Your currently best national team?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Backcheckmonster3, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Lepardi Registered User

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    Those B team players might come in real handy when you're missing your four best centers, as was the case for Finland in Sochi 2014.
     
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    I see we are continuing the theme of Claude Giroux being a snub for Canada here.
     
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    Did you forget Granlund?
     
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    The guy picked Jokiharju and Heinola over Maata so it wouldn't surprise me greatly if he simply snubbed him.
     
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    Fourth line is terrible.. You expect Koivu to do all defending for Kakko and Kapanen? Replace either of them with Granlund
     
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    A lot of wrong with this. Karlsson, & Ekholm on Team B, Lundqvist, & Strålman on Team A, and no Klefbom being the biggest offenders.
     
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    If you guys can't fit Klef into your Top 12 for D... can the Czechs have him? He'd be first pair for us! Sadly, there are probably a few other Swedish D that could help us that didn't make these Top 12 lists.lol
     
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    Klef's either on the A team, or the top pairing on the B team, with Klingberg taking the other spot. Strålman, Pettersson, Andersson, Gunnarsson, Hjalmarsson, & Nemeth doesn't fit in the Top 12 though so you could loan one of those!
     
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    There really should be a real best-on-best national tournament every 2 years, Winter Olympics and The World Cup, which both should be held somewhere between december and february.

    These line combinations may seem weird due to handedness, but is built around The information i've gathered from HFBoards about their positions in their current teams, in 2019.

    Team Finland

    Laine - Barkov - Rantanen
    Kapanen - Aho - Teräväinen
    Donskoi - Hintz - Granlund
    Lehkonen - Koivu - Armia
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    Haula-Filppula-Kakko-Kotkaniemi


    Heiskanen-Ristolainen
    Lindell-Jokiharju
    Määttä-Vatanen
    Nutivaara
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    Riikola, Heinola, Niku

    Rask
    Rinne
    Koskinen
    Raanta


    Finally Finland has a legit roster all around.
     
  10. ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    My take on team Russia

    Gusev - Shipachyov - Kucherov
    Panarin - Malkin - Svechnikov
    Ovechkin - Kuznetsov - Tarasenko
    Mikheyev - Telegin - Kaprizov

    HM: Grigorenko, Radulov, Dadonov

    Provorov - Zaitsev
    Orlov - Gavrikov
    Sergachev - Zadorov

    HM: Voynov, Kulikov

    Bobrovsky
    Vasilevsky

    HM: Shestyorkin, Varlamov, Khudobin, Samsonov, Georgiev
     
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    Gusev first line...

    I know the rationale is always WC performance but that's such a skewed metric. He's in the NHL now playing a more significant sample size of games and the data doesn't support such a conclusion.
     
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  12. ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    I wouldn’t call it the first line per se. The first three lines could be equally dangerous offensively.

    As for Gusev, he’s had great chemistry with those two guys and it’d be weird to separate them. His play in atrocious NJD team doesn’t really concern me as I know he will perform with the skilled partners that play his style of hockey
     
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    If Telegin makes the team, it won't be as a Center. Barbashev, Prokhorkin or even Andronov would be better choices for #4 C.

    Nichushkin's recent play could get him consideration. He plays a similar, "bull in a china shop" style of Telegin.
     

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