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Hasa92 10-09-2012 06:47 AM

Best active players atm of each country
 
So best active players of each position in your country at the moment like LW, C, RW, D and Goalie also you could note who is the best shooter, playmaker etc. And i don't mean players that used to be the best like Dominik Hasek for Chezh but the one that is best at the moment.

You can also tell who do you think is gonna be the next best player in the future.

So for example my country:

Finland

C Mikko Koivu

LW Valtteri Filppula

RW Teemu Selänne

D Kimmo Timonen

G Pekka Rinne

BalticWarrior 10-09-2012 07:06 AM

Latvia
RW-Miķelis Rēdlihs
LW Mārtiņš Karsums, future best Rihards Bukarts
C-Current-Jānis Sprukts,future best Zemgus Girgensons or Teodors Bļugers
D-Arturs Kulda
G-Edgars Masaļskis,future best Māris Jučers

Justinov 10-09-2012 09:58 AM

Denmark: Since a lot of the best players haven't started yet, it's going to be based on last season performances:

Goal: Frederik Andersen
Defence: Philip Larsen
Center: Frans Nielsen
Right Wing: Jannik Hansen
Left wing: Nichlas Hardt

But offcourse Peter Regin (C), Lars Eller (C), Mikkel Bødker (RW/LW) and Nicklas Jensen (RW/LW) will be contending for the forward positions.

Thesensation19 10-09-2012 10:00 AM

For the Finnish hockey fans! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpV_-jBQmo

Anyway Im an American Croat but try to stay in touch with sports in Croatia, best I can...

I know plenty of proud Croats who grew up in America or Canada but the only guys I know who actually have the rights to play for Croatia are

Joel Prpic and Alan Letang.

If you know more, please share detail

Hammer Time 10-09-2012 02:12 PM

Best players at each position for Canada:

LW - Sharp (Blackhawks)
C - Crosby (Penguins)
RW - Nash (Rangers)
LD - Keith (Blackhawks)
RD - Weber (Predators)
G - Price (Canadiens)

90% of the top Canadian forwards play centre, making the wingers weak. Also, Canada does not currently have an elite goalie.

smitty10 10-09-2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meteor (Post 54869965)
Best players at each position for Canada:

LW - Sharp (Blackhawks)
C - Crosby (Penguins)
RW - Nash (Rangers)
LD - Keith (Blackhawks)
RD - Weber (Predators)
G - Price (Canadiens)

90% of the top Canadian forwards play centre, making the wingers weak. Also, Canada does not currently have an elite goalie.

Whaaa? Sharp may not even make team Canada..

smitty10 10-09-2012 06:29 PM

Czech Republic:

LW- Patrick Elias
C- David Krejci
RW- Jakub Voracek/Ales Hemsky
LD- Jan Hedja
RD- Zbynek Michalek
G- Ondrej Pavelec

Hasa92 10-10-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 54875055)
Whaaa? Sharp may not even make team Canada..

Well i can't really think many Left wingers for Canada, don't you guys usually use Centers as wingers in Olympics and other international tournaments because you have a lot of elite Centers? Like Stamkos, Crosby, Getzlaf...

Same thing goes for Finland most of our wingers in IIHF tournaments are Centers in the NHL, KHL or FEL.

Isn't Huberdeau a LW? If he is then he has a change for being the best LW of Canada in the future.

joe89 10-12-2012 12:28 AM

Well, Canada has Neal, Perry, Iginla, St. Louis, Eberle to name a few pretty good wingers..

Sweden would probably go Sedin, Sedin, Eriksson, Karlsson, Edler, Lundqvist even if I want Zetterberg in there somewhere.

Fulcrum 10-12-2012 05:40 AM

Ovechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk*
----Nikulin-Medvedev-----
-------Bryzgalov---------

Kovy is not a natural RW, but he has played RW a lot!

FiLe 10-12-2012 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasa92 (Post 54863195)
C Mikko Koivu

LW Jussi Jokinen

RW Teemu Selänne

D (Not sure but i think i go with) Kimmo Timonen

G Pekka Rinne

Valtteri Filppula says hi.

