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If every NHL player right now was in his prime, who would be the best team?

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04-03-2004, 12:30 PM
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If every NHL player right now was in his prime, who would be the best team?

Just for throwing names, I'd say NY... imagine a 1996 Jagr playing with a 1994 Bure

Or the Wings with an '89 Yzerman, a '91 Hull and an '88 Chelios

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I kinda like a 2007 Ruutu and a 2005 Bell


i think the avs take the cake with 100 pt Kariya, 110 pt Selanne, 120 pt sakic and 115 pt Forsberg, 80 pt Tanguay, 100 pt Hedjuk, and a in-his-prime Foote and Blake


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I'd say it would be NYR too. Eric Lindros in his prime! The guy WAS a monster back in the day.

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Or the Wings with an '89 Yzerman, a '91 Hull and an '88 Chelios
plus Shanahan, plus Lidstrom, plus Hasek/Joseph, plus Datsyuk, plus Zetterberg all in their prime. Detroit no question.

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I would say the Leafs

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I would say the Leafs
Detroit, Colorado, and NYR for sure. I would love to see Lindros, Bure, and Jagr in thier prime again.

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I'd say it would be NYR too. Eric Lindros in his prime! The guy WAS a monster back in the day.
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!

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Sundin, Roberts Mogiliny, Nolan, Nieuwendyk, Francis, Leetch, Tucker, Renberg, Reichel, Stajan, McCabe, Kaberle, Johannson, Klee, Belfour,

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Wings

Yzerman 65-90-155pts
Hull 86-45-131 pts
Shanahan 52-50-102pts
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.

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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.

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I'd say Detroit and Colorado

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Gotta agree with most posters... Avs, Detroit, and NY (before they traded everyone away) would be awesome. Honorable mention to Philly and Tampa.

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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

Dejardins Pitkanen

And the depth the Flyers could fill in behind them is much better then the Rangers.

Detroit has to be the team though.

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I'd say Toronto or Detroit
The Leafs' Roster's Best Seasons (Current Lineup, No injuries)

(G, A, Pts)/(GAA, SP, SO)

Roberts (53, 37, 90), Francis (27, 92, 119), Mogilny (76, 51, 127)
Renberg (38, 44, 82), Sundin (47, 67, 114), Nolan (44, 40, 84)
Tucker (24, 35, 59), Nieuwendyk (45, 50, 95), Antropov (16, 29, 45)
Ponikarovsky (9, 18, 27), Reichel (40, 53, 93), Fitzgerald (13, 19, 32)

McCabe (16, 37, 53), Leetch (22, 80, 102)
Kaberle (11, 36, 47), Johansson (14 42, 56)
Klee (4, 25, 29), Marchment (2, 20, 22),

Belfour (1.87, 0.916, 9)
Kidd (2.16, 0.922, 3)

Edit:Berg taken out for Johansson. Edited Reichel's Stats


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Here is what the Leafs would look like

Alexandra Mogiliny - 77 76 51 127
Mats Sundin - 80 47 67 114
Ron Francis - 77 27 92 119
Brian Leetch - 80 22 80 102
Robert Reichel - 84 40 53 93
Joe Nieuwendyk - 75 51 41 92
Gary Roberts - 76 53 37 90
Owen Nolan - 78 44 40 84
Micheal Renberg - 83 38 44 82
Darcy Tucker - 77 24 35 59
Calle Johannson - 80 14 42 56
Brian McCabe - 74 16 37 53
Tomas Kaberle - 82 11 36 47
Nik Antropov - 72 16 29 45
Drake Berehowske - 79 12 20 32
Ken Klee - 66 4 25 29
Tie Domi - 79 15 14 29
Alexi Ponikarovski - 72 9 18 27
Matt Stajan - 69 14 13 27

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Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, Ray Whitney, Robert Lang, Steve Thomas, Nick Lidstrom, Matthieu Schneider, Derian Hatcher, Chris Chelios and most important Dominik Hasek.

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Colorado, Detroit, Toronto & NYR.

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Originally Posted by electric
Just for throwing names, I'd say NY... imagine a 1996 Jagr playing with a 1994 Bure

Or the Wings with an '89 Yzerman, a '91 Hull and an '88 Chelios
Messier and Lindros?

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Colorado, Detroit, Toronto & NYR.
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.

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The Rangers problem would be goaltending. Can't win without goaltending.

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Gotta go with Toronto. Don't forget, they also have Belfour in his prime.

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Detroit would get the edge because of a prime Hasek.

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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

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The all time Oilers team would be the best of all time. Who could beat this lineup?

Forwards

J. Currie(73 71 64 135) - W. Gretzky (80 92 120 212)- B. Nicholls(79 70 80 150)
G. Anderson(72 54 48 102) - M. Messier (79 45 84 129) - E. Tikkanen (76 34 44 78)
V. Damphousse (84 39 58 97) - J. Carson (80 55 52 107) - A. Graves (84 52 27 79)
R. Smyth(82 31 39 70) - D. Weight (82 25 79 104) - B. Guerin (78 41 25 66)

Defence

P. Coffee(79 48 90 138) - S. Smith (78 10 47 57)
C. Huddy (76 20 37 57) - D. Manson (79 18 36 54)
K. Lowe (80 4 42 46) - M. McSorely(81 15 26 41)

Goalies

G. Fuhr
A. Moog
C. Joseph
B. Ranford

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