Europe vs. North America
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05-20-2013, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Heatley was the the last player I added because he was the one I wasn't sold on. Originally I wanted Keith Tkachuk on that line (Lindros + Tkachuk, wow!), but I don't know how much he really played on the RW. I tried to use players in positions they have actually occupied during their career (the only exception is Craig Conroy, Center on LW: I desperately wanted a real good defensive player with some scoring upside on the fourth line).
Marleau: Never top 3 in scoring, top 20 finishes: two. Heatley was a top 3 scorer three times (once without Spezza) and has five top 20 finishes. He was selected to play for Team Canada in the 2004 World Cup and the 2006 Olympics, Marleau was not. Marleau played in four World Championships and never stood out while Heatley made the all-star team three times (out of six appearances at the WCh).
Spezza, Richards: Only reason I didn't consider them is position.
Kane, Parise: They probably surpass Heatley for the 2015 edition of my team. I want to see them put up another top season or two before that though.
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