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  1. Herby

    Herby Culture Changer

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    So post World-Championships who possibly played their way onto WC rosters?

    I think Drury is in for sure for team USA. Drury showed alot of heart and loyalty going to the Czech Rep and playing for this team when alot of others said no. Hats off to Drury.

    If I were Ron Wilson I'd go.

    Tkachuk- Modano- Guerin
    Leclair- Weight- Hull
    Amonte- York- Rolston
    Drury- Conroy- Cole
    Gomez

    Leetch- Rafalski
    Schneider- Miller
    Leopold- Carney
    Mara

    Esche
    DiPietro

    If I were Pat Quinn I'd go

    Nash- Sakic- Iginla
    Bertuzzi- Lemieux- Heatley
    St. Louis- Thornton- Doan
    Smyth- Peca- Richards
    Tanguay
    Kariya

    Niedermayer- Pronger
    Blake- Foote
    Jovanovski- Redden
    McCabe

    Brodeur
    Luongo
     
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    Forwards. There will be some turnover due to age, injuries, quality of play. Here is who I think are definates:

    Modano, Amonte, Tkachuk, Weight, Guerin, Drury, Roenick. That leaves five roster spots. Potential additions: Hull, LeClair, Rolston, York, Konowalchuk, Gomez, Langenbrunner, Parrish, Legwand, Cole, Conroy.

    Defense. Again, some turnover is definate. My definates:

    Leetch, Miller, Schneider, Rafalski. That leaves three to four additonal players. Potential additions: Mara, Hedican, Hill, Klee, Berard, Leopold, Carney, Hatcher, Liles, Weinrich, Poti, Gill, Chelios.

    Goaltenders. Again, some turnover. Definates:

    Esche, DiPietro. That leaves one spot. Potential additions: Grahame, Conklin, Dunham, Johnson, Boucher, Johnson.

    Here's my team (there will be three extra players due to the roster being up to 26 players, these are "extras"):


    LeClair-Modano-Hull
    Tkachuk-Roenick-Amonte
    Konowalchuk-Weight-Guerin
    Drury-Legwand-York

    Extras: Rolston and Gomez

    Leetch-Carney
    Schneider-Miller
    Rafalski-Chelios
    Mara-Leopold

    Extra: Hatcher

    Esche
    Dunham
    DiPietro
     
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    Conroy has to play over Kono and Legwand. Conroy will be a huge part of the team with his PK skills and defensive awareness, by far the best def. forward the American team has to offer.

    Plus he has some offensive skills.
     
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    Definitely, Conroy has played his way on this team, especially with the playoffs he's having right now.
     
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    I can see Conroy being on the team. IMO the 3rd and 4th lines could be a dozen combinations that would be great. I'm just going with preferance here.
     
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    My team USA:

    Leclair - Modano - Hull
    Amonte - Gomez - Roenick
    Tkachuk - Weight - Guerin
    Drury - Conroy - York

    Extras: Rolston and Legwand

    Leetch - Miller
    Schneider - Rafalski
    Leopold - Carney
    Mara - Chelios

    Extra: Derian Hatcher

    Robert Esche
    Rick Dipietro
    Mike Dunham (over Conklin for veteran experience)
     
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    If I were Slava Fetisov I'd start by firing everyone in the Russian hockey federation, then hire Larionov as GM, get Larry Robinson as coach (because it's better to have an NHL specialist for small rinks), add Kasatonov, Tretyak and Yurzinov for the assistant jobs.
     
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    My team Canada (no lines)

    Offense:

    Locks: Sakic, Kariya, Iginla, Lemieux (if healthy), Heatley

    Others: Thornton, Bertuzzi, St-Louis, Doan, Nash, Smyth, Primeau

    Extra:Tanguay, Morrow, Lecavalier

    Defense:

    Locks: Blake, Pronger, Niedermayer

    Others: Jovanovski, Redden, Foote

    Extra: Hannan

    Goalies:

    Brodeur (duh)
    Luongo
    Belfour/Theodore (more likely Belfour, better to have a veteran backup just in case)

    So, I guess it could look like:

    Kariya-Sakic-Iginla
    Bertuzzi-Lemieux-Heatley
    Smyth-Primeau-Nash
    St-Louis-Thornton-Doan

    Won't bother with the defense pairings. So many great Canadian players to choose from, so no matter who's chosen there's gonna be some controversy.
     
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