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11-25-2009, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Zine View Post
By and large, Spengler Cup team IS made up of a lot of the best non-NHL talent.
Many are low level NHLers who decide to play in Europe for a paycheck. Others are veterans who've 'maxed out' potential wise but are still currently better than top prospects in AHL.

Here's last years roster.....a team with nearly 4,000 games of NHL experience.

I don't see how they'd be any worse than an AHL all-star team.
2009 Canadian AHL All Star Team
Steve Downie, Norfolk
Alexandre Giroux, Hershey
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia
Cody Franson, Milwaukee
Mike Iggulden, Bridgeport
Jason Krog, Manitoba
Corey Locke, Houston
Brett MacLean, San Antonio
Mark Mancari, Portland
Chris Minard, W-B/Scranton
Cal O’Reilly, Milwaukee
Teddy Purcell, Manchester
Martin St. Pierre, Providence
Mike Santorelli, Milwaukee

Johnny Boychuk, Providence
Kyle Cumiskey, Lake Erie
Bryan Helmer, Hershey (”C”)
Derek Joslin, Worcester
Andrew MacDonald, Bridgeport
Brett Palin, Quad City
Danny Syvret, Philadelphia

Mike Brodeur, Rochester
Barry Brust, Houston
Brian Elliott, Binghamton

you would take the Spen over this team?

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