All time North American vs European
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11-02-2012, 02:59 PM
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Assuming everyone is at their best, 7 game series.
Lemieux Gretzky Howe
Hull Beliveau Richard
Messier Clarke Cook
Trottier Mikita Lindros
Ovechkin Malkin Jagr
Kharlamov Forsberg Makarov
Lehtinen Fedorov Kurri
Hossa Stastny Mikhailov
North America has an edge in every area, and when it comes to defence that edge is actually quite large. Starting goaltender might be a slight edge for Europe, but basically it's equal.
The European team simply isn't good enough to win on talent alone. Their best chance is to win through superior teamwork and chemistry, so you'd probably be better off by trying to keep linemates together as much as possible:
Your defence and goaltending looks pretty good.
Match the Green Unit against Gretzky's line. No one's going to be able to shut down Gretzky, so the only practical defence against them is a good offence. Krutov in particular should play physical to try and wear down the likes of Lemieux.
Special teams are key. Score some PPGs, and kill penalties aggressively and try to score a few SHGs.
If all else fails (which will be quite often), there's Hasek.
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