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Canadian lines (Who do you want to play with Crosby?)

View Poll Results: Who should be with Crosby?
Nash 87 48.33%
Iginla 108 60.00%
Bergeron 12 6.67%
Toews 40 22.22%
Marleau 12 6.67%
Staal 41 22.78%
Heatley 38 21.11%
Richards 10 5.56%
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02-22-2010, 01:01 AM
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f--- that!

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this line IS Hockey Canada!
I can't break up the Sharks. Thornton's been invisible though.

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02-22-2010, 01:04 AM
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I understand where the OP is coming from, I looked at the boxscore and I couldn't find his name anywhere.

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02-22-2010, 01:04 AM
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Shark line was invisible. But how much more tinkering can you do at this point?

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They out shot the USA 45 - 23, the lines looked fairly solid to me. I thought Toews was great, I thought the Getzlaf line had it's best game and despite his +/-, I thought Crosby looked dangerous all night. I wouldn't mind seeing Iginla get back with him though.

Here is the stat that we need to be worried about:

Broduer:81.82 Save% VS Miller: 93.9 Save%

When that happens, no matter how well the team plays, you'll probably lose. I was happy with how team Canada played by and large. It comes down to execution and getting elite level goaltending. If team Canada gets the goaltending that the USA had tonight, it probably would have been a near blowout and we're talking about what a disaster the USA lines are.

I was actually shocked at how dominated the USA was by Canada. I thought the play would be a lot more even but it really wasn't even close.

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I understand where the OP is coming from, I looked at the boxscore and I couldn't find his name anywhere.
well he did get an assist...but he has been brutal on the 1st line, hes an energy guy with big hits that makes rushes by himself.

he shouldnt be with crosby on the top line, thats my argument.

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I see no reason to not have him on the team. Couldn't disagree with you more about that.
's all cool, man. Differences make for conversation.

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Shark line was invisible. But how much more tinkering can you do at this point?
A rash of food poisoning and a few emergency call-ups sounds good right about now.

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02-22-2010, 01:12 AM
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I thought Nash was one of Canadas better forwards tonight. He hit everything in sight and had a sweet assist on Crosbys goal.

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well he did get an assist...but he has been brutal on the 1st line, hes an energy guy with big hits that makes rushes by himself.

he shouldnt be with crosby on the top line, thats my argument.
why shouldn't he be with crosby? cause he is not getting goals? Who do you suggest to play with crosby?

Nash was laying out the body tonight and was creating many opportunities by driving the net, the goals will come.


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Getzlaf should be benched, he's been awful. Normally he is dominant in important games but tonight he looked like he wasn't even trying.

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Getzlaf should be benched, he's been awful. Normally he is dominant in important games but tonight he looked like he wasn't even trying.
Could say that about 95% of team Canada at this point.

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I thought he had a good game tonight but it is painfully evident how he has zero playmaking skills and is actually hurting Crosby more than he is helping him. Nash is probably the best one-on-one player off the rush on the team, but he has no passing ability at all. The tough part is that as frusturated as you might get with his lack of production, there is just no way you can keep him off the ice because of the fact that he has such gambreaking potential.
GREAT POST.

I agree, at times Nash has been very good and played with great heart.

However, he is somewhat of a selfish player always trying to do it by himself. He doesnt mesh with Crosby very well, both are just tremendous players. If they could pass with eachother at all they'd be darn near unstoppable. Maybe that'd come, it might to late to make the Nash - Staal switch.

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Marleau-Crosby-Iginla
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Doughty was #1 and Nash #2
agreed both were awesome

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Nash is a lesser version of Ovechkin. He's great on the rush, plays all out, throws big hits, but isn't big on the playmaking. Sure OV got 2 assists today and Nash got 1, but that's not why they're there. They're there for the speed, energy, and big shots. Nash has the added perk of running over the goalie.

I think the mentality was Crosby = Playmaker, Nash = Scorer. That, however, isn't working that well. There is some chemistry between Crosby and Nasher but it's either inconsistent or they can't find a good 3rd guy on the line.

Nash CAN and SHOULD be doing more, but then again who doesn't that account for right now on Team Canada?

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02-22-2010, 01:37 AM
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what i'd do based on play so far.

I wanna see a top 9, with 4 guys riding pine.

