Who would win? Team NA or World?

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  1. PistolPete

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    Matthews-McDavid-Kane
    Marchant-Crosby-Seguin
    Stamkos-Tavares-Kessel
    Eichel-Toews-Mackinnon

    Suter-Doughty
    Keith-Pietrangelo
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    Kucherov-Malkin-Draisaitl
    Panarin-Backstrom-Forsberg
    Laine-Barkov-Kopitar

    Karlsson-Hedman
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    NA. I’m not even sure team world could beat a locked in team canada over seven games.
     
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    Safe to say Keith's time in a Canadian sweater (or Team NA's) for best on best competitions is done, especially after this years performance.
     
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    European teams very soft
     
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    Easily NA. Stacked
     
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    Those rosters are not exactly optimal

    Imagine refusing the opportunity to use the Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron line in order to play 50 point Toews as a 4C. And Chara-Vatanen? What? Ever heard of Hampus Lindholm?

    That team North America defense is pretty weak as well...I could see them getting exposed at the NHL level. As a Sharks fan, Vlasic and Burns can’t even handle the Vegas Golden Knights without giving up a ton of goals; how the hell can they be expected to do well in international play?

    Just a few guys I can’t imagine there aren’t better alternatives out there for:

    Eichel - Stone
    Toews - Bergeron
    Chara - Lindholm
    Vatanen - Klingberg

    After looking at team NA, I’m inclined to say the defense is actually just not very good. I’m not even sure there’s one North American LHD that I would consider a true elite #1 at this point. And, while I’m down on Burns and Vlasic, I’m not seeing any clear better picks. If you want offense, there’s certainly nobody better than Burns. A player like Seth Jones is better as a whole, but just offensively, Burns is definitely better.

    You guys might be overrating team NA. 3 of these defensemen (Keith, Vlasic, Burns) have fallen off a cliff, and are not as good as they used to be; there also aren’t any clearly superior replacements for these guys. I think Team World takes this one.
     
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    In a single game? Can go either way ...
     
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    This would be one hell of a series to watch though
     
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    Rest of the World in a series.
    But in one game? Could go either way.
     
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    Why Chara and Vatanen? Theres so many better defensemen lol
     
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    Toews over Bergeron?
    Quick ahead of Price?

    But yah...team NA in 5 or 6
     
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    They are so soft , especially Chara and Ovechkin
     
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    Only depends on chemistry. Would be realy close . First i thought no way World has a chance but my bet is on World.
     
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    Reminds me of when you had a WC with an Euro-team. That Euro-team turned out to be way better than you expected, didn't it. And that was just from the minor nations, so no Russians, no Swedes, no Finns, no Checks if any of them would make it. Granted, here you also merge USA and Canada. But if you merge that Euro-team with a Rest-of-the-world, I expect that, too, to be way better than you think.
     
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    Oddly enough, defence looks to be the biggest weakness for Team NA (something that would have been unthinkable only a few seasons ago). Canada's top guys from 2010/14/16 like Weber, Keith, and maybe even Burns and Vlasic, aren't what they used to be. And as others have already posted, nobody new has really emerged to fill that void.

    I still think they can put together a better squad up front to tip things in their favour though. Don't get me wrong, team Euro has enough firepower of its own - But the possibility of throwing Crosby, Marchand, and Bergeron out there for a long shift and then follow it up with (for instance) Matthews, McDavid, and MacKinnon is just unfair.

    Either way, it'd be a fun series to watch.
     
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    Team NA destroys the Euros
     
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    LOL nice thread for North American to live out their wild fantasy overrating their players.
     
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    NA destroys op's version of rest of the world's team but if you build a team with the actual best rest of the world players it would really be a coin-flip even in a 7 game series.

    Like what the hell are Chara and Vatanen doing there?

    And why isn't Rinne there at all? Imo. he is the best European goalie atm.
     
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    Soooooooo, when is the next World Cup????? :(
     
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    The 4th line for World rocks. I give World edge on lines 3 and 4 and NA edge in lines 1 and 2. Toss up
     
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    Bring back the “Canada Cup!”
     
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    Whatever happened to the Hockey Ryder Cup idea from two years ago? I thought the NHL would be all over that as it was their original idea, kind of references the Summit Series part of hockey history and would be a sure fire money maker as it sounded really cool.

    I thought it would be a really neat thing to see a best of 5 series with North America vs. Europe in the even numbered years between the WCH.

    EDIT: They already have the team jerseys and logos even. The ones from the WCH two years ago.
     

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