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07-05-2010, 09:09 AM
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MLD 2010 Assassination Thread

POST your finished line-up (all 24 in place) here, with one captain and two alternate captains specified.

Then ASSASSINATE a team.

Every GM should review at least one team in the other division. Take half an hour to an hour out of your life to give to the needy.

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Texas Brahmas

coach Bryan Murray

Jim Riley - Don Smith - Andrei Khomutov
Thomas Vanek - Normie Himes - Art Farrell (C)
Jack Marks - Billy Reay - Mike Keane (A)
Joe Juneau - Terry Ruskowski - Jim Peplinski
Harry Meeking, Billy Harris

Jamie Macoun (A) - Randy Gregg
Alexei Gusarov - Dave Babych
Karel Gut - Doug Young
Roland Stoltz

Ryan Miller
Viktor Zinger

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GM - LeafsForever13
***** - Dreakmur

Coach - "Bun" Cook

Al MacAdam [A] - Marc Savard - Stephane Richer
Red Hamill - "Doc" Romnes - Art Gagne
Jan Erixon - Brian Rolston - Cecil Blachford [C]
Carl Liscombe - Craig Conroy - Bobby Gould

Hy Buller - John Van Boxmeer
Gord Fraser - Mario Marois [A]
Warren Godfrey - Dale Tallon

Evgeni Nabokov
Earl Robertson

Spares - Jack McIntyre, Bill Flett, and Adrian Aucoin

Power Play #1: Red Hamill-Marc Savard-Stephane Richer-John Van Boxmeer-Brian Rolston
Power Play # 2: Carl Liscombe-Doc Romnes-Art Gagne-Hy Buller-Dale Tallon

Penalty Kill #1: Bruan Rolston-Cecil Blachford-Gord Fraser-Mario Marois
Penalty Kill #2: Jan Erixon-Craig Conroy-Warren Godfrey-Hy Buller


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Texas Brahmas

coach Bryan Murray

Jim Riley - Don Smith - Andrei Khomutov
Thomas Vanek - Normie Himes - Art Farrell (C)
Jack Marks - Billy Reay - Mike Keane (A)
Joe Juneau - Terry Ruskowski - Jim Peplinski
Harry Meeking, Billy Harris

Jamie Macoun (A) - Randy Gregg
Alexei Gusarov - Dave Babych
Karel Gut - Doug Young
Roland Stoltz

Ryan Miller
Viktor Zinger
I guess I'll take the first shots here.....

First, your 3rd line appears to be extremely stong. When you take Keane with your first pick, it should be, but with Marks and Reay, you've built a very good unit there.

Also, your 1st defense pair will be very strong in a shut-down rule. Not much to speak of offensively, but I would assume others can do that job. With your 3rd line combining with this pair, it looks like you will be able to really slow down powerfull offensive units.

Speaking of offense from the blueline, you have Babych, who is one of the best in the ATD. He was the #1 guy on last year's atd champion, so having him on the 3rd pair looks pretty good.

Miller has a short, but very strong resume. He'll be a solid starter, but nothing special. He definately won't cost you any games.

Your top 6 looks pretty good in terms of offensive skill - not great, but better than average. My concern with the group would be toughness and corner work, especially on the 2nd line. If you match up against a tough defensive team, they might have trouble.


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GM - DaveG
coach - Ivan Hlinka

Default Lineup:
Alex Tanguay - Pavol Dmitra - Viktor Shalimov
Tom Hooper - Jason Spezza - Rick Kehoe
Tommy Williams - Ryan Kesler - Ray Sheppard
Darryl Sutter (C) - Larry Patey - Willi Plett
Bohuslav Stastny, Stanislav Konopasek

Darryl Sydor - Mattias Ohlund (A)
Doug Jarrett (A) - Steve Chiasson
Risto Siltanen - Joe Cooper
Lasse Bjorn

Sean Burke
Arturs Irbe

Defensive Forward Lineup:
Tanguay - Dmitra - Shalimov
Hooper - Spezza - Kehoe
Williams - Kesler - B. Stastny
Sutter - Patey - Plett
Sheppard, Konopasek

