DayWalker wrote:Yeah, the players I saw...
Line 1: Lemieux-Gretzky-Kurri
Line 2: Shanahan-Messier-Bossy
Line 3: Robitaille-Yzerman-Hull
Line 4: Goulet-Sakic-Jagr or P. Bure
Line 1: Bourque-Coffey
Line 2: Chelios-Stevens
Line 3: MacInnis-Murphy or Lidstrom
(I didn't see Denis Potvin play enough to fairly assess his abilities, though he is obviously an all-time great in the eyes of those more knowledgable than I...)
Outstanding team... who do you add for toughness? or is Kurri enough?
What's your PP and PK unit for this team?
Kurri is the finest two-way forward I ever saw play, but I am of the mind that attributes like toughness can be overrated when confronted with mind-boggling talent up front (And "toughness" can be manifested in the play of the likes of Kurri, Lemieux, Jagr, and Yzerman in their heyday, to say nothing of players like Messier and Shanahan.)
I also think the defense pairings will provide more than enough toughness and hockey acumen to compensate for any shortcomings (Again, I didn't see Potvin play enough and I did think long and hard about including Rod Langway.)
As far as special teams:
PP 1: Lemieux (half-boards on the left side)-Gretzky-Bossy
PP 2: Robitaille-Yzerman or Messier-Hull
PK 1: Lemieux-Kurri
PK 2: Messier or Gretzky-Bure