Who those top 9 are, I dont know.

I'd do some sort of combination of :

Crosby, Nash, Staal, Getzlaf, Heatley, Toews, Morrow, Richards/ Iginla/Marleau.

I have seen enough of both Perry & Thronton. I know they have "chemisty" but they simply arent producing and we arent getting our top players on the ice enough.

maybe replace Thronton w/ Getzlaf on the Sharks line while sliding Staal up with Crosby & Nash.

Staal - Crosby - Nash
Marleau - Getzlaf - Heatley
Morrow - Toews - Iginla

Let Richards rotate in where he is needed. Him & Bergeron could take over top PK roles.

Thronton & Perry wont see the ice.

As for D ... Pronger has blatantly been the worst.

Boyle & Nieds not a whole lot better.

Keith/Boyle - Doughty
Neids - Weber
Keith/Boyle- Seabrook

Sit Pronger. Ride Keith Doughty & Weber. Slide Keith & Boyle around as needed.

Keith & Doughty were tremendous tonight.

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02-22-2010, 01:47 AM
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I sure hope Getzlaf-Heatley-Nash will get put together, Marleau and Crosby would do great together because of their speed

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Hey, if you guys are tired of him in Columbus, I'm sure the Leafs are more than happy to take him off your hands.
Yeah, and well, every HFBoards proposal I ever heard from Toronto pretty much sucked, so I'm gonna make that a big "NO!" on that one.


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You clearly missed him at the World Championships. He has been a monster for Canada in the past. In a way, he's like those Europeans who play really well for their countries. Having said that, I'm still waiting for him so score.
Yeah, well, that only leads me to repeat my original question.

He does so well for Team Canada, but why doesn't he bring it to Columbus?

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02-22-2010, 01:51 AM
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Rick Nash totally and completely sucked for Canada in the 2006 Olympics...his horrid stats that tournament (6 games, 0 goals, 1 assist and 10 pim) doesn't even do justice for how bad he was.
Yes but in Torino, the whole freaking team sucked ball. I don't reminder one player doing good in 2006, it was a collective failure at all level. It's not the same this time IMO. Nash has been quite good so far, he just isn't matching with Crosby but at least he's creating something.

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I thought he had a good game tonight but it is painfully evident how he has zero playmaking skills and is actually hurting Crosby more than he is helping him. Nash is probably the best one-on-one player off the rush on the team, but he has no passing ability at all. The tough part is that as frusturated as you might get with his lack of production, there is just no way you can keep him off the ice because of the fact that he has such gambreaking potential.
This is exactly what I was saying in the game thread but of course the brilliant minds of HF automatically assume that it means "OMG NASH SUX GET HIM OFF TEAM CANADA." Crosby's talent is being absolutely wasted and Nash just does not work on the top line with him.

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Oh great another (insert player who didn't have 20 assists and 10 goals and led our team to a ginormous victory) thread.

Seriously, the dude was a thorn in the US's defense's side all friggin` night. If you would have spent time watching the game and not refreshing the box score page you would have seen this.

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Yeah, well, that only leads me to repeat my original question.

He does so well for Team Canada, but why doesn't he bring it to Columbus?
Well like I said, he's like most Europeans, he performs better for this country... for the most part and I personally like that. I'm among the few North Americans who couldn't care less about the NHL. An NHL team is just a corporation, an employer. You can changer employer for the another one that pays better, no real loyalty but a country is part of who you are, it's much more significant to my eyes. I don't know if he sees it like me but at least he's showing it on the ice.

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Nash is much better being the centerpiece of a line. I wouldn't say he's selfish, but he's a very "solo" type of player. Give HIM the puck and let him go to work. Playing with other stars who can also score, it doesn't work out so well.

I wouldn't mind seeing Nash - Thornton - Heatley. I think that could do some real damage, and then have Marleau alongside Crosby.

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Well like I said, he's like most Europeans, he performs better for this country... for the most part and I personally like that. I'm among the few North Americans who couldn't care less about the NHL. An NHL team is just a corporation, an employer. You can changer employer for the another one that pays better, no real loyalty but a country is part of who you are, it's much more significant to my eyes. I don't know if he sees it like me but at least he's showing it on the ice.
For the sake of the "company" that's giving him his pay cheque and putting food on his table, I hope he doesn't!

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