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07-16-2010, 10:42 PM
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All-Time NCAA team?

I'd like to know what a line up of the most successful players in the NHL from the college hockey system would look like.

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I'd like to know what a line up of the most successful players in the NHL from the college hockey system would look like.
In the next day I'll post a full Roster, but the top defensive pairing is easily Leetch-Chelios. Oh and Dryden in net.

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throw Paul Kariya and Johnathan toews in there

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throw Paul Kariya and Johnathan toews in there
Kariya had arguably the greatest season in NCAA Hockey history, possibly one of the best in the history of all college sports.

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i'm probably forgetting some guys but here goes:

tkachuk oates hull
kariya nieuwendyk st. louis
heatley weight anderson
stevens broten mullen

chelios langway
leetch suter
ramsey ludwig

dryden
miller

fantastic first line, fantastic shut down pair. tried to find a place up front for dave taylor and brind'amour. after that it's youngsters (toews, parise, vanek, stastny) or solid guys who had some great years, but that no one would mistake for the kind of guy who should make an all-time anything team: leclair, guerin, amonte, dave christian, drury, scott young. it's a bit of a drop off to the next best d, unless we can already count duncan keith, but the OP said "successful," which i take to mean most accomplished over a career. the next few guys are rafalski, reed larson, ken morrow, jeep patrick, and dave ellett. you have some very good goalies though: liut, tim thomas, turco.

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07-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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I would have said Hobey Baker for any team but he sadly never got a chance to prove himself in the NHL.

I'd argue for Brindy over Weight, Nieuwendyk or Broten at center if you're building a team rather then just the best scorers at their positions.

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If we are going for team building with a checking line and energy line I would put Drake in. I would also give Madden a center spot.

Maybe..

Kariya - Oates - Hull
Tkachuk - Broten - St Louis
Drake - Madden - Anderson
McKay - Johnson - Dineen

Leetch - Chelios
Langway - Suter
Ludwig - Magnuson

Dryden
Esposito

Coach - Bob Johnson

This is more of a a try to get a real team instead of an all-star team. I'd say most of these guys were successful in their own right and in what type of roll they had on their respective lines.

Edit Ofcourse I might have forgot some player(s) and the team is up for debate.

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the avs/wings thread reminds me that we all forgot about rob blake's time with bowling green.

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I would have said Hobey Baker for any team but he sadly never got a chance to prove himself in the NHL.

I'd argue for Brindy over Weight, Nieuwendyk or Broten at center if you're building a team rather then just the best scorers at their positions.
for my team, i actually like broten more than brind'amour for his ability to put defensive play together with high end scoring and big game mentality. that's why i have him on my fourth line.

i like brind'amour as a player more than nieuwendyk or weight, but having two elite playmaking wingers on the second line means nieuwendyk is a better option as the better goal scoring center, and having two snipers on the third line makes me want to have weight, for all his faults, for his elite playmaking ability.

madden on a fourth line with a better defensive guy than stevens and a grittier guy than mullen is an interesting thought, though. drury and brind'amour both played wing early in their careers. how great would a brind'amour madden drury line be? then you can bump broten up between heatley and anderson and take weight off. but i still would have a hard time keeping those stevens and mullen off my team. they were such fantastic scorers in their prime, and you still have chelios and langway on d

but man, for all the high end offensive wingers, the NCAA sure didn't produce many elite scoring centers, did they?

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tkachuk oates hull
kariya nieuwendyk st. louis
heatley weight anderson
stevens broten mullen

chelios langway
leetch blake
suter ramsey

dryden
miller

or:

stevens oates hull
kariya nieuwendyk st. louis
heatley broten anderson
brind'amour madden drury

same d and g

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I think you're right about that. Good call there, that would be a dominant defensive/checking line.

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