2019 OPPF 1st round: Quebec Aces vs. Brampton Beavers

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  1. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Round 1 matchup (in standardized format):


    Quebec Aces

    coach Joel Quenneville

    Valery Kharlamov - Jean Beliveau - Hooley Smith
    Ilya Kovalchuk - Frank Boucher - Vaclav Nedomansky
    Daniel Sedin - Bill Cowley - Dave Taylor
    Jere Lehtinen - Ryan Getzlaf - Bengt-Ake Gustafson

    Red Kelly - Mark Howe
    Carl Brewer - Lester Patrick
    Ryan Suter - Erik Karlsson

    Glenn Hall
    Sergei Bobrovsky


    vs.


    Brampton Beavers

    coach Jacques Lemaire

    Rod Gilbert - Mark Messier - Guy Lafleur
    Rod Brind'Amour - Steve Yzerman - Jarome Iginla
    Rick Nash - Mike Modano - Marian Hossa
    Marian Gaborik - Steven Stamkos - Owen Nolan

    Ray Bourque - Chris Chelios
    Larry Murphy - Teppo Numminen
    Kimmo Timonen - Eric Desjardins

    Turk Broda
    Mike Liut

    Any changes to the line-up: make them in the posts.
     
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  2. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Special teams would be listed here if both teams provide them.

    Otherwise, do so in your post.

    (Likewise, indicate captaincy in your posts. If both teams do, then the standardized line-up op will be so updated.)

    Note: The GM is not the coach. Imagine what the coach would do.
     
  3. GlitchMarner

    GlitchMarner Typical malevolent, devious & vile Maple Leafs fan

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    I didn't pick Marcel Hossa! :oops:
     
  4. vadim sharifijanov

    vadim sharifijanov ugh

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    an anecdote to show joel quenneville’s character and the impact he has on his players—


    At the very end of the first period, Theo had gotten into a scrum with Blues tough guy Tyson Nash, and words were exchanged. Theo skated up to me after everything got broken up, and he was very emotional. You almost never see guys get emotional on the ice, but this was different.

    “Kerry, he was talking about my drug problems,” Theo said. “He can’t talk to me like that. I’m really trying to clean up my life, Kerry. Honestly.”

    He told me he hadn’t had a drink in X days, hadn’t done drugs in X days. I could tell that he was sincerely wounded. In that moment, I didn’t see the guy who threw his helmet at me and called me every name in the book over the years. I just saw a human being who was in a lot of pain, and I wanted to take his pain away.

    But what was I supposed to do? I didn’t actually hear what was said. Do I kick Nash out for something I didn’t witness? How am I supposed to explain that in my game report? It was a gray area.

    So as everyone was skating off the ice, I asked Theo, “What about an apology?”

    Theo said, “An apology?”

    “Yeah, an apology. If I get Tyson back here to apologize, promise me you won’t break a stick over his head.”

    “O.K., deal.”

    “Alright, come back and meet me at this spot before the next period.”

    I went right to the visiting team’s coaches room to talk to Joel Quenneville, who was coaching the Blues at the time. I told him we had a little problem. I told him what was said. And I’ll never forget Joel’s face. He’s such a solid guy.

    He said, “Do you want me to have Tyson take his gear off?”

    I said, “No, I want him to apologize.”

    Joel said, “Great idea,” and he went right into the locker room to talk to Tyson.

    I skated out at the start of the second period. Theo came out of the tunnel and met me at the prearranged spot. Tyson entered the ice at the Zamboni entrance and skated around a bit. He was reluctant to come over. So I had to wave him over to join the party.

    When Tyson got to us, his lip was actually quivering. You could tell he was deeply affected, perhaps even ashamed. He tapped Theo on the shin pad and gave a terrific apology.

    “I want to wish you all the best in everything you have ahead of you,” he said.

    Theo and Tyson shook hands.

    I said, “Let’s play some hockey.”

    And we played some hockey.
     
  5. ChiTownPhilly

    ChiTownPhilly Not Too Soft

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    To me, one of the big rescue moments of this League is @Johnny Engine taking over the Quebec GM duties- and playing out the "back game" well enough to leave me wondering what he could have done from a 50/50 position.

    Forward lines for Quebec set up like 1/2/2a/3, which should make them easier to "roll" and keep everyone fresh, not least Béliveau, who happens to be the best player under the roof of the arena for either team.

    My "favorite" Brampton line is Brind'Amour/Yzerman/Iginla, mostly because I think Iginla is undervalued, big-time. I am NOT a fan of Gilbert, out-of-position, on line 1.

    Brampton has (among others) Messier and Chelios... so I think the discipline edge goes to Quebec. Don't know which Wingers will be tapped- but I see Quebec's PP1 including Karlsson, Kelly, and Béliveau. Damn.
     
  6. Johnny Engine

    Johnny Engine Moderator

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    I'm going with these for my special teams:
    PP1:
    Beliveau
    Karlamov - Cowley - Kelly
    Karlsson

    PP2:
    Nedomansky
    Boucher - Sedin - Kovalchuk
    Patrick

    PK1:
    Lehtinen - Smith
    Suter - Howe

    PK2:
    Boucher - Gustafsson
    Brewer - Kelly

    Beliveau is the captain (surprise!) Patrick and Getzlaf wear letters.
     
  7. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Imagine:

    Coach Lemaire ignores the GM and shortens the bench to roll three lines and gets near 30-min. from each of four dmen in the series:

    Brind'amour - Yzerman (A) - Lafleur
    Messier (A) - Modano - Iginla
    Nash - Stamkos - Hossa

    Bourque (C) - Chelios
    Murphy - Desjardins

    Broda​

    Bench for all but 5 min./game: Gilbert, Nolan, Gaborik, Numinem, Timonen.
     
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  8. The Macho Man

    The Macho Man Lusty Bodychecker

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    These are two of my favorite top pairings (outside of my own). I would take Bourque-Chelios, but Kelly-Howe is so good as well.
     
  9. TheDevilMadeMe

    TheDevilMadeMe Registered User

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    I see what you're going for, but that's not really Lemaire's style though. He was definitely a coach who liked to use his entire bench, and often mixed and matched lines throughout the game.
     
  10. vadim sharifijanov

    vadim sharifijanov ugh

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    re: bottom of the lineup, i'm not sure i love getzlaf with his footspeed on a checking line, but that third pair is magnificent. if i had to pair karlsson with one contemporary of his, it would 100% be ryan suter.


    seems like three guys who all need someone to put the puck on their sticks. not sure which of them would be up to the task of distributing.
     
  11. The Macho Man

    The Macho Man Lusty Bodychecker

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    Stamkos' playmaking has improved in recent years, but he's still primarily more of a trigger-man with a good pass rather than a playmaker that can shoot.
     

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