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12-23-2013, 03:54 PM
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All time Team Canada?

What would the roster be like for Team Canada for all time players? Lets assume that the players on this list were in their "prime" of their career.

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12-23-2013, 04:26 PM
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I will bite:

Lemieux Gretzky Howe
Hull Beliveau M. Richard
Messier Crosby Lindros
Clarke H. Richard Yzerman

Orr Bourque
Harvey Coffey
Potvin Shore

Roy
Plante

They would be unbeatable. Skill, power, nastiness. Lines are set up as I would have them. 99 and 66 were astounding in 1987. Add Howe and they are better. Line 2 is straight up goal scoring skill and size at centre in Beliveau. Line 3 is nasty and gritty. Line 4 is the shut down line.

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12-23-2013, 04:57 PM
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God that is hard... my initial forward list was ~30... with about 20 centres!

Forwards:

Bobby Hull-Gretzky-Bossy
Crosby-Lemieux-Lafleur
Sakic-Howe-Richard
Clarke-Yzerman-Lindros
Messier


on the reserve list:

Francis
Esposito
Mikita
Shanahan
Gartner
Robataille
Neely

Was hard picking the centres... and hard to leave some of the last cuts along with other out, as can be seen went for a lot of centres! The last two lines I chose as they would be ******** to play against, rough, tough and nasty with skill in heaps. the first 2 lines would not stop scoring. The lack of amazing wingers surprised me actually.

Defence:

Potvin-Orr
Robinson-Bourque
Pronger-Coffey
MacInnes-Harvey


Niedermeyer, Pilote, Murphy, Park on standby.

There are so few righties it is unreal... Murphy and MacInnes are pretty much it... so I put Orr, Bourque, Harvey and Coffey in as all played RD at times or for most of their career.

Goalies:

Roy
Brodeur
Plante


Parent and Dryden on standby.


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12-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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I will bite:

Lemieux Gretzky Howe
Hull Beliveau M. Richard
Messier Crosby Lindros
Clarke H. Richard Yzerman

Orr Bourque
Harvey Coffey
Potvin Shore

Roy
Plante

They would be unbeatable. Skill, power, nastiness. Lines are set up as I would have them. 99 and 66 were astounding in 1987. Add Howe and they are better. Line 2 is straight up goal scoring skill and size at centre in Beliveau. Line 3 is nasty and gritty. Line 4 is the shut down line.
Haha... 10/12 forwards, 5/6 D an both goalies the same as in mine.

Shore, Beliveau and H. Richard instead of Pronger/Robinson (in 6) Bossy and Lafleur/Sakic.

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12-23-2013, 05:30 PM
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Bobby Hull - Wayne Gretzky - Gordie Howe
Bobby Clarke - Mario Lemieux - Mike Bossy
Mark Messier - Jean Beliveau - Maurice Richard
Howie Morenz - Stan Mikita - Guy Lafleur
Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman

Bobby Orr - Doug Harvey
Ray Bourque - Eddie Shore
Larry Robinson - Denis Potvin
Paul Coffey

Jacques Plante
Glenn Hall
Terry Sawchuk

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12-24-2013, 02:03 AM
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Bobby Hull - Wayne Gretzky - Gordie Howe
Bobby Clarke - Mario Lemieux - Mike Bossy
Mark Messier - Jean Beliveau - Maurice Richard
Howie Morenz - Stan Mikita - Guy Lafleur
Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman

Bobby Orr - Doug Harvey
Ray Bourque - Eddie Shore
Larry Robinson - Denis Potvin
Paul Coffey

Jacques Plante
Glenn Hall
Terry Sawchuk
whew. this is pretty bang on. maybe get Joe Malone in there if you are really going for 'all time'. I get one of Roy or Brodeur instead of Hall or Plante, to recognize the 90s, perhaps the golden era of goaltending.

Gillies or Probert if you want some enforcement aside from Messier

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whew. this is pretty bang on. maybe get Joe Malone in there if you are really going for 'all time'. I get one of Roy or Brodeur instead of Hall or Plante, to recognize the 90s, perhaps the golden era of goaltending.

Gillies or Probert if you want some enforcement aside from Messier
howe could police some aswell, and if im not totally wrong, there's plenty of players here that will defend themselves and beat people up despite being superstars

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12-24-2013, 04:47 AM
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Lemieux - Gretzky - Howe
Hull - Mikita - Lefleur
Messier - Beliveau - Richard
Morenz - Trottier - Bossy

Spares: Clarke, Cowley, Malone

Orr - Potvin
Harvey - Bourque
Robinson - Shore

Spares: Pilote, Kelly

Sawchuk
Plante
Roy

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12-24-2013, 08:39 AM
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Hull-Gretzky-Howe
Lindsay-Lemieux-Richard
Messier-Beliveau-Bossy
Clarke-Mikita-Lafluer

Orr-Harvey
Bourque-Potvin
Shore-Robinson

Roy
Sawchuk

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*excluded old timers like Morenz and Shore

Howe-Gretzky-Richard
Hull-Lemieux-Lafleur
Esposito-Beliveau-Messier
Clarke-Mikita-Bossy
(Lindsay, Sakic)

Orr-Harvey
Bourque-Potvin
Robinson-Coffey
(Kelly)

Roy-Plante-Sawchuk

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12-24-2013, 10:00 AM
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Mario Lemiuex - Wayne Gretzky - Mark Messier

Why has no one put these guys together on a line lol
Canada has so much depth that you can allow this

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Thats a great lineup and lines but its sad we cant find a place for Gilbert Perrault and no i dont want to knock someone off.