Also, this makes far more sense when it's about the best starting lineup (all-star style, not accounting chemistries), which means you should name two D-men. Timonen is one, Joni Pitkänen another.

Hybbe 10-12-2012 07:35 AM

Sedin-Sedin/Bäckström-Eriksson

Karlsson-Edler/Enström

Lundqvist

I think OEL will be there in a very near future.

RobertR 10-12-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helo (Post 54863295)
Latvia
RW-Miķelis Rēdlihs
LW Mārtiņš Karsums, future best Rihards Bukarts
C-Current-Jānis Sprukts,future best Zemgus Girgensons or Teodors Bļugers
D-Arturs Kulda
G-Edgars Masaļskis,future best Māris Jučers

Hmm, Kulda? I would say Pujacs.

BalticWarrior 10-12-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobertR (Post 54932547)
Hmm, Kulda? I would say Pujacs.

By what standarts,what has Pujacs shown in Omsk? Nothing. Kulda on the other hand is the best latvian OD.

Hammer Time 10-14-2012 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasa92 (Post 54891695)
Well i can't really think many Left wingers for Canada, don't you guys usually use Centers as wingers in Olympics and other international tournaments because you have a lot of elite Centers? Like Stamkos, Crosby, Getzlaf...

Same thing goes for Finland most of our wingers in IIHF tournaments are Centers in the NHL, KHL or FEL.

Isn't Huberdeau a LW? If he is then he has a change for being the best LW of Canada in the future.

Canada's top left wingers right now: Sharp, Hartnell, and then a dropoff to Lucic, Marleau, Marchand, ...
It's likely that none of them will make the Olympic team, and the LW spots will just be filled by natural centres.
(In Vancouver we had centres E. Staal and M. Richards playing at LW).

RW is a little better, with Iginla and St. Louis aging our best right wingers would be Perry, Nash, Eberle, Neal.

It is somewhat weird that almost all of the elite Canadian forwards are centres.

TheNeutrality 10-14-2012 08:12 PM

Baertschi - HUGE ? - Brunner
Streit - Josi/Sbisa
Hiller

Status Quo with Switzerland. Defense and Goaltending are solid/ok. But the offense is just one huge question mark at the moment. The future looks promising with prospects like Baertschi, Nino and, to a lesser extent, Richard in the pipes, but the wingers never were the main problem. We didn't have a noteworthy center for a long time and there is still nothing in sight to solve this problem. Cunti, probably. But it tells the whole story if you have to list a "busted" prospect as your top center.

Hasa92 10-15-2012 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FiLe (Post 54932233)
Valtteri Filppula says hi.

Also, this makes far more sense when it's about the best starting lineup (all-star style, not accounting chemistries), which means you should name two D-men. Timonen is one, Joni Pitkänen another.

Filppula is a center? Not sure does he sometimes play as a LW but i think J. Jokinen is our best natural LW atleast. The 2 defenceman ain't a bad idea and i gotta admit that i wasn't sure who'd i pick for d-man so i chose Timonen.

Quote:

It is somewhat weird that almost all of the elite Canadian forwards are centres.
I know, we in Finland have the exact same situation as Canada when it comes to forwards, most of our best forwards are centers so we fill our national teams usually with them.

FiLe 10-15-2012 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasa92 (Post 55003725)
Filppula is a center? Not sure does he sometimes play as a LW but i think J. Jokinen is our best natural LW atleast. The 2 defenceman ain't a bad idea and i gotta admit that i wasn't sure who'd i pick for d-man so i chose Timonen.

It's not so clear-cut actually. While Jokinen has been mostly a winger in the NT, his time as a centre in club teams has been 50-50. In fact, with his latest excursion to Kärpät, he also spent most of his time down the middle. He is something of a multipurpose forward really, as is most of our top talent who are not natural centres.

Filppula is a similarly-cut case. He might be "mostly" a centre, but he's spent plenty of time as a wing in Detroit and in the NT as well. Therefore I'd say he is our best option at LW at the moment.


