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11-27-2013, 12:55 PM
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Team Canada Spengler Cup vs WJC Rosters

Who do you thick would win between Team Canada's Spengler Cup Roster and Team Canada's WJC Rosters?

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I have a better one: who do you think wins between Canada women's team and men's?

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The Spengler Cup team would destroy the WJC team. For instance, Nigel Dawes was a very good WJC player for Canada. Nigel Dawes is also on the Spengler Cup team. He is obviously significantly better than he was as a teenager.

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Who do you thick would win between Team Canada's Spengler Cup Roster and Team Canada's WJC Rosters?
Whose better at hockey, Sidney Crosby, or me?

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But on last years world junior team were RNH Huberdeau Drouin Mackinnon Hamilton who I would say are all better than Nigel Dawes right now...

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But on last years world junior team were RNH Huberdeau Drouin Mackinnon Hamilton who I would say are all better than Nigel Dawes right now...
Nugent - Hopkins and possibly Huberdeau were better than Dawes is when they played last year, but that's it. A slight edge in top end talent does not make up for the vast edge in experience and physical maturity that the Spengler team would be bringing. Almost all of these WJC players would struggle to compete in the AHL without preparation, and the Spengler team would be at AHL level, and even better on big ice.

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The Spengler Cup team would absolutely destroy the WJC team.
Some years ago, the swiss U20 national team played in the NLB (second highest league in Switzerland). They played against each team once. Season 2008/09 they won 1 out of 10 games. 2007/08 they won 3 out of 13 games.

To put it a bit more into perspective: Most of the guys playing in the NLB are semi-professionals. While the guys on the Team Canada roster belong to the top tier guys in the NLA. And the gap between the NLA is huge. Bigger than between the NHL and AHL.

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WJC's are sooooooooooo overrated....

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The WJC team would get destroyed.

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But on last years world junior team were RNH Huberdeau Drouin Mackinnon Hamilton who I would say are all better than Nigel Dawes right now...
You could make an argument that those players are all better than Tyler Bozak right now...but that doesn't mean the WJC team would do too well playing the Leafs.

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To put it a bit more into perspective: Most of the guys playing in the NLB are semi-professionals. While the guys on the Team Canada roster belong to the top tier guys in the NLA. And the gap between the NLA is huge. Bigger than between the NHL and AHL.
Finnish U20 team used to play against semi-pro teams in the Finnish 2nd tier league (Mestis). They actually won some games and they weren't usually destroyed. But it's a long way from Mestis to Sprengler Cup, and even Canadian U20 team would be destroyed let alone teams like Finland.

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WJC can barely match up against CIS teams. They'd get destroyed by guys that play in Europe. Not even close.

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But on last years world junior team were RNH Huberdeau Drouin Mackinnon Hamilton who I would say are all better than Nigel Dawes right now...
RNH is a good example. The WJC team would be like the Oilers in the NHL, in that they lose all the time.

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