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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, 02:09 AM
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another thought.

Nash - Crosby - Heatley
Staal - Toews - Iginla
Marleau - Getzlaf - Perry
Morrow - Richards - Bergeron
Thronton

You got your top 2 lines with the forwards who are playing the best and you got two energy / defensive lines. A combination of the Getzlaf line & a the CRASH - BOOM - BANG line and hopefully Canada can score some goals.

Problem is am really growing away from alot of the forwards on this team. Wishing this team had St. Louis, Stamkos, Carter

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02-22-2010, 02:11 AM
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realistically what will happen.

Nash - Crosby - Iginla
Marleau - Toews - Heatley
Staal - Getzlaf - Perry
Morrow - Richards - Bergeron
Thronton.

Would love to see this! I think it's a realistic possibility. Sub in whomever for Perry on the 3rd line if need be.

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02-22-2010, 02:23 AM
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My lines:

Staal-Crosby-Heatley
Nash-Savard-Iginla
Marleau-Thornton-Toews
Getzlaf-Richards-Perry


This is a winning line-up!

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02-22-2010, 02:27 AM
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I really don't get the complaints about Boyle...he made some nice defensive plays, covered Pronger's mistakes (can't believe I am saying that), and was adequate offensively.

Big kudos to Keith and Doughty on defense, though I wonder how much ice time Doughty got...

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02-22-2010, 02:29 AM
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Haha, wish more people had this attitude on these forums. Or the internet in general.

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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.
I usually say no to breakin up the sharks, but this is a damn fine suggestion. Marleau can really finish well, and I think both Thornton and Heatley have played with nash before. giving Joe Thornton 2 options like that sounds incredibly enticing.

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02-22-2010, 02:38 AM
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I agree with those who think Thornton should be benched. This guy just never shows up during big games and has been like that his entire career. Like one of the posters mentioned, they have to run a three-line team. I think it should look like this:

Nash-Getzlaf-Heatley
Toews-Crosby-Iginla
Staal-Richards-Morrow
Marleau-Thornton-Bergeron/Perry

The top line would be very advantageous for Canada. Not only have they proven they can work together in other tournaments but this also frees up the Crosby line as opposing teams will be putting their attention on the Getzlaf line. Crosby and Iginla don't need a guy like Nash. Crosby wants to shoot and so does Iginla. They need a guy like Toews who will go in and do the dirty work along the boards for Crosby. Toews has also shown he can play with those guys. The Richards line will be the main shutdown line. Here you have three physical forwards that can intimidate the other teams' top lines. The fourth line would be an I-don't-care line. Marleau and Bergeron can play certain roles on the team from time to time. Thornton just doesn't deserve to play. As for Perry, he is just flatout terrible. He is by far the slowest forward out there. I don't even need to see his number to know it's him. He took the penalty that led to the 4-2 goal and also gave the Americans their empty netter. If Yzerman made one mistake, it is Perry.

As for the defence, Niedermayer and Pronger are proven winners and with a young defence, they will need to lean on the veterans somewhere down the road. I don't believe either should be benched as I believe they will both find a way to play better. I don't think the defence is the problem on this team. The biggest question mark is still the goaltending.

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02-22-2010, 05:02 AM
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Staal- Crosby- Iginla
Heatley- Getzlaf- Nash
Marleau- Thornton- Perry
Morrow- Toews- Bergeron
Richards

PP.

Staal- Crosby- Iginla
Keith- Doughty

Marleau- Thornton- Heatley
Pronger- Weber

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Finally i understand why people thinks Nash is overrated.

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02-22-2010, 06:20 AM
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Put Toews on Crosby's line

Simply put Toews has prolly been Canada's most consistant forward. He's the only one that is consistantly moving his feet shift in shift out and he's prolly been the teams best player downlow in the offensive zone. Seems like one of very few that dont let the big moment overcome him. If this team is going to win anything the 3 blackhawk players are going to have to play a big role (yes that means getting Seabrook more icetime, even at the expense of Niedermayer or Pronger).

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Yeah! I have an even better idea, put Toews on RW and Getzlaf on LW. And you need good outlet passing so put Thornton on 1st D pairing.

That would be a sick line!

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02-22-2010, 06:27 AM
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Crosby is the teams best player.
Toews is playing the best out of all the forwards.

He would have been a much better choice to play on a line with Crosby then Richards.

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02-22-2010, 07:41 AM
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If you combine Nash and Thornton, you have a great player, in fact play them on the same line. Thornton never shoots and Nash never passes, perfect match. Put Heatley besides them and you're set. Getzlaf isn't a bad fit either.

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Nash was one of Canada's best players. And if you didn't notice him you clearly didn't watch the game because their were numerous replays the announces showed of Nash and they were raving about him all game.

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If you combine Nash and Thornton, you have a great player, in fact play them on the same line. Thornton never shoots and Nash never passes, perfect match. Put Heatley besides them and you're set. Getzlaf isn't a bad fit either.
except for those 3 assists he has? and all of the passes he tried to set up Crosby or Iggie for??? sure Nash never passes...

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Actually, Toews did get to play a couple shifts with Crosby late in the game vs. Switzerland. They played very well together. I think Nash was out there too. They had constant offensive pressure on the Swiss.

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except for those 3 assists he has? and all of the passes he tried to set up Crosby or Iggie for??? sure Nash never passes...
ya, because numbers are everything.

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Nash was one of Canada's best players. And if you didn't notice him you clearly didn't watch the game because their were numerous replays the announces showed of Nash and they were raving about him all game.
He was hitting people all over the ice, but does that make him a 1st line player? He hasnt meshed with crosby and shouldnt be on the 1st line. We need to try something else.

Ive been thinking about it overnight:

I wanna see:

Marleau or Staal- Crosby - Toews
Heatley - Getzlaf - Nash
Morrow - Richards - Staal or Perry
Iginla - Thornton - Perry or Staal or Marleau
Bergeron

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If I was a coach, Nash would be playing with Getzlaf.

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Who do you want to play with Crosby?

Pick the two wingers to play with Crosby

Choose two

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I went with Nash and Iginla. It worked well against Norway, and it looked good again last night as soon as they were re-united. Why Babcock is so sketchy with this combination is beyond me. All I know is that it makes a hell of a lot more sense then trying to go with either one of Bergeron or Toews on the first line!

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Toews Crosby Nash

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I went with Nash and Iginla. It worked well against Norway, and it looked good again last night as soon as they were re-united. Why Babcock is so sketchy with this combination is beyond me. All I know is that it makes a hell of a lot more sense then trying to go with either one of Bergeron or Toews on the first line!
Toews is playing as good as any Canadian forward right now. Playing him on the first line is in no way a stupid thought. Makes much more sense then playing Mike Richards there.

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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. Nash likes to hog the puck until he turns it over or makes a crappy pass. Crosby needs someone who does the exact opposite.

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Staal - Crosby - Perry
Nash - Getzlaf - Iginla

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