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Team Canada

Created by: Canucks33
Initial Creation Date: Feb 25, 2020
Published: Feb 28, 2020 at 11:40
Team: 2019-20 Custom Team
Team Explanation
Line 1: Automatic. Not much needs to be discussed here.

Line 2: McDavid and MacKinnon were locks in my mind for two spots in the top-6. I put Huberdeau with them because he's left handed and is definitely capable of putting up points.

Line 3: This was the toughest one to get right and I went back and forth with all the combinations of Barzal, Tavares, Marner, Stamkos and Point. There are 2 duos there on the same team so it's tough to put one there without the other. I really think Barzal should be the center for this line, giving Canada 3 incredible skaters down the middle. From there, I had to go with Tavares on LW as the left handed player, previous experiences and partial chemistry with Barzal. On RW, I simply think Point is the best player between him, Stamkos and Marner and Point and Barzal on a line are two engines with legs that will never give out.

Line 4: Defensive oriented line. The only reason I have O'Reilly on LW is because Scheifele and Stone are right handed and nobody plays the off wing. O'Reilly can definitely take faceoffs for them though.

The defense was really tough to choose and I can't really pick a top or bottom pairing. Defense looks weak relative to past Canadian teams. It was really tough to leave Chabot, Theodore and Makar off but I ultimately went with experience. At least two of those guys will definitely be here in the future though.

Goalies were kind of whatever. Again weaker than past Canadian teams.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
26$99,999,999$206,321,808$0$3,392,500-$106,321,809

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
FLA
Huberdeau, Jonathan
$5,900,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 4
EDM
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 7
VGK
Stone, Mark
$9,500,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
PIT
Crosby, Sidney
$8,700,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
COL
MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
UFA - 4
WPG
Scheifele, Mark
$6,125,000
C
UFA - 5
TBL
Point, Brayden
$6,750,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
STL
O'Reilly, Ryan
$7,500,000
C
UFA - 4
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
VGK
Theodore, Shea
$5,200,000
LD/RD
UFA - 6
STL
Pietrangelo, Alex
$6,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 7
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
COL
Makar, Cale
$880,833
RD
RFA - 2
PHI
Hart, Carter
$730,833
G
RFA - 2
OTT
Chabot, Thomas
$863,333
LD
UFA - 1
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 7
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,893,000
RW
UFA - 6
WPG
Morrissey, Joshua
$3,150,000
LD
UFA - 1
ARI
Kuemper, Darcy
$1,850,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
Stamkos, Steven
$8,500,000
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 5
STL
Parayko, Colton
$5,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
VGK
Fleury, Marc-André
$7,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
VAN
Horvat, Bo
$5,500,000
C
UFA - 4
CGY
Giordano, Mark
$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
PHI
Couturier, Sean
$4,333,333
C
UFA - 3
NSH
Ellis, Ryan
$6,250,000
RD
UFA - 8
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
LAK
Doughty, Drew
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 8
PHI
Giroux, Claude
$8,275,000
LW, C, RW
NMC
UFA - 3

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Point, B.
Crosby, S.
McDavid, C.
MacKinnon, N.
Makar, C.
Power Play 2
O'Reilly, R.
Tavares, J.
Huberdeau, J.
Barzal, M.
Pietrangelo, A.
Penalty Kill 1
Bergeron, P.
Marchand, B.
Rielly, M.
Weber, S.
Penalty Kill 2
O'Reilly, R.
Stone, M.
Theodore, S.
Pietrangelo, A.

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Feb 28, 2020 at 11:42
#1
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Solid
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Feb 28, 2020 at 11:52
#2
MisstheWhalers
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Scheifele is terrible defensively and can't win a faceoff for his life, Couturier would be a better choice for 4C on this stacked Canadian team.
Feb 28, 2020 at 11:54
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People keep putting McDavid and MacK together but imagine being able to roll 3 lines, each anchored by either Crosby, McDavid, or MacKinnon. If Canada's down, or need a spark, or right after a PK, put them together. Otherwise I think the team benefits with one of these 3 guys on the ice at almost all times.

Glad to see Barzal and Point get some recognition tho
Feb 29, 2020 at 12:07
#4
GM - Avalanche
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i think Mitch Marner should be on this team and especially for his PP and PK abiltities.
Feb 29, 2020 at 12:13
#5
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Quoting: MisstheWhalers
Scheifele is terrible defensively and can't win a faceoff for his life, Couturier would be a better choice for 4C on this stacked Canadian team.


The only reason Scheifele is listed at center is so nobody plays their off wing, which Canada is usually against. O'Reilly will act as the center of that line.

I strongly considered Couturier for the 4th line, but I felt he didn't bring enough speed to fit with the rest of the team.

Quoting: prc
People keep putting McDavid and MacK together but imagine being able to roll 3 lines, each anchored by either Crosby, McDavid, or MacKinnon. If Canada's down, or need a spark, or right after a PK, put them together. Otherwise I think the team benefits with one of these 3 guys on the ice at almost all times.

Glad to see Barzal and Point get some recognition tho


That was definitely something I considered, but Canada is so deep at center anyway that I don't think it's as big of a concern. U could definitely switch Barzal and MacKinnon though.
Feb 29, 2020 at 12:16
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Quoting: TMLSage
i think Mitch Marner should be on this team and especially for his PP and PK abiltities.


I really liked the idea of Barzal and Marner playing together, but at the end of the day I would take Point over Marner.

The powerplay is obviously fine given the firepower and the penalty kill should be as well with Bergeron - Marchand and O'Reilly - Stone being the main forward units with pretty much anyone else being able to play the odd shift as well.
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Feb 29, 2020 at 1:30
#7
Charts are good
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Hamilton and Ellis should make it over Parayko and Doughty.
Theodore over Morrisey.
Couturier over Barzal.
Maybe go with Kuemper over Price.
 
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