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06-13-2010, 08:41 AM
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Since everyone and their moms in the Trade Proposals feels we need "home grown" talent, I figured we should take over USA Hockey and see what we could do. So could we make a team that fits one of these categories and compete with the other National teams?

- Born in the State
- Played in the State at the developmental level for more than a year (so yea...technically Crosby qualifies)

Some names of Minnesota Born:

Langenbrunner
Matt Cullen
Jason Blake
Leopold
Parise
Martin
Backes
Byfuglien
Tom Gilbert
Wheeler
Okposo
Erik Johnson
Goligoski

GM:
Burke
HC:
Richards (less I'm missing someone which I'm sure I am)

Of course we know the Malone's, Kessel's, and Vanek's are all qualified for this as well. Do we even have anyone in goal

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06-13-2010, 08:54 AM
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No, we couldn't compete.

Andy Murray would be a better coach than Todd Richards.

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- Played in the State at the developmental level for more than a year (so yea...technically Crosby qualifies)
You forgot Oshie on your list. Then add Toews to the list as well.

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Do we even have anyone in goal
That'd be the biggest issue. We'd probably have to go with one of the kids to be drafted this season. Although, Alex Stalock who's in the Sharks system is apparently pretty coveted. He played for South St. Paul and then went on to UMD. To be completely honest, though, I'm not the biggest fan of his.

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Byfuglien could be a nice addition.

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No, we couldn't compete.

Andy Murray would be a better coach than Todd Richards.
I just came with whatever was on the top of my head for coaching at least. But Richards as AC wouldn't be too bad either though. But to say we couldn't compete is a little questioning considering who we technically would have.

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You forgot Oshie on your list. Then add Toews to the list as well.
Touche lol

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That'd be the biggest issue. We'd probably have to go with one of the kids to be drafted this season. Although, Alex Stalock who's in the Sharks system is apparently pretty coveted. He played for South St. Paul and then went on to UMD. To be completely honest, though, I'm not the biggest fan of his.
Why is it our state cannot make a good goalie???!?!

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Byfuglien could be a nice addition.
He would of been nice to have at the Olympics that is for sure. Then again, I'm not sure I could really find anything wrong with that team to begin with. I actually was happy Drury was on it, and the old guys were huge reasons we won games.

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compete for what? we wouldn't look like total incompetents out there like some eastern european women's team. we wouldn't win anything either.

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I don't think "Team Minnesota" could do any worse that the team we sent over to Germany this last Spring.

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Why isn't Doug Woog the coach?

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Why is it our state cannot make a good goalie???!?!
I don't know, but that's a discussion question for another day.

Anyways, if there was a good goalie from Minnesota the team would be able to put up a respectable showing but would have trouble against the Russia, Canada and the (rest of the) USA.

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If you use guys like Vanek-gopher, Crosby-Shattuck, Toews-Shattuck, Jack Johnson- Shattuck, Kessel- Gopher,

Frazee and Stalock would be the net minders in the future.

The forwards would be nice and wouls put up points. Goalies? Um maybe.

Crosby- Parise- Kessel
Toews- Byfuglien- Vanek
Backes- Okposo- Oshie
Cullen- Wheeler- Langenbrunner

E and J
Martin- Ballard
Leopold- Goligoski

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If Shattuck is used, then this team could have Ty Conklin between the pipes. And we all know what that means...

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If Shattuck is used, then this team could have Ty Conklin between the pipes. And we all know what that means...
That we would stand a good chance if the games were outdoors?

He's 2-1, and the two wins are much more recent.

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That we would stand a good chance if the games were outdoors?

He's 2-1, and the two wins are much more recent.
I was thinking outdoor Olympics, but that would be true too.

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I was thinking outdoor Olympics, but that would be true too.
I suppose I should've capitalized "The Games" i.e. The Olympic Games.

That's what I meant as well.

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If Shattuck is used, then this team could have Ty Conklin between the pipes. And we all know what that means...
Part of developmental pipeline isn't it

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We know that the only real competition would come from Team Michigan and Team Massachusetts. I wouldn't include Shattuck or guys like Vanek. Otherwise Michigan would kick butt with all the U-## programs.

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