K, donno if this has been done, But I was wondering what everyone would do if they were presented with the oppurtunity to create a dream team. Any player throughout history, at there prime could be used. 4 lines, 6 defensemen, 2 goalies. the complete team, unfortunetly I don't really know alot about hockey history, so I feel like I wouldn't be able to give justice to the teams potential.
Extras: Trottier, Bossy
*Position isn't necessarily that important. It's relatively easy to switch a centre to wing.
*Gainey wouldn't rank ahead of Morenz, Messier or F. Mahovlich (No. 3 LW ever), for example, but he's a must for the checking line.
*Lindsay's the No. 2 LW of all-time, IMO, but due to his all-round capabilities, I'd want him on the LW for the checking line.
*Only one explanation needed: I don't think Coffey's one of the top 7 ever, but as far as offensive defencemen, he's behind only Orr. Red Kelly just misses out.
Just for fun the 86-87 Oilers with 5 additions...Lemieux, Bourque, Robitaille, Yzerman and Roy. Assume that the team is made up of the players as they were in 86-87. Then imagine them playing together for the next 8-10 years.