Offensive Forward Lineup:
Tanguay - Dmitra - Shalimov
Hooper - Spezza - Kehoe
Konopasek - Kesler - Stastny
Sutter - Patey - Williams
Plett, B. Stastny


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Line 1: Geoff Courtnall - Alexei Yashin - Russ Courtnall
Line 2: Ray Whitney - Mike Ridley (A) - Vincent Lukac
Line 3: Martin Gelinas - Bob Carpenter - Dave Trottier
Line 4: Ted Irvine - Mike Fisher - Roxy Beaudro
Extras: Mark Napier

D 1: Jyrki Lumme - Jeff Beukeboom (A)
D 2: Bruce Driver (C) - Mike O'Connell
D 3: Barry Gibbs - Sylvain Cote
Extras: Bob Murdoch

G 1: Pete Peeters
G 2: Tomas Vokoun
Extras: Flat Walsh

Coach: Peter Laviolette

PP 1: Whitney - Yashin - Lukac - Lumme - O'Connell
PP 2: G. Courtnall - Ridley - R. Courtnall - Driver - Cote

PK 1: Beaudro - Carpenter - Driver - Beukeboom
PK 2: Trottier - Fisher - O'Connell - Cote


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General Managers: Chigurh & Velociraptor
Coach: Red Berenson
Captain: Orest Kindrachuk
Assistant Captains: Andrei Markov, Kelly Miller


Anton Stastny - Erich Kuhnhackl - Marian Stastny
Eric Vail - Dave Gagner - Dave Christian
Kelly Miller (A) - Jaroslav Holik - Chico Maki
Curt Fraser - Orest Kindrachuk (C) - Doug Brown
Spares: Mike Krushelnyski, Anze Kopitar

Andrei Markov (A) - Darius Kasparaitis
Jeff Brown - Kent Douglas
Dave Ellett - Arnie Brown
Spares: Bryan Berard

Riley Hern
Johnny Mowers

PP1: Anton Stastny - Erich Kuhnhackl - Marian Stastny
Andrei Markov - Jeff Brown

PP2: Eric Vail - Dave Gagner - Dave Christian
Dave Ellett - Arnie Brown

PK1: Kelly Miller - Jaroslav Holik
Darius Kasparaitis - Kent Douglas

PK2: Chico Maki - Orest Kindrachuk
Andrei Markov - Arnie Brown


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GM - DaveG
coach - Ivan Hlinka

Alex Tanguay - Pavol Dmitra - Viktor Shalimov
Tom Hooper - Jason Spezza - Rick Kehoe
Tommy Williams - Ryan Kesler - Ray Sheppard
Darryl Sutter (C) - Larry Patey - Willi Plett
Bohuslav Stastny, Stanislav Konopasek

Darryl Sydor - Mattias Ohlund (A)
Doug Jarrett (A) - Steve Chiasson
Risto Siltanen - Joe Cooper
Lasse Bjorn

Sean Burke
Arturs Irbe
- I love your goaltending. They're more than just homer picks, and Burke is a strong starter here. Irbe can elevate his play when needed just as well.

- the defense has good mix of mobility and toughness, and lacks obvious defensive holes. The offensive output however will be quite low. Chiasson it the only clear offensive D-man. Sydor and Ohlund may provide a bit offense, but it's not enough to run PPs, or generate respectable offense from the back end.

- your top 6 has lot of skill and smooth skating, but who's going to go to the corners and do the dirty work? They can put slower and less skilled D-men in trouble, but mobile and physical defense will likely smother them. Third line is an enigma, Kesler would make me think it's a checking line, but the presence of Sheppard makes it seem like 3rd scoring line... which doesn't seem to work at any level. The players just don't mesh to me (and thinking that Kesler hasn't done much to be drafted yet doesn't help TBH). The 4th line has lot of grit, though it's not usable as real checking line either.

- Hlinka is a player's coach. He also seemed to like more defensive approach, for which I don't think your team's built for.

