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10-21-2012, 12:56 AM
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Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Bobby Ryan
Jack Johnson - Ryan Suter
Jonathan Quick

Change Bobby Ryan for Patrick Kane, Jack Johnson for Cam Fowler, Ryan Kesler for Ryan Callahan depending on whose playing better at that moment.

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10-21-2012, 09:20 AM
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Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Bobby Ryan
Jack Johnson - Ryan Suter
Jonathan Quick

Change Bobby Ryan for Patrick Kane, Jack Johnson for Cam Fowler, Ryan Kesler for Ryan Callahan depending on whose playing better at that moment.
Why not Keith Yandle on defense instead of J.J. and Backes or Stastny over Kesler? Any of Kane, Kessel and Pominville are interchangable with Ryan.

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10-21-2012, 11:44 AM
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Finland:

Selänne-M.Koivu-Filppula
Timonen-Pitkänen
Rinne

In 4 years:

Granlund-Barkov-Armia
Vatanen-Määttä/Ristolainen
Rask

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10-21-2012, 09:35 PM
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Finland:

Selänne-M.Koivu-Filppula
Timonen-Pitkänen
Rinne

In 4 years:

Granlund-Barkov-Armia
Vatanen-Määttä/Ristolainen
Rask
I'm sure that Rinne will still be the best Finnish goalie in 4 years time. Just because someone is younger doesn't mean that they'll automatically reach/pass the players older than them. It's almost dillusional to believe that 21 year old Barkov, 21 year old Ristolainen, 22 year old Maata and 24 year old Armia will be the best Finnish players in their respective positions. Maybe 6-8 years time, but the only players who could realistically be seen as the best in their position in Finland are Granlund, Vatanen and possibly Rask if Rinne declines.

Not saying you're definitely going to be wrong, but it's highly unlikely that a group of 21 and 22 year olds will be the top players in Finland.

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10-22-2012, 08:12 AM
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Not saying you're definitely going to be wrong, but it's highly unlikely that a group of 21 and 22 year olds will be the top players in Finland.
I think it is much more likely than you would think. We are talking about extremely tallented players such as Barkov who may not be the best finnish center in 4 years but at least a top five center because he is one of the best centers already in FEL right now.

If Barkov isn't playing in the first line of some NHL team in 4 years, I would be very surprised. Besides, after all Finland does not have that good players in NHL. Barkov has much higher upside than M.Koivu.

And the ages in four years:

Armia 23
Granlund 24
Barkov 21
Määttä/Ristolainen 22
Vatanen 25

Pitkänen could possible be top2 dman in Finland at that time.

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10-22-2012, 09:48 AM
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Germany

Marcel Müller Marcel Goc Patrick Reimer

Dennis Seidenberg Christian Ehrhoff

Thomas Greiss (Dennis Endras)


Future:

Tom Kühnhackl Leon Draisaitl Tobias Rieder

Konrad Abeltshauser ?????

G Philip Grubauer (Mathias Niederberger)

Looks like now we have a good D with a lack of Forwards.
In the future it could be the opposite...
I would not be that worried about the defense. While there may not be high end talent coming up soon, there should be a solid depth with guys like Bielke, Reul, Bittner, Akdag, Haase. More and more young German players are getting serious ice time in the DEL.
Also there are players like Tim Bender or Janik Möser in the pipeline who seem to have some potential.

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10-22-2012, 10:39 AM
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I would not be that worried about the defense. While there may not be high end talent coming up soon, there should be a solid depth with guys like Bielke, Reul, Bittner, Akdag, Haase. More and more young German players are getting serious ice time in the DEL.
Also there are players like Tim Bender or Janik Möser in the pipeline who seem to have some potential.
Don't forget about Holzer and Krueger. Both good, young(er) defensemen.

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10-22-2012, 12:56 PM
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Denmark: Since a lot of the best players haven't started yet, it's going to be based on last season performances:

Goal: Frederik Andersen
Defence: Philip Larsen
Center: Frans Nielsen
Right Wing: Jannik Hansen
Left wing: Nichlas Hardt

But offcourse Peter Regin (C), Lars Eller (C), Mikkel Bųdker (RW/LW) and Nicklas Jensen (RW/LW) will be contending for the forward positions.
Wait... what?

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10-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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Zack Parise - David Backes - Phil Kessel
Jack Johnson - Ryan Suter
Jonathan Quick

It is interesting to me that Canada's relative weakness is at natural wingers and goalies. Something that USA hockey seems to be strongest in right now, have to believe those two are kind of linked somehow at least in terms of why development seems to have taken on that feel.

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10-22-2012, 05:59 PM
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Slovenia - Anže Kopitar
Lithuania - Dainius Zubrus

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Wait... what?
Yeah I think that guy's been smoking something because Boedker is far and away better than Hardt. He didn't look like an NHL player at the WC and didn't stand out as anything special.

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10-23-2012, 07:10 PM
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Slovenia - An˛e Kopitar
Lithuania - Dainius Zubrus
Have hopes of him having a good year and his play during the lockout helps but you could throw Mursak out there as well for two forwards.

Darius Kasparaitis is also from Lithuania although unlike Zubris who suited up for both countries Kasparaitis only played for Russia nationally.

