Your Prototypical NHL Team - and how close / far the Leafs are from it
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04-11-2010, 11:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Ok - I'm preping for a long summer, so here just some conversation fodder.
Those who know something about hockey understand that a good team is the sum of it's parts - where your pluggers and role players are just as important to win as your stars. Here's what I would see as the (realistic) ideal make-up of a contender. In brackets I've put who I think could potentially fill that spot from the current Leaf organization in a couple of years - if anyone.
1 - playmaking centre - 90 - 100 point range.
2 - Sniper winger - 40+ goals, 80 + points.
3 - Power Forward winger - 70 - 90 points, goes to the dirty areas, defensively responsible.
(Need - ideal type = Iginla (in his prime))
4 - Solid 2 Way centre - 70 - 90 point range.
5 - Offensive winger - 60 - 80 point range.
(Need - maybe Sharp?)
6 - Power forward winger - 60 - 70 point range
(Kulemin, Caputi or Stalberg?)
7 - Strong 2 way centre, defensively responsible - 50 point range.
(J. Mitchell? B. Irwin? C. Hanson?)
8 - Speedy 2 way checking winger, great shut down guy with offensive potential - 40 - 50 point range.
9 - Tough as nails checker with the ability to put the puck in the net - 40 - 50 point range
(need - ideal would be a Hartnell without the contract)
10 - Defensive, big, energy centre - 20 - 30 point range
(Mitchell? Ideal would have been Primeau a few years ago)
11 - Enforcer - 15 - 25 points -
12 - High Energy PK specialist -20 - 30 point range -
1 - Offensive PMD - 50 - 60 point range
2 - Great 2 way D with a great outlet pass but defensively responsible - 40 - 60 point range
3 - Good 2 way PMD, 2nd PP guy - 40 - 50 point range
4 - Good 2 way D with more of a shut down role - 30 - 50 point range
5 - Big, defensive, shut dowm D - 20 - 30 point range
6 - Big, defensive, shut dowm D - 20 - 30 point range
1 - Game Stealer, definitive number 1
2 - Solid Back Up, able to push the top guy
(Need - I think a Harding would be good)
dont see phaneuf as a PMD i can see blacker filling that role on the 2nd line and PP in a few years
your point predictions are way too high
the leafs are missing 3 things 1st line PWF 2nd line scoring winger and an agitator(avery type player would be perfect)
____ - Kadri(2 years from now) - Kessel
Kulemin - Bozak - ______
Stalberg - Hanson - Caputi
Sjostrom - ______ - Orr
Phaneuf - Schenn (offensive D paired with Defensively responsible D)
Blacker - Gunnarsson
Komi - Aulie (deadly)
this would be a decent playoff team if the spots can be filled hopefully within 2 years from now
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