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General Managers: Chigurh & Velociraptor
Coach: Red Berenson
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Assistant Captains:


Anton Stastny - Erich Kuhnhackl - Marian Stastny
Eric Vail - Dave Gagner - Dave Christian
Curt Fraser - Jaroslav Holik - Chico Maki
Kelly Miller - Orest Kindrachuk - Doug Brown
Spares: Mike Krushelnyski, Anze Kopitar

Andrei Markov - Darius Kasparitis
Jeff Brown - Kent Douglas
Dave Ellett - Arnie Brown
Spares: Bryan Berard

Riley Hern
Johnny Mowers
That defense has a good blend of offensive production and defensive players. Kasparitis's injury history could prove a bit problematic but he's a damn solid physical defenseman otherwise.

Top 6 forwards have a lot of skill and between the Stastnys a lot of chemistry. Vail adds a bit of physicailty to that group.

A bit unsure on Hern, he seems a bit up and down to me but he's gotta be in the Hall for a reason. Mowers makes for a good backup for him with a pretty good record both in the regular season and playoffs.

Berenson is an interesting pick for a coach with the way your team is built. From the way St Louis was built when he coached there and the way Michigan teams seem to be built more often then not he seems more fond of defensive defensemen.

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Pierre Larouche - Gus Bodnar - Billy Gilmour (A)
Steve Payne - Don Raleigh - Jimmy Ward
Buzz Boll - Ray Ferraro - Ron Stewart
Andre Pronovost - Herb Carnegie - Ossie Carnegie
Ron Duguay - Ken Mallen

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Boston College Eagles

coach: Jan Starsi

Alex Shibicky (a) - Skene Ronan - Kent Nilsson
Steve Vickers - Dennis Maruk (c) - Alex Kovalev
Butch Keeling - Rick Meagher - Claude Larose
Jack McDonald - Billy McGimsie - Serge Bernier
Forbes Kennedy, Rob Niedermayer

Marty Burke - Bob Murray (a)
Shea Weber - Brian Campbell
Brad Marsh - Niklas Kronwall
Jocelyn Guevremont

Sugar Jim Henry
Wilf Cude

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The Philadelphia Blazers
Coach: Jimmy Skinner
Captain: Don Lever
Assistant Captain: Paul MacLean
Assistant Captain: Fred Scanlan

Fred Scanlan-Andre Lacroix-Paul MacLean
Gerard Gallant-Cliff Ronning-Ladislav Trojak
Don Grosso-Cully Dahlstrom-Don Lever
Tony Granato-Laurie Boschman-Bill Fairbairn
PJ Axelsson, Christian Bordeleau

Gilles Marotte-Gordie Roberts
Mike Milbury-Dave Manson
Drew Doughty-Bob Rouse
Al Hamilton

Mike Karakas
Marty Turco

1. (#11 overall) G Mike Karakas
2. (#22 overall) D Gilles Marotte
3. (#43 overall) C Andre Lacroix
4. (#54 overall) LW Gerard Gallant
5. (#75 overall) D Mike Milbury
6. (#86 overall) RW Paul MacLean
7. (#107 overall) D Dave Manson
8. (#118 overall) F Don Lever
9. (#139 overall) LW Fred Scanlan
10. (#150 overall) D Gordie Roberts
11. (#171 overall) RW Ladislav Trojak
12. (#182 overall) D Drew Doughty
13. (#203 overall) C/LW Don Grosso
14. (#214 overall) C Cliff Ronning
15. (#245 overall) C Cully Dahlstrom
16. (#246 overall) C/LW Laurie Boschman
17. (#267 overall) G Marty Turco
18. (#268 overall) RW Bill Fairbairn
19. (#309 overall) LW/RW Tony Granato
20. (#310 overall) D Bob Rouse
21. (#331 overall) LW P.J. Axelsson
22. (#332 overall) coach Jimmy Skinner
23. (#373 overall) D Al Hamilton
24. (#374 overall) C Christian Bordeleau

PP1

Gallant-Lacroix-MacLean
Marotte-Manson

PP2

Scanlan-Ronning-Trojak
Doughty-Roberts

PK1

Lever-Grosso
Milbury-Marotte

PK2

Dahlstrom-Boschman
Roberts-Rouse

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I plan to assassinate a few teams. But before then, just one request:

If you have already taken the time to do bios for your players, it makes assassination much easier if you link the bios to your roster post somewhere.