If you wish to name a guy who is purely a winger and spends his time on the left, my pick would be Niklas Hagman.

ficohok* 10-15-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thesensation19 (Post 54865115)
For the Finnish hockey fans! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hpV_-jBQmo

Anyway Im an American Croat but try to stay in touch with sports in Croatia, best I can...

I know plenty of proud Croats who grew up in America or Canada but the only guys I know who actually have the rights to play for Croatia are

Joel Prpic and Alan Letang.

If you know more, please share detail

They are not product of croatian hockey. Best croatian born and trained player currently is Borna Rendulic (injured at the moment) who is playing with HPK in SM-Liiga. :)

Hasa92 10-15-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FiLe (Post 55005145)
It's not so clear-cut actually. While Jokinen has been mostly a winger in the NT, his time as a centre in club teams has been 50-50. In fact, with his latest excursion to Kärpät, he also spent most of his time down the middle. He is something of a multipurpose forward really, as is most of our top talent who are not natural centres.

Filppula is a similarly-cut case. He might be "mostly" a centre, but he's spent plenty of time as a wing in Detroit and in the NT as well. Therefore I'd say he is our best option at LW at the moment.


If you wish to name a guy who is purely a winger and spends his time on the left, my pick would be Niklas Hagman.

I guess your'e right so Filppula it is, because of so many forwards that play more than just in one position we should pick the one who is best avaible.

stv11 10-15-2012 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNeutrality (Post 54997957)
Baertschi - HUGE ? - Brunner
Streit - Josi/Sbisa
Hiller

Status Quo with Switzerland. Defense and Goaltending are solid/ok. But the offense is just one huge question mark at the moment. The future looks promising with prospects like Baertschi, Nino and, to a lesser extent, Richard in the pipes, but the wingers never were the main problem. We didn't have a noteworthy center for a long time and there is still nothing in sight to solve this problem. Cunti, probably. But it tells the whole story if you have to list a "busted" prospect as your top center.

I found the winger positions to be more questionable than the center one, with only Von Arx and Romy as possible choice.

On the wings, Bärtschi and Niederreiter are hard to compare to players with more NLA or national team games such as Wick, Ambühl or Brunner. And Wick and Bärtschi can play both wings.

I'll go with:

RW: Damien Brunner
C: Reto Von Arx
LW: Sven Bärtschi or Roman Wick, not sure about that one.
D: Mark Streit
G: Jonas Hiller

TheNeutrality 10-15-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stv11 (Post 55007279)
I found the winger positions to be more questionable than the center one, with only Von Arx and Romy as possible choice.

On the wings, Bärtschi and Niederreiter are hard to compare to players with more NLA or national team games such as Wick, Ambühl or Brunner. And Wick and Bärtschi can play both wings.

I'll go with:

RW: Damien Brunner
C: Reto Von Arx
LW: Sven Bärtschi or Roman Wick, not sure about that one.
D: Mark Streit
G: Jonas Hiller

You're right, I tend to overlook Romy.
I'd agree with you on Von Arx, but I'm not sure if you can call him an "active" player in the thread's sense since he's not playing for the national team, although he's playing for Davos.

Zippy316 10-17-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 54875127)
Czech Republic:

LW- Patrick Elias
C- David Krejci
RW- Jakub Voracek/Ales Hemsky
LD- Jan Hedja
RD- Zbynek Michalek
G- Ondrej Pavelec

Patrik....

smitty10 10-18-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zippy316 (Post 55071671)
Patrik....

W/e, close enough :)

I'll do a future squad for the Czech's too using prospects:

LW: Tomas Hertl
C: Radek Faksa
RW: Dmitrij Jaskin
D: Radko Gudas
D: David Musil
G: Petr Mrazek

Bure80 10-20-2012 01:12 PM

Germany

Marcel Müller Marcel Goc Patrick Reimer

Dennis Seidenberg Christian Ehrhoff

Thomas Greiss (Dennis Endras)


Future:

Tom Kühnhackl Leon Draisaitl Tobias Rieder

Konrad Abeltshauser ?????

G Philip Grubauer (Mathias Niederberger)

Looks like now we have a good D with a lack of Forwards.
In the future it could be the opposite...


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