremely strong as well.
In 2 years I can obviously see him not being there, but if I was building an Olympic team for this month (and he was healthy) he would absolutely be part of my top 7.
I disagree only because Makar is a big meanie and was rude to Canada last olympics so I doubt they ask him to the dance this time.
I like the lists with Morrissey and Parayko. Even as a Leaf fan, I would rather see those two out over Rielly if the team is already stacked offensively.
Chabot - Pietrangelo
Rielly - Parayko
Morrissey - Makar
Same thing with Giordano. I doubt Team Canada would invite Giordano to the Olympics, as he has turned them down a bunch for the worlds
I never knew that! Maybe they'll be so hard up for good LD that they'll bite the bullet with him. He's probably the best one or second on the left
This is likely my favourite group. Maybe Burns or Giordano instead of Morrissey.
That would be a ballsy roster for Canada to send out there. Peter Angelo and 5 babies xD. That said I think it has some of the better balance of these other proposed charts.
Although Makar is a stud, that has got to be the worst Best-on-Best Canadian D-core in a long time.
Slightly off topic, but apart from Chara, Boston's D-core would be entirely American right now, and would still be excellent:
Krug - McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Carlo
Moore - Clifton/Miller
How are you missing Giordano?
Our d corps in 2010.
Canadian defensemen aren't what they once were. We peaked in those two Olympics. Hopefully a couple prodigies in the pipeline come up soon because there aren't that many good players right now.
Definitely not Giordano.
Dumba's not even the best Canadian D on the Wild....
A poll would be nice to see.
LD Giordano -- RD Letang
LD Chabot -- RD Doughty
LD Rielly -- RD Pietrangelo
7th RD Ryan Ellis
Most promising kid: Cale Makar
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