Dream Team

As a follow up to the Most Frustrating Team, let’s go with a dream team article. List the greatest players to ever play the game on 4 forward lines, 3 defensive pairs, 2 goalies, and you can have extras or honorable mentions if you like, all while ignoring any salary issues that may or may not have come up.
LW Cam Neely – C Craig Janney – RW Wayne Gretzky (The top scoring line)
LW Alexander Ovechkin – C Steven Stamkos – RW Mike Bossy (Another great scoring line)
LW Ron Francis – C Steve Yzerman – RW Jean Beliveau (The best all around line, gives you offense, defense, forechecking, PP, or PK, whatever you need)
LW Maurice Richard – C Mark Messier – RW Mario Lemieux (Dynamic, much?)

D Ray Bourque – D Bobby Orr (Even if you hate the Bruins, you can’t say these probably aren’t the top two D-Men that ever played the game)
D Nicklas Lidstrom – D Eddie Shore (Lidstrom is just downright outstanding. Same goes for Shore)
D Paul Coffey – D Doug Harvey (Harvey was the key to Montreal’s vaunted offense in the 50s. Coffey, well, probably the best skater to ever play in the NHL, and not only that, but is second all time to Bourque in career point total.)
D Dennis Potvin – D Brad Park (Potvin was the first defenseman to notch over 1,00 career points, and 164 career playoff points for good measure. The key to the Islanders dominant era with Bossy and Trottier at the front end, and Potvin being their defensive stud. Park was a great all aroun defenseman. Outstanding in his own end, and outstanding in the other end, this guy was just dynamite throughout his career.)

G – Patrick Roy (Without a doubt, the greatest goaltender of all time. 3 Stanley Cups, 551 career regular season wins, and151 career playoff wins, the only guy who may actually catch Roy is Brodeur. Don’t worry, he’s still got a ways to go.)
G – Terry Sawchuk (A true reflex goalie, relying on his lightning fast hands and feet to keep the puck out of the net. Coaches and teammates be damned, Terry did shit his own way, ignoring advice to improve his game or his positioning.)

Honorable Mentions:
Dit Clapper
Bernie Geoffrion
Brett Hull
Chris Chelios
Tim Horton
Joe Sakic
Gilbert Perrault
Gerry Cheevers
Milt Schmidt
Ken Dryden
Martin Brodeur
Ted Lindsay


14 Responses to Dream Team

  1. futurebruin says:

    Forgot Brian Trottier in the honorable mentions

  2. LeafsneedSteen says:

    C – David Krejci (potential 90 point player)
    W – Cam Neely (would have broken Gretzky's records if not for injury problems)
    W – Marco Sturm (shut down specialist/offensive threat)

    D – Zdeno Chara (skates like the wind)
    D – Tuuka Rask (he can play any position, no limits exist to his talent)

    G – Tim Thomas (well rested after last season)

  3. LeafsneedSteen says:

    A little snark for someone else, not directed at you.

  4. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    This will result in a war of words..

  5. futurebruin says:

    Well, despite that, I'm sure you appreciate a Bruins fan including Belivau and Harvey, right?

  6. inurface says:

    i will only put guys who i saw/enjoyed on a regular bases so classics such wayne,bossy,lemiux,orr get an honorable mentions…(eh never saw emm)

    off

    jagr-datsyuk-yzerman
    ovechkin-crosby-toews
    iginla-sakic-forsberg
    kovalchuk-sundin-selanne(weak line i know)

    def

    stevens-lidstrom
    pronger-niedemeyer(sp chk?)
    chara-weber

    goalie
    brodeur
    roy

    fighters
    c orr
    b mcgrattan
    g laraque
    belak/(eh hes funny 40 goal potential but cant skate backwards lmao)

    peacee!!
    go leafs go (eh but they never go kinda like eng and jennifer aniston)

  7. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    How dare you put Broduer as the starter over the Great ROY LOL…

  8. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    Heres my team, but they are only players that have played in my time.
    FORWARDS

    Tockett-Lemieux-Jagr
    Neely-Oates-Hull
    Kurri-Gretzy-Messier
    Forsberg-Yzerman-Sakic

    DEFENSEMAN

    Stevens-Bourque
    Chelios-Pronger
    Coffey-MacInnis

    GOALIE

    Roy
    Hasek

  9. HABSRULEFOREVER says:

    I just want to have fun with you a little bit:

    C-Eric Lindros (I guess his head just wasn't in it)
    W-Jason Blake (could've won the Maurice Richard had he a good Center)
    W- Darcy Tucker( the next Wendal Clark)

    D- Jeff Finger (Hey he promised he was better than the scouting reports)
    D- Bryan McCabe (was robbed of at least a few Norris trophies)

    G- Andrew Raycroft ( Was supposed to be good, because gave up alot to get him..oh sorry I meant he gave up alot of goals… )

  10. inurface says:

    lol i agree roy is better but actuallly i barely seen him play lol thts y

  11. mtlman2005 says:

    Am i missing something?? Stamkos is on the list but Crosby isnt??

  12. futurebruin says:

    I just don't like Crosby.

  13. Redwings3019 says:

    Forwards
    Datsyuk – Yzerman – Ferderov
    Zetterberg – Madano – Nash
    Parise – Sakic – Sharp
    Peca – Madden – Doan
    S. Koivu

    H.M.
    Domi
    Peca
    Gretzky
    Messier
    L. Eriksson
    Linden

    Defence
    Coffey – Lidstrom
    Stevens – V. Konstintinov
    Orr – S. Neidermayer
    Doughty

    H.M.
    Pietrangelo
    Chelios
    MacInnis
    Murphy

    Goal
    Osgood
    Brodeur

    H.M.
    Potvin
    Joseph
    Belfour
    Richter
    McLean

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