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What Would the Big 5 Teams Look Like If Top Pros Played In The Worlds This Year.

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As I watch the World Jrs and they discussed some players absent from the Tourney because they were in the NHL, I wondered what a best on best Tourney would look like right now.  Who would be the US and Canadian centers?  Would Dahlin and Ristolainen make the Swedish and Finnish teams?  To balance the Tourney would you have a World team or a Czech team?

So how would these teams look if we built 22 man rosters (13/7/2)?

In honor of the US playing Finland for Gold, let’s start with nominations for those two teams.  I added 2 obvious choices for each team.

USA

1. Eichel

2. Matthews

 

 

Finland

1. Laine

2. Ratanen

 

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Johnny Hockey and Blake Wheeler playing with Matthews would be ridiculous

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

Johnny Hockey and Blake Wheeler playing with Matthews would be ridiculous

The US team would be great 

Line 1 Gaudreau Eichel Kane

Line 2 Tkachuk Matthews Wheeler

Line 3 Guentzel Larkin Atkinson

Line 4 Parise Pavelski Kessel/Palmieri

D1 Carlson Suter

D2 Krug Jones

D3 Byfuglien Hanifin/McDonagh

Bishop - Gibson or Hellebuyck

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The Finnish Team won’t be as deep, but it would have significant star power

Line 1 Teravainen Aho Rantanen

Line 2 Granlund Barkov Laine

Line 3 Lehkonen Koivu Kapanen

Line 4 Komarov Kotkaniemi Donskoi

D1 Ristolainen Heiskanen

D2 Vatanen Lindell

D3 Maatta Jokiharju

Rask Rinne

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Canada could put out:

Hall  McDavid   Stamkos

Marchand   Crosby   MacKinnon  (Nova Scotia line)

Tavares   Scheifele   Marner

Benn   Bergeron   Stone

Couture   Point   Giroux

Rielly   Doughty

Chabot   Burns

Giordano   Weber

Subban   Pietrangelo

Holtby

Price

Jones

My roster has too many guys, I had a hard time leaving some others off.

 

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Latvia could ice:

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Well, here is my attempt at team Sweden. They have some decent depth, especially on D.

Arvidsson. Backstrom. Forsberg

Landeskog. Pettersson. Lindholm

Johansson. Rakell. Hornqvist

Steen. Zibanajad. Nylander

Silfverberg. Karlsson. Kempe

Hedman. Stralman

Ekman-Larsson. Karlsson

Ekholm   Klingberg

Lindholm   Larsson

Lundqvist

Markstrom

Ullmark

 

 

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