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Bobby Hull - Wayne Gretzky - Gordie Howe
Bobby Clarke - Mario Lemieux - Mike Bossy
Mark Messier - Jean Beliveau - Maurice Richard
Howie Morenz - Stan Mikita - Guy Lafleur
Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman

Bobby Orr - Doug Harvey
Ray Bourque - Eddie Shore
Larry Robinson - Denis Potvin
Paul Coffey

Jacques Plante
Glenn Hall
Terry Sawchuk
This is very close to mine

Messier Gretzky Howe
Hull Mario Bossy
Morenz Beliveau Rocket
Sakic Yzerman Lafleur
Clarke Lalonde (probably first pro hockey star)

Orr Shore
Bourque Harvey
Coffey Robinson
Potvin

Roy
Brodeur
Sawchuk

Head Coach: Bowman
Assistants: Sinden and Quinn
GM: Smythe

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Eric Lindros - Bobby Clarke - Maurice Richard
Ted Lindsay - Mark Messier - Gordie Howe
Aurele Joliat - Newsy Lalonde - Punch Broadbent
Brendan Shanahan - Duke Keats - Nels Stewart

Spare: Frank Boucher

Sprague Cleghorn - Denis Potvin
Eddie Shore - Scott Stevens
Ken Reardon - Art Ross

Spare: Joe Hall

Patrick Roy
Billy Smith
Paddy Moran

I've got the meanest team with the most talent in the history of the game. All you guys' team would pee themselves when they go up against this team.

Though I have to wonder if they'll even last one game with international rules before being expelled.

Also, if the game gets too rough, I've got the most gentlemanly player in the game to diffuse the situation.


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Aurele Joliat - Bobby Clarke - Maurice Richard
Ted Lindsay - Mark Messier - Gordie Howe
Jack Adams - Newsy Lalonde - Punch Broadbent
Brendan Shanahan - Duke Keats - Nels Stewart

Spare: Frank Boucher

Sprague Cleghorn - Denis Potvin
Eddie Shore - Scott Stevens
Ken Reardon - Art Ross

Spare: Joe Hall

Patrick Roy
Billy Smith
Paddy Moran

I've got the meanest team with the most talent in the history of the game. All you guys' team would pee themselves when they go up against this team.

Though I have to wonder if they'll even last one game with international rules before being expelled.

Also, if the game gets too rough, I've got the most gentlemanly player in the game to diffuse the situation.
All that and no Lindros? Lol

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All that and no Lindros? Lol
Good point.

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Lemieux Gretzky Cook
Morenz Beliveau Howe
Messier Clarke Lindros
Sakic Crosby Richard
Mikita Yzerman

Bourque Orr
Savard Harvey
Potvin Pronger
Kelly Robinson

Roy
Plante
Brodeur

Hard to leave off Hull and Lafleur, but I have questions about how well they can play with other elite players, at least compared to other all time greats. Forward group may miss their speed.

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PP 1: Mario-Gretzky-Howe
Coffey-Orr
PP 2: Hull- Beliveau- Bossy
Robinson- Richard

PK 1: Yzerman- Howe
Harvey- Orr
PK 2: Sakic- Bossy
Robinson- Shore

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Eric Lindros - Bobby Clarke - Maurice Richard
Ted Lindsay - Mark Messier - Gordie Howe
Aurele Joliat - Newsy Lalonde - Punch Broadbent
Brendan Shanahan - Duke Keats - Nels Stewart

Spare: Frank Boucher

Sprague Cleghorn - Denis Potvin
Eddie Shore - Scott Stevens
Ken Reardon - Art Ross

Spare: Joe Hall

Patrick Roy
Billy Smith
Paddy Moran

I've got the meanest team with the most talent in the history of the game. All you guys' team would pee themselves when they go up against this team.

Though I have to wonder if they'll even last one game with international rules before being expelled.

Also, if the game gets too rough, I've got the most gentlemanly player in the game to diffuse the situation.
interesting concept and certainly be tough to beat, but would they last 4 rounds of playoffs?

also, need Clarke Gilles in there somewhere.

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howe could police some aswell, and if im not totally wrong, there's plenty of players here that will defend themselves and beat people up despite being superstars
good point and no, you are not wrong.

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what about players that actually played/chosen for Team Canada.just a thought.

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Hard to leave off Hull and Lafleur, but I have questions about how well they can play with other elite players, at least compared to other all time greats. Forward group may miss their speed.
Both a past their prime Hull (76 CC) and Lafleur (81 CC) had fantastic chemistry with their line mates. Hull led the 76 CC in goals I believe and Lafleur was tied for the lead for assists in the 81 CC.

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Both a past their prime Hull (76 CC) and Lafleur (81 CC) had fantastic chemistry with their line mates. Hull led the 76 CC in goals I believe and Lafleur was tied for the lead for assists in the 81 CC.
Yeah, Hull is really difficult to overlook. He liked to dominate the puck, which isn't really necessary on a team like this, but his finishing would be so valuable. With Lafleur, I was never impressed with his international play. Even in 1981 he was only the third most effective forward on his line. He also thrived when he was able to control the puck, and on a team like this that just isn't realistic.

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