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10-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Bobby Ryan
Jack Johnson - Ryan Suter
Jonathan Quick

Change Bobby Ryan for Patrick Kane, Jack Johnson for Cam Fowler, Ryan Kesler for Ryan Callahan depending on whose playing better at that moment.
No Gomez?

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10-24-2012, 11:01 AM
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Well, Canada has Neal, Perry, Iginla, St. Louis, Eberle to name a few pretty good wingers..

Sweden would probably go Sedin, Sedin, Eriksson, Karlsson, Edler, Lundqvist even if I want Zetterberg in there somewhere.
E. Kane.

lol

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10-24-2012, 11:03 AM
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[QUOTE Yeah I think that guy's been smoking something because Boedker is far and away better than Hardt. He didn't look like an NHL player at the WC and didn't stand out as anything special. [/QUOTE]

I know putting Nichlas Hardt as best danish LF was a bit controversial, but he had a fantastic year for Jokerit and I did base the choice on last years performance. Mikkel Bųdker was good at the Stanley Cup playoffs but less so during the whole NHL season.

As Mikkel Bųdker is playing now he is probably the best dane to put on the LW, but it's hard to know since Nichlas Hardt is injured. Who knows what he could produce in shape with Filppulas or Erik Karlsson for Jokerit (depending on what line he is put in)?.

But no question that Bųdker is by far the bigger talent of the two. He just have to finally step out and become the dominant player his draft number 8 should call for. But granted that Nichlas Hardt had a very disappointing WC after his SM-liiga season.


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10-25-2012, 06:27 AM
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Depends on what you mean by at this moment.
If I had to do a 1st line swiss team now I'd go with :

Bärtschi - Romy - Brunner
Streit - Josi
Stephan

If you mean active players i'd put Hiller for Stephan (but this year Stephan is really world class level)

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10-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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C - Mikhail Grabovski
LW - Sergei Kostitsyn
RW - Andrei Kostitsyn
D - Vladimir Denisov
G - Vitali Koval (Used to be Mezin until last years season and playoff performance)

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10-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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Canada:
Sharp-Crosby-St.Louis
Keith-Weber
Price

USA:
Parise-Kesler-Kane
Mcdonagh-Suter
Quick

Russia:
Ovechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk
Kulikov-Voynov
Varlamov

Sweden:
Sedin-Sedin-Eriksson
Edler-Karlsson
Lundqvist

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11-03-2012, 04:12 AM
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Canada:
Sweden:
Sedin-Sedin-Eriksson
Edler-Karlsson
Lundqvist
Sweden's First line's seem strongest in my opinion, Russia's 1st offence line seem's best but overall i think Sweden is strongest, but then again this is just the 1st. line, i think Canada own's Second with Stamkos & buddies.

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Kulikov-Voynov
Jeez, ignorance World outside the NHL does not exist...

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11-30-2012, 03:33 PM
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Canada's top left wingers right now: Sharp, Hartnell, and then a dropoff to Lucic, Marleau, Marchand, ...
It's likely that none of them will make the Olympic team, and the LW spots will just be filled by natural centres.
(In Vancouver we had centres E. Staal and M. Richards playing at LW).

RW is a little better, with Iginla and St. Louis aging our best right wingers would be Perry, Nash, Eberle, Neal.

It is somewhat weird that almost all of the elite Canadian forwards are centres.
I miss Paul Kariya....best Can LW

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11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
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Idk what you exactly mean by the best but we've still got some promising guys. Obviously my choice won't be the best possible but way more interesting for people who don't know these less famous ones.

Czech Republic:

C - Roman Červenka
LW - Martin Růžicka (Holds the record with the most points of the season in Czech Extraliga. He has the most points in the current season again with 24+19 in 26 matches).
RW - Tomįš Rolinek
D - Petr Čįslava
G - Alexander Salįk (The new record holder in Swedish Elitserien with the longest continuous shutout).


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11-30-2012, 11:21 PM
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C - Mikhail Grabovski
LW - Sergei Kostitsyn
RW - Andrei Kostitsyn
D - Vladimir Denisov
G - Vitali Koval (Used to be Mezin until last years season and playoff performance)
Could probably add Korobov as the second defenseman.

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12-15-2012, 02:17 AM
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C - Mikhail Grabovski
LW - Sergei Kostitsyn
RW - Andrei Kostitsyn
D - Vladimir Denisov
G - Vitali Koval (Used to be Mezin until last years season and playoff performance)
no way! he used to be good defensively (and even offensively!) but this season he plays like crap. along with his current linemate karalahti they're definitely the worst pair of dmen in the whole KHL! check their stats that speak for themselves
the sad fact is that ruslan saley (r.i.p.) was the last top-level dman from belarus and left no decent "successors"

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12-15-2012, 10:46 AM
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the sad fact is that ruslan saley (r.i.p.) was the last top-level dman from belarus and left no decent "successors"
i think there are some good chances that korobov will be our next #1 d-man and he has tools to develop in a bigger player in near future
+maybe graborenko, though he's bigger defensive liability, but he's younger also and it often takes more time for d-man to develop.
then we have to wait until some our 94-96 guys (lisovets, khenkel, dyukov, klyavzo) will grow up and we'll see

agree about vova, though. he might have played better this season, don't know what happened to him. still hope that he rebounds (maybe even next season but it'll be better if he rebounds soon)

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