ATD 2010 Jim Robson Final: Halifax Mooseheads (1) vs. Smith's Falls Fusiliers (2)
The Jim Robson Division Final Round:
coach Jacques Demers
Sweeney Schriner - Frank Boucher - Rick Middleton
Rick Martin - Henri Richard (C) - Hooley Smith (A)
Ryan Walter - Dave Poulin - Mike Foligno
Yvon Lambert - Red Sullivan - Terry O'Reilly
Rejean Houle, Bronco Horvath
Fern Flaman (A) - Bobby Orr
Vladimir Konstantinov - Gus Mortson
Jiri Bubla - Dave Langevin
Smith's Falls Fusiliers
coach Dick Irvin, Sr.
Syd Howe - Nels Stewart - Rod Gilbert
Patrik Elias - Bryan Trottier (A) - Didier Pitre
Johnny Gottselig (A) - Bob Pulford - Floyd Curry
Rabbit McVeigh - Troy Murray - Boris Mayorov
Ulf Nilsson , Milan Hejduk
Brian Leetch (C) - Lionel Conacher
Vladimir Lutchenko - Gennady Tsygankov
Dollard St. Laurent - Sandis Ozolinsh
Looking forward to it Stalberg. To kick things off:
A huge size, strength and physicality advantage up the middle when the Fusiliers is on the offense and against Old Poison and Trotts is Pocket Richard and Lady Byng Boucher.
Of course, the Mooseheads top centers are elite passers and skilled at avoiding traffic and dishing off when challenged physically, and that should help control the periphery when their team is on offense, setting up some Orr shots from the point, though can their forwards park themselves in front of the net for screens and deflections? The ugly goals are so important come playoff time.
The coaching and goaltending advantage is offset by the best player in the series. But is it an ideal Orr team? Smith's Falls certainly tried to make itself an ideal Nels Stewart team.
Halifax defeats Smiths Falls in five games. Series star Bobby Orr was all over the ice as usual, showing no sign of his troubling knee injury. Bryan Trottier, the series' 2nd star, fought valiantly, but couldn't win the matchup with Orr. 3rd star Johnny Bower kept Smiths Falls in all five games (three of Halifax' victories were by a single goal) but Orr, Boucher, and Hooley Smith proved to be too much.
I'd like to appologize to VanI and the voters for not getting in to this series, I underestimated the final push of tax season, and we had our tax party mixed in over the weekend. It didn't make for any time to put together any good arguments and analysis the past few days.
You built an awesome team VanI, likely my favourite in this draft (aside from mine, of course )