to each their own lol. grew up watching neely, bourque, moog and well as far as i am concerned there would be just as many reasons to love shore as orr depending on the person i guess. kind of a toss up though between orr and bourque but since i grew up with bourque had to give him the edge
first line i want to score... be big... be fast... be good
Cam Neely/Joe Thornton/Wayne Cashman. Cash does the dirty work to let Cam bang home big Joe's setups.
Second line i want as much speed and dipsy dooesy as possible... being defensive responsible doesnt hurt either
Rick Middleton/Adam Oates/Patrice Bergeron. I imagine Middleton plays the offwing... Bergeron prob sticks to the rightside.
Third line i want to be able to shut down the enemy
Terry OReilly/Derek Sanderson/Don Marcotte. This line would prob be a number 1 scoring unit on many teams today too. Nice penalty killing for the team with these guys around.
Fourth line prob wouldnt see the ice much with these three in front of it so I will dress some specialists.
Phil Espositio and his hall of fame talent is reduced to PP specialist for me
John Buyck and his hall of fame talent becomes my ultility guy
Phil Kessel and all his untapped promise sticks around to learn from these winners
In the pressboy I sit
Jay Miller for when things get rough
Nevin Markwart cause I love his name and the way he played the game.
Bobby Orr partners up with Brad Park on unit one.
Raymond Borque partners up with Zdeno Chara on unit two
i cant imagine any icetime being left for unit three... but i dress ummm...
Mike Milbury and a healthy Gord Kluzak just cause i like personality and i think these guys were winners.
in the press box a young Mark Stuart can sit and practice with the team to let it rub off on him.
for a big money game Gerry Cheevers was the man
I love Toivonens raw talent... I let him back up
in the AHL ready to jump up if anyone gets hurt... Reggie Lemelin
thats about it...
for just one dream lineup... if everyone was healthy and I wanted to score a goal...
Id put Borque and Orr at the points... I think Sanderson to take the face off. Neely to be my shooter in the slot... and Oates as the teams best playmaker ive seen
Also, using only players I've seen and have a good recollection of. (I know I watched Hodge and some others was I was 7 or 8, but I don't remember them that well)
Bucyk - Oates - Neely
Cashman - Janney - Middleton
Poulin - B. Pederson - O'Reilly
Secord - Linesman - Jonathan
(Marcotte - extra F)
Orr - Bourque
Chara - Park
O'Connell - B.Stuart
Cheevers - Moog
The first line would be awesome. Heck Oates and Neely carried this team with a LW'er or three that weren't in the same stratosphere as Bucyk.
2nd line - Janney and Middleton would be incredible, IMO (Sorry for breaking up Pederson/Middleton DKH - Barry was just much better defensively so he goes to the third) and Cashman would be there to do what he did best - grind, muck and protect.
Third line - Dave Poulin moves to the left because he would be a dominant defensive presence anywhere and he could score too.Pederson and O'Reilly combine to bring talent, grit, smarts and toughness.
Fourth line - would have absolutely been the most entertaining line in the history of hockey. Linesman to stir the pot - Secord and Jonathan to clean clocks. Probably the toughest linemates in history. Only Probert and Kocur would be close, IMO. Plus they could all play!
On D - Bourque, Orr, Park and Chara are obvious - O'Connell for those that didn't see him play was a very good, efficient and talented guy who was IMO the 2nd best #2 that Ray every played with on a consistent basis - after Park.
Brad Stuart, although only here a short time is among the most talented guys the B's have had back there since I've been watching. (I thought about Kluzak and Thelven for that spot but in the end I went with Stuart)