Deepest teams of all time down the middle?
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01-15-2013, 04:09 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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That has to be one of the deepest of modern times.
Toronto in 1947-48 with Syl Apps, Ted Kennedy, and Max Bentley might take the cake. They were only together for 1 year though because Apps retired a year after they acquired Bentley.
Bentley was 5th, Apps was 7th, and Kennedy was 13th in league scoring that year. They were the 3 leading scorers of Toronto in both the regular season and in the playoffs, all playing at center on 3 different lines (though together on the PP).
The first team I thought of too. It stems from the crazy comment that was made in Gretzky's early tenure that he wouldn't even crack the 1948 Maple Leafs at center. It was crazy. So I've never forgotten the 1948 Leafs. Man, Apps was still a great player then too.
You still have to think about Crosby, Malkin and Staal in recent years. Maybe the deepest down the middle since the Oilers dynasty.
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