Your currently best national team?

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  1. teravaineSAROS Registered User

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    Healthy Koivu would be a much needed addition because Finland has too many offensive-minded forwards and he's needed on the PK.

    Also what on earth is Armia doing on the PP and why is he not on the PK? Haula is more suited for the PP than the PK.

    Having Barkov, Koivu and Armia on the Penalty Kill would do huge favours for the team. I guess I'd put Granlund there aswell.

    I think Filppula is better overall than Arsi Lehkonen
     
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    Patrik Laine - Aleksander Barkov - Mikael Granlund
    Teuvo Teräväinen - Sebastian Aho - Mikko Rantanen
    Roope Hintz - Erik Haula - Kasperi Kapanen
    Valtteri Filppula - Mikko Koivu - Joel Armia
    Joonas Donskoi

    Miro Heiskanen - Rasmus Ristolainen
    Esa Lindell - Sami Vatanen
    Olli Määttä - Markus Nutivaara
    Henri Jokiharju

    Tuukka Rask
    Pekka Rinne
    Antti Raanta
     
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    1st Line = Power Line
    2nd = Magic Line
    3rd = High Speed Line
    4th = Experienced daddy Line(Okay Armia is the willing to learn son ;))
     
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    This roster will look a lot better in 2 years. Koivu will be gone but replaced by better players.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that koivu and filppula will retire after next season (2020-2021). Personally, I'd put together this team:
    Laine - Barkov - M64 Granlund
    Teräväinen - Aho - Rantanen
    Kakko - Hintz - Kapanen
    Lehkonen - Haula- Armia

    Heiskanen - Ristolainen
    Lindell - Jokiharju
    Määttä - Nutivaara
    Heinola

    Rask
    Rinne
    Raanta
     
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    Looking at how well the junior teams are playing and how good the young guys are doing I reckon the team will consistently get better and better for years to come.

    Only question mark is whether Luukkonen or someone else can have the same impact Rask/Rinne have had on the team.
     
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    Team switzerland:
    Meier-hischier-niederreiter
    Fiala-malgin-Andrighetto
    Scherwey-haas-hoffmann
    Moser-suter-martschini
    Praplan

    Josi-müller
    Siegenthaler-diaz
    Kukan-weber
    Sbisa

    Genoni
    Hiller
    Senn
    What are you guys thoughts on this team seems like a really good team to me, i think this team could make the semis with luck
     
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    Looking pretty good. Canada, USA, Russia, Finland, Sweden all got so amazing teams on best of the best tournament, that it would be big shock if Switzerland beat any of them after group stage.
     
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    Barkov is top5 player in the world today.
     
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    Gusev doesn't make your Team Russia...?
     
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    I love how good the Swiss are now and have really changed their game to a beautiful brand of hockey. I think you could beat any team at a best on best tournament but I don't think you could sustain the winning for an entire win due to the lack of NHL star goalies and a below Top 5 level D. I also don't think any game would be a blowout. You'd basically be a tremendous dark horse!
     
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    Yeah it’s really nice to see what we‘ve become but yeah we need some good new goalies although i think genoni could be a backup or fringe starter in the nhl maybe akira schmid can make the nhl
     
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    I felt like the Swiss had as many as 3 NHL starters not too long ago? Hillier, Gerber and someone else? Goalie's, for smaller hockey nations, seem to come in waves.

    As a Czech fan, I really wouldn't want to play that particular Swiss team. I think they'd drive us nuts!
     
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    He would certainly be in consideration, but scoring wings isn't a big need for this team.
     
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    Aebischer?
     
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    I always cheer for the Swiss when not playing Finland. Hope to see them win gold in the skoda cup sometime soon! In regards to best on best, well, first Finland needs to win! lol
     
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    Best TEAM.
    Anttila - Anttila - Anttila
    Anttila - Anttila - Anttila
    Anttila - Anttila - Anttila
    Anttila - Anttila - Anttila

    Anttila - Anttila
    Lehtonen - Anttila
    Anttila - Anttila

    Lankinen
     
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    Maybe Berra? I could also be wrong altogether. I just remember think the Swiss had more starters than the Czechs. Then I realized they also had better D as we have nothing like Josi.
     
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    They also had better D than Finland, it was no joke what they could bring to table.
     
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    What? Comparing them to their ideal team roles:

    Josi (all star 1D) >> Heiskanen (2-3D?)
    Müller (6-7D?) <<< Risto (3-4D)
    Siegenthaler (6-7D) <<< Lindell (#3D? at worst #4D)
    Kukan (#7D) <<< Vatanen (#4D)
    Weber (#7D) <<< Nutivaara (#5D~)
    Sbisa (#7D) << Maatta (#5??? no idea at this point)
    Diaz (AHL Top 2 D) << Jokiharju (top 6 D)


    Most of the Swiss defensemen get swapped in and out of their respective lineups a lot.
     
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    Had.
     
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    Should be berra but hes back in switzerland now did the czechs even have a starter in the near past becuas i cant think of one but i am sure there’s one.
    Yeah switzerland maybe has better d but the the czech offense is stronge to me because we have no pasternak or voracek but in best case hischier and meier can get so good
     
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    Czech goalies have been inconsistent the last decade or so.lol

    Pavelec was a starter but I think I was his only big fan as he took a lot of heat for being 'the worst starter in the NHL'
    Neuvirth looked like he'd be a starter but always got hurt
    Mrazek looked like he'd be a starter but then things went badly for a few years, now he looks to be a starter again

    It's looking better today as Francouz has cemented himself as a backup. I'm not a 100% certain Mrazek or Rittich have cemented themselves as starters to be honest... I don't see a Vezina coming our way anytime soon.
     
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    They definitely look more promising to me than the next swiss goalies
    I‘m curious of what you think: do you belive the swiss could get better than czechia in the upcoming years or can the czechs remain better?
     
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    Our next group of goalies is semi promising.. Dostal, Skarek and Korenar could all become NHL calibre. Maybe Vanecek and Vladar as well.

    I'm not sure if the Czechs are currently better than the Swiss? Every game at every level seems very even to me. If we did a best on best 7 game series I'm thinking it goes 7 games. Plus the Swiss got to the finals of the World Championships (maybe won it?) a few times in the last 4 years. Took out the Swedes at the World Junior's as well. Czech's really need Chytil, Necas, Zadina, Kaut and Hajek to be successful NHL players to remain relevant. Also, all our limited first round picks seem to be wingers. We need a few good Centre's and desperately need more NHL Dmen.
     

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