Dany Heatley - Alexi Yashin - Daniel Alfredson
Shawn McEachern - Jason Spezza - Marian Hossa
Martin Straka - Pavol Demitra - Martin Havlat
Magnus Ardvedson - Todd White - Patrick Eaves
Honourable mentions: Peter Schaefer, Mike Fisher, Andreas Dackell.
Wade Redden - Steve Duchesne
Chris Phillips - Zdeno Chara
Norm MacIver - Anton Volchenkov
Honourable mentions - Andrej Meszaros
Honourable mentions - Ron Tugnutt
Jaques Martin (although Murray is getting a little better)
I wanted to put in an enforcer and certainly didn't want him on the blue line. I just put him in because my first ever NHL game he had quite the nice fight, so I always remember him.
If you put in an enforcer it HAS to be Neil. Neil is by far the best player the Sens have every had that could fight and the longest serving member of the team that could fight. Putting Vial on the team is poor. Same with Roy or McGrattan.
Also Radek Bonk needs to be on the team though he seems to be left off of many of them. Maybe people did not like him but he was a very good player for longer than most players in the history of the Sens.
Others have the forwards all messed up with guys completely out of position. They include players that only played a miniscule amount of time with the club like Hasek, Demitra, Straka.
On my list only a few players did not spend significant time with the Sens but while they were here they were so dominate (compared to their teamates at least) they are included. (Maciver, Duschesne, Heatley)
Do we so easily forget those who shone before we were here?
All these lists are very nice but some former players who shone during the early days should also be considered.
To use the last word, let us consider the following:
1) Cy Denneny who had 245 goals & 67 assists for 312 points in his 12 year career. Those were not long seasons. Many are the players who don't even get near to 245 goals in their career even with our 82 game seasons now. He's a hall of famer.
2) George Boucher who had 604 penalty minutes in his career. Must have been one tough character. Great to have as a 'support' player on your team. He also led the Senators to four Stanley Cups in the 1920's. He's a hall of famer.
3) Alec Connell, a goalie who has currently holds the NHL record for longest shutout streak at 461:29 in 1928, which is over 6 games. A bit better than what we see at the moment. He's a hall of famer