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02-28-2013, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
I gotta agree with you. I wouldn't want either player on the team if I were Canadian other than the fact that 3 minutes and all ye are fallen may be the greatest line ever.


I've got

Nash----Stamkos----Tavares
Neal------Crosby------Giroux
Sharp-----Toews-------E Staal
Marchand--Bergeron--Simmonds
B. Schenn


Stamkos, Crosby and Giroux are basically obvious picks. Elite playemakers and scorers, the only question I have is whether Stamkos or Tavares play wing? I like Stamkos' skating so I'm keeping him there. I like Nash, Neal and Staal because they are big bodies who skate well and can score. Even though Neal doesn't play with Crosby on a line, as teammates you can hope to replace some of that chemistry that Canada used well in 2010 with Marleau-Thornton, Perry/Getzlaf line combos.

With Sharp, Toews, Marchand and Bergeron you get the two top penalty killing cores in the NHL right now, plus offensively talented players. Brayden Schenn probably seems like an odd choice but the guy can play wing or center, he can score, he can kill penalties and he seems like the perfect final forward. Wayne Simmonds probably makes some people go but I like his game. He can skate, he plays hard ever shift and has some underrated skill.
In the words of the great Sheldon Cooper "I hope you are being deliberately provocative!" I got to give you a C- for that attempt in explaining string theory as it applies to the universe of Team Canada.

Some of your line combinations are questionable as well, but not a big deal. I haven't really fixed on a 4th.line LW just yet, it goes back and forth from a few players depending on who's hot and who's not. But I have Bergeron in the middle and Seguin on RW. I put the front runners as Sharp, great skater and responsible, Benn or J.Staal. as my 3rd line is E. Staal-Towes -Nash a sort of redoing of the 2010 Richards Towes Nash line and if E Staal doesn't do it on that line, then he moves down w Bergeron and Seguin and Sharp moves up to play with Towes. That was my idea.

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