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11-30-2009, 02:43 AM
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Looking forward to these series

Michel Goulet - Alex Delvecchio (C) - Jaromir Jagr
Alex Ovechkin - Igor Larionov(A) - Vladimir Martinec

I have a better LW in Ovechkin but Jagr is much better than Martinec and by far the best offensive player in the series. Larionov vs Delvecchio is very close imho, maybe slight edge to Delvecchio.
Overall - Advantage Sharks

Mats Naslund - Pave Datsyuk - Rick Tocchet
Cy Denneny - Mike Modano - Claude Lemieux

I have, again, a far better LW in Denneny. Datsyuk vs. Modano is very close, slight edge Modano. Lemieux is better than Tocchet in playoffs.
Overall - Advantage Steelers

Bob Gainey (A) - Pit Lepine - Jerry Toppazzini
Brenden Morrow - Ryan Getzlaf - Trevor Linden
Gainey is obviously the best defensive forward in the series, but Morrow is better offensively and will not back down against Bob at all. Getzlaf has a very big physical advatnage over Lepine. Lepine's playoff record is pretty bad. Getzlaf is a far better playoff performer and a better offensive player. Linden is better offensive player than Toppazzini and is bigger.
Overall - Slight advantage Steelers

Venjamin Alexandrov - Alexander Almetov - Konstantin Loktev
Kirk Maltby - John Madden - Samuel Pahlsson

4th lines are hard to compare, though I am confident I have better defensive players with more grit. Though Russians might be better scorers, I do not expect them to outscore my 4th line given my superior defense corps and your 4th liners' limited minutes.

Eddie Shore(C) - Vitaly Davydov/Gennady Tsygankov
Chris Chelios (A) - Marcel Pronovost

Shore is by far the best defenseman in the series. Davydov and Tsygakov are both very solid defensemen capable of sharing top pairing minutes with ease, but Pronovost is better than either of them. So I'd call this one a tie.

Herb Gardiner - Terry Harper
Borje Salming(A) - Vladimir Konstantinov

My second pairing is better than yours, and it is not close either.

Ulf Samuelsson - Gary Bergman
Graham Drinkwater - Moose Goheen

My third pairing is more physical and better defensively.

You have advantage in goal, but it's not a big advantage and I am confident Vachon will not lose any games for Steelers.
I have a big advantage at the Coach position, Al Arbour can, and will, outcoach Arkady Chernyshev with ease.

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