Centermen : Lemieux, Sakic, Messier, Forsberg, Lindros, Francis, Fedorov, Gretzky, Nedved (this season was very deep in centermen talent and players like Damphousse, Lafontaine even Turgeon had very good years)
Orr doesn't belong there, not really at least. After 1975 he only played 36 more games over the next 4 seasons. Wasn't exactly Orr in his prime.
When healthy he still dominated, even if it wasn't that many games post 1975. I think the 1976 Canada Cup proves this that when he was healthy he was still the best in the game. I couldn't leave Orr off the list based on that
Was thinking 84-85 but sacrificed Lafleur for Roy. Also thinking 80-81 to get pieces from the Oilers, Isles, Habs and Flyers Cup teams, but thought Lemieux/Yzerman/Roy was worth the wait even if Lafleur, Clarke, Savard and Lapointe are gone.
I don't think Bossy's worse than a guy out of position, but for the sake of creating lines he goes where he is. There's a Super line, a 90s 2-way forward line, an Isles dynasty line with Gainey from the Habs dynasty replacing Gillies, and assorted big name 80s scorers with star power.
D-men are stacked and goalies have plenty of star power and each has 4 Cups as starters. Everyone but the 4th line and Langway are top notch playoff performers. And even then it's not like they were bad in the playoffs, there's just a ridiculosly high bar.