Hull 86-45-131 pts
The Wings top 3, then add Lang, Steve Thomas, with Datsyuk and Zetterberg just entering their prime.
The D would have 3, 70+ players, Lidstrom, Schneider and Chelios. Throw in Hatcher and add Hasek as your goalie and this team would be tough to beat.
While maybe not as good as some of them, Philly has to be there.
Amonte, Roenick, Leclair all scored massive points in there day, add in a 30 goal Gagne, Handzus in his prime, Primeau without the stone hands, Recchi in his prime (Which is almost now), Kapanen with his scoring touch, Zhamnov too... could be scary.
Their defense drops off a little but Desjardins in his prime was good, Markov is good now, and if we're talking future Pitkanen has a heck of a prime ahead of him, as does Johnsson.
Burke was a top goalie in the league before so they would be set in net as well.
Good deep team... maybe not the best, but it would be fun to watch.
Yikes, totally forgot about Lindros... him and Jagr together in their prime would be unstoppable, and with a 60-goals Bure running wild on their wing... oh my!
I think the Rangers as they stand now after the trades are being overrated. They have a handfull of great players, but the rest of their lines are lacking. Still wouldn't put them past a team like the Flyers or a few other teams I could think of.
Recchi, JR, LeClair
Amonte, Zhamnov, Gagne
And the depth the Flyers could fill in behind them is much better then the Rangers.
Gotta agree with that. Leafs would be imensely offensive...that's for sure...Rangers would be pretty darn good themselves...the question is, which team would win a best of 7 series?
My vote would put a Leafs vs Red Wings best of 7. With the Leafs taking it, Francis is the 3rd highest scorer in history, I don't think many can compete with that, as well as the Nolan, Mogilny, Roberts, Sundin, and Leetch factors.
Detroit, Colorado, Toronto and the Rangers (prior to the trade deadline).
Imagine having to go against Messier, Lindros, Nedved and Holik up the middle and Jagr, Kovalev, Bure, and Rucinsky on the wing. The defense would be weak, other than Leetch and possibly Malakhov (he was a stud when he felt like playing). Goaltending is weak unless you count Mike Richter, or if we can look into the future and Dan Blackburn turns out as expected.
Honourable mention to Phoenix if they're allowed to use Wayne Gretzky