The unofficial, post-op, hopped-up on goofballs, couldn't sleep, All-Ko Team
OK. Here we go...
All players are active (Sorry, John Kordic fans). I had to call up a couple of guys from the AHL, and negotiate with the KHL for a few transfers to shore up a young defensive corps and an old netminder, but clearly the forwards would carry this team deep into a cup run.
Ilya Kovalchuk -Anze Kopitar- Alex Kovalev
A. Kostitsyn- Saku Koivu- Tom Kostopouplos
S. Kostitsyn- Mikko Koivu- Ales Kotalik
Slava Kozlov- Viktor Kozlov- Chuck Kobasew
(Press Box: Tomas Kopecky, Lauri Korpikoski)
Ville Koistinen - Mike Komisarek
Kirill Koltsov - Konstantin Korneev
Dustin Kohn - Mike Kostka
(Pressbox: David Koci, huge goon)
Head Coach: Jukka Koivu (Saku and Mikko's dad; Coached TPS Turku)
Assistant Coach (For inspiration): Vladimir Konstantinov
Assistant Coach (For aggression): Joey Kocur
The team payroll would be $44,614,000 + whatever Kornnev, Kolesnik and Kosta make (which I couldn't find); well under the cap.
The average age of the forwards is 27.4.
The average age of the D is 24.6.
The average age of the goalies is 33.5.
The average age of the team is 27.
About the non-NHLers:
Koltsov: Vancouver 2nd round pick; has 20 points in 31 games this year.
Korneev: Habs draft. Pretty sure we lost his rights. Leading the KHL in Time on the ice.
Kolesnik: Leading the KHL in save percentage, 93.9%
Kohn: NYI prospect with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Kostka: Sabres prospect with the Portland Pirates