Building the 99 Stars team with current players
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11-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I'll do the 1993 Leafs:
Alex Burmistrov - Jonathan Toews - Matt Moulson (Borschevsky, Gilmour, Andreychuk)
Brendan Morrow - Derek Roy - Dany Heatley (Clark, Cullen, Anderson)
Adam Burish - Jarret Stoll - Troy Brouwer (Berg, Zezel, Osborne)
Jamie Langenbrunner - Andrew Desjardins - Steve Downie (Krushelnyski, Eastwood, Pearson)
Dan Hamhuis - Keith Yandle (Macoun, Ellet)
Francois Beauchemin - Pavel Kubina (Lefevbre, Gill)
Anton Stralman - Greg Zanon (Mironov, Rouse)
Jimmy Howard (Potvin)
Ray Emery (Puppa)
- the line combinations for this team are snaky. They made a lot of big trades, a few key players who had big slumps or injuries (Clark, Cullen), and Burns would occasionally sub in extra forwards because he didn't like using Mironov.
- I paid a fair amount of attention to age (career progression) and making sure the European guys were European and vice versa. This would have been pretty important in 1993.
- Hence, Gilmour probably not being the best fit. Kesler and Richards don't put up points like Gilmour did, and having Datsyuk there would blunt one of the more obvious superficial differences between Gilmour and his left winger.
- This is pretty difficult if you don't just throw out names willy-nilly.
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