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08-23-2009, 06:24 PM
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I'll be the:

Cumberland County Cool Blues

1939 or earlier
In 2009 (ANY active/nonretired pro player with 200-plus games pro experience regardless of when he began his career)

GM: Rzeznik
Coach: Emile Francis
Captain: Curt Giles
Assistant Captains: Lyle Odelein, Stephane Yelle

Danny Grant-Jason Spezza-Joe Carveth
Geoff Sanderson-Art Jackson-Jaroslav Jirik
Mark Osborne-Ed Olczyk-Gary Leeman
Jorgen Pettersson-Stephane Yelle (A)-Sergei Brylin
Michal Pivonka, Ville Peltonen

Curt Giles (C)-Yevgeny Paladiev
Eric Weinrich-Mike O'Connell
Willie Mitchell-Lyle Odelein (A)
Brad Marsh

Nikolay Puchkov
Evgeni Nabokov

Power-play 1: Danny Grant-Jason Spezza-Geoff Sanderson-Mike O'Connell-Curt Giles
Power-play 2: Jaroslav Jirik-Ed Olczyk-Joe Carveth-Lyle Odelein-Yevgeny Paladiev

Penalty Kill 1: Stephane Yelle-Jorgen Pettersson-Willie Mitchell-Eric Weinrich
Penalty Kill 2: Sergei Brylin-Mark Osborne-Curt Giles-Lyle Odelein
Penalty Kill 3: Art Jackson-Joe Carveth

Day 1: Jason Spezza, #19
An offensively gifted player, Spezza was one of the most highly touted prospects in recent years, often compared to NHL Superstar and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux
Day 1: Mike O'Connell, #20
Defenceman Mike O'Connell was an excellent skater with a host of offensive gifts. He was key performer on the power play and helped his team's transition game without neglecting his defensive responsibilities.
Day 2: Curt Giles, #2
Curt Giles was a steady defenceman who could pass the puck up ice effectively. He played nearly 900 games for three different teams between 1979-80 and 1992-93 but was best known as a fixture on the Minnesota North Stars' blueline.
Day 2: Danny Grant, #21
...Although he was not a swift skater, he was strong on his blades. He was also characterized as a tough winger who was clever, worked hard and packed a swift, accurate wrist shot.
Day 3: Art Jackson, #16
In Boston, Jackson became a solid playmaker and checker playing as the third centre behind Bill Cowley and Milt Schmidt. He was on hand when the "black and gold" won their second Stanley Cup in three years in 1941.
Day 3: Jaroslav Jirik, #12
He scored most of his goals standing in the crease area stuffing in rebounds. He didn't mind getting his nose dirty and despite not being very big he was extremely hard to move out from the slot when he parked there.
Day 4: Geoff Sanderson, #8
In only his second full season with the team, Sanderson flourished with 89 points in 82 games and played for Team Canada in the World Championships.
Day 4: Yevgeny Paladiev, #26
He was an extremely reliable and fearless defense player with a poweful long distance slapshot and effective body-checking and shot-blocking skills.
Day 5: Nikolay Puchkov
-8 First-team all-star selections in the Soviet League ('54, '55, '56, '57, '58, '59, '60, '62)
-World Championship Best Goaltender (1959)
-Olympic Gold and Bronze Medals
-USSR Hockey Hall of Fame (1954)

Day 5: Lyle Odelein, #24
A rugged blueliner, Odelein was a tough, physical player in his own zone and was a mainstay on the Habs' blueline through the 1995-96 season. He was a key defender when the club won the Stanley Cup in 1993 and registered a career-high eleven goals the next season.
Day 6: Eric Weinrich, #2
Upon his arrival in Philadelphia, Weinrich was one of the team's more durable players and played his 1,000th game in 2002-03 before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues shortly after the 2004 NHL All-Star game.
Day 6: Joe Carveth, #17
The next year was one of recovery, and the year after his career was back on track as he scored 18 goals and was a key element in Detroit's winning the 1943 Stanley Cup.
Day 7: Stephane Yelle, #26
With the Avalanche, Yelle continued to improve on his checking and penalty killing skills. Strong on faceoffs and considered one of the premier defensive players in the league...
Day 7: Mark Osborne, #12
Although he scored over 200 career goals, the hard-working winger was best at winning battles in the corners and checking the opposition's top line.
Day 8: Jorgen Pettersson, #22
Over succeeding seasons, he continued to develop into a more complete package as an outstanding penalty killer and above-average defensive player who was willing to bump with the opposition.
Day 8: Ed Olczyk, #16
Centre Ed Olczyk played over 1000 NHL games for seven different clubs. He was gifted playmaker with speed and a quick release. He was also solid on his skates and not easy to bump off the puck.
Day 9: Sergei Brylin, #18
Possessing good speed and a sound grasp of all the game's facets... His superior puck-handling and strength on his skates made him a versatile player for the club and an asset on both specialty teams.
Day 9: Willie Mitchell, #8
A sound defenseman with some offensive upside... Mitchell returned to the Wild for his fourth season with the club, where he continued to be a steady competitor on the team's blueline...
Day 10: Evgeni Nabokov, #20
A top performer in the USSR, he worked his way through the minors and became a top flight NHLer in his second year in the league.
Day 10: Emile Francis
He was groomed to be the bench boss of the parent club and ended up guiding the Rangers on three separate occasions. The peak of his tenure as the New York coach was reaching the Stanley Cup finals in 1972.
Day 11: Gary Leeman, #11
A speedy right-winger with soft hands, Gary Leeman played nearly 700 NHL games for five different clubs. He was best known as a gritty scoring machine on the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 50-goal season to his credit.
Day 11: Michal Pivonka, #20
Pivonka centred a line between Bobby Gould and Gatean Duchesne, making a good impression from the start with his strong skating, excellent passing, and willingness to play physically.
Day 12: Brad Marsh, #8
There is likely no one who enjoyed playing hockey as much as Brad Marsh... He quickly became a fan favourite. What he lacked in polish, he made up for in enthusiasm. His skating style, almost running on his skates, was awkward, but it got him efficiently from place to place....
Day 12: Ville Peltonen, #18
Over the years since he first hit the ice, Peltonen's focus has been directed more towards playing international hockey than skating in the NHL, although the National League did maintain a bit more presence in his life during the later stages of his career.

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