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