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02-27-2013, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
Thank you. I expected disagreement and appreciate discussing the merits of alternatives. I'd like to hear your better options.

I also disagree these players aren't valuable in international play. The US junior team beat Canada because Canada played like a disorganized all star team while the US team had players who knew their roles and fit the place. I will gladly hear your better options.
Here goes:

Team 1:
Tavares - Crosby - Neal
E. Staal - Stamkos - St. Louis
Nash - Toews - Giroux
Benn - Bergeron - Seguin
Hall, Eberle

Team 2:
Kane - Getzlaf - Perry
Duchene - Spezza - Clarkson
Marleau - Thornton - Skinner
Sharp - M. Richards - Carter
J. Staal, Couture

Neither Simmonds nor Schenn beat out any of those 28 forwards; that's two complete teams. Other alternatives at wing for Team 3 who'd I have ahead of Simmonds and Schenn would include Iginla, Marchand, Perron, Lucic, and Ladd; at center (competing with Schenn) would be Brad Richards, Nugent-Hopkins, O'Reilly, and probably even Henrique and Zajac. So perhaps Simmonds finds a spot on the bottom-six on Team 3, but I honestly can't see Schenn any higher than Team 4.

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