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02-19-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
. I really hate this notion. You win cups with Crosby/Malkin, Toews/Kane/Hossa, Datsyuk/Zetterburg/Lidstrom, or a hot goalie like Quick or Thomas and Quick with Chara or Doughty at peak form in front of them. It might be nice to have a good shut down line, but it would be there to complement the great players who are what you really need to win a cup. Selling the farm for a complementary piece is dumb.
Again..

Year - Team - Defensive center [Games/Points] (Offensive producers [Games/Points])
2012 - LA Kings - Richards [20/15] (Kopitar [20/20], Brown [20/20])
2011 - Boston Bruins - Bergeron [23/20] (Krejci [25/23], Marchard [25/19])
2010 - Chicago Blackhawks - Toews [22/29] (Kane [22/28], Sharp [22/22])
2009 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Staal [24/9] (Malkin [24/36], Crosby [24/31])
2008 - Detroit Red Wings - Datsyuk [22/23] (Zetterberg [22/27], Franzen [16/18])
2007 - Anaheim Ducks - Getzlaf [21/17] (Perry [21/15], Selanne [21/15])
2006 - Carolina Hurricanes - Brind'Amour [25/18] (Staal [25/28], Stillman [25/26])

Best argument for you is probably the Penguins with Crosby and Malkin. But who knows what they'd do without Staal.

Most of the teams also had an elite shutdown defenseman (Doughty, Chara, Keith, Lidstrom, Pronger)


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