Bobby Ryan - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Joffrey Lupul - Matt Cullen - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Drew Miller - Tim Brent - Devante Smith-Pelly
Matt Beleskey - Peter Holland - Kyle Palmieri
Ladislav Smid - Cam Fowler
Jake Gardiner - Jordan Leopold
Shane O'Brien - Brendan Mikkelson
*Only used players who are still active in the NHL/AHL.
Sedin - Sedin - Hansen
Raymond - Kesler - Grabner
J. Ruutu - Umberger - Brown
Rodin - Hodgson - Jensen
Edler - Ohlund
Bieksa - Allen
Sopel - Connauton/Corrado
Tried to pick mostly NHL players, but had to plug in some prospects that could very well crack the team next season. Not sure if Sopel/Ohlund have officially retired yet?
Way too many unproven guys and left out way too many proven guys (Aucoin, Matt Cooke, etc.) Sopel is playing in the KHL and Ohlund has not retired. Honzik isn't even the best Canucks prospect goaltender (Cannata would be), but I'd put an established pro goaltender like Lukas Mensator above them considering they have much to prove at the pro level. Shirokov, KHL all-star, is also ahead of Rodin by a mile ...
Current NHLers that were Vancouver draft picks ...
Non-NHLers in: Jarkko Ruutu (Near PPG in SML, good 4th liner), Sergei Shirokov (KHL All-Star), Brent Sopel (Should still be in the NHL, currently in the KHL), Lukas Mensator (starting goaltender in ELH)
D. Sedin - H. Sedin - J. Hansen
M. Raymond - R. Kesler - M. Grabner
M. Cooke - R. Umberger - M. Brown
J. Ruutu - C. Hodgson - S. Shirokov
A. Edler - K. Bieksa
B. Allen - A. Aucoin
M. Ohlund - B. Sopel
Goes to show how brutal our drafting has been over the last 15 years that we can't even field a 20-man team of active NHLers.
If the Bruins actually drafted a defenseman (other than Hamilton who`s yet to play one NHL minute) who made a contribution I`d put them on here with such a solid corps up front (specifically up the middle). Looks like they`ve addressed goaltending draft wise with Subban and Sveberg
Sharp - Giroux - Carter
JVR - Richards - Gagne
Williams - Couturier - Downie
Zubrus - Prospal - Nodl
Pitkanen - Seidenberg
Sbisa - XXX
XXX - XXX
Great forwards, good top pairing, but I can't think of any good players to fill out the bottom 3 other than the bottom pairing guys on the Flyers right now (Gus, Bourdon, Marshall). Goalies aren't so good either
Raycroft (played stints last year, I will count him unless otherwise specified) Toivonen (ECHL)
Pretty bad goaltending, and a very old D corps (though not too bad), but an insane group of forwards. Sobotka at 4th C is nothing to complain about, Bitz is a good grinder, and Thompson a solid 4th line guy also.
Some guys like Seguin were drafted at center (pretty sure Kessel was supposed to be a center too) but primarily play wing so I just put them on the wing. It will be hard to beat these guys offensively
I think goaltending would kill that team. It's too bad, because the forward depth is amazing.
Flyers are quite good, if a little lacking in defensive depth and goaltending:
Extra: Regin, Lee, Daugavins, Condra, O'Brien, Eaves, Salo
Don't forget Zanon, Silfverberg, Stone, Zibanejad and Lehner. All those guys played in the most recent NHL campaign.
This team would definitely compete for the Cup, especially if trades were allowed...