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Marc Tardif (A) - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift
Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Bruce Ridpath
Bob Gracie - Moose Watson - Joe Lamb
Stan Jonathan - Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur
Sergei Nemchinov - Ran McDonald

Howard McNamara (C) - Duncan Keith
Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson (A)
Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson
Jim Morrison

Bill Ranford
Eddie Johnston

Coach: Frank Patrick

PP1: Marc Tardif - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PP2: Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Joe Lamb - Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson
PK1: Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PK2: Bob Gracie - Joe Lamb - Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson


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Marc Tardif (A) - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift
Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Bruce Ridpath
Bob Gracie - Moose Watson - Joe Lamb
Stan Jonathan - Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur
Sergei Nemchinov - Ran McDonald

Howard McNamara (C) - Duncan Keith
Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson (A)
Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson
Jim Morrison

Bill Ranford
Eddie Johnston

Coach: Frank Patrick

PP1: Marc Tardif - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PP2: Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Joe Lamb - Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson
PK1: Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PK2: Bob Gracie - Joe Lamb - Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson
My assassination of your team:

You're a meanie for taking McNamara from me and I'm going to rank you last.

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PP1: Dubbie Kerr - Vladimir Zabrodsky - Todd Bertuzzi - Dick Redmond - Fredrick Olausson
PP2: Keith Crowder - Dutch Reibel - Eddie Wiseman - Steamer Maxwell - Walter Smaill

PK1: Ron Sutter - Jay Pandolfo - Normand Rochefort - Rick Green
PK2: Charlie Sands - Rich Preston - Dave Lewis - Walter Smaill

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Boston College Eagles

coach: Jan Starsi

Alex Shibicky (a) - Skene Ronan - Kent Nilsson
Steve Vickers - Dennis Maruk (c) - Alex Kovalev
Butch Keeling - Rick Meagher - Claude Larose
Jack McDonald - Billy McGimsie - Serge Bernier
Forbes Kennedy, Rob Niedermayer

Marty Burke - Bob Murray (a)
Shea Weber - Brian Campbell
Brad Marsh - Niklas Kronwall
Jocelyn Guevremont

Sugar Jim Henry
Wilf Cude
Really like this team. Mcgimsie was a player that we looked at for our pre-1916 requirements. Meagher was a good defensive player in the 80's so he's perfect for a 3rd line. Nilsson had a short career but averaged over a point a game. Maruk, in my opinion, is one of the more under-rated players of the 80's.

As for defense, that's good as well. All 7 are pretty good defenseman. Not sure if I would have Kronwall as a defenseman in this type of league just yet but he should be a fixture on these in the years to come. Good to see someone else with the same admiration for Brian Campbell that I do. He's a good defenseman who gets saddled because of his salary.

Goaltending and coaching look good as well.

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Not sure if I would have Kronwall as a defenseman in this type of league just yet
He led the Red Wings in assists with 15 in their 2008 Stanley Cup championship and was 3rd in ice time: 23 minutes, 20 seconds on average per game throughout the playoffs. He has played professional hockey since 1999, the NHL since 2003 and despite injuries has 300+ NHL regular season games, more than some guys in this draft. He was also named MVP and Best Defender in the World Championships in 2006. He more than demonstrated he can play on a third pairing at this level of competition.

Thanks for the review. I just had to respond to that.

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Marc Tardif (A) - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift
Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Bruce Ridpath
Bob Gracie - Moose Watson - Joe Lamb
Stan Jonathan - Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur
Sergei Nemchinov - Ran McDonald

Howard McNamara (C) - Duncan Keith
Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson (A)
Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson
Jim Morrison

Bill Ranford
Eddie Johnston

Coach: Frank Patrick

PP1: Marc Tardif - Craig Janney - Dolly Swift - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PP2: Robert McDougall - Paul Haynes - Joe Lamb - Haldor Halderson - Phat Wilson
PK1: Samuel Pahlsson - Anders Kallur - Howard McNamara - Duncan Keith
PK2: Bob Gracie - Joe Lamb - Miroslav Dvorak - Kjell Samuelsson
Offense

-My only question about the first line is a puck winner, Janney's your passer, Swift can pass/shoot, and Tardif is the shooter. Not a lot of grit or a guy willing to work down low in the corners.
-This line fits together pretty well, everyone brings a different component and you've got a corners guy with skill, and 2 good goal scorers.
-I'm not positive what you're going for with your 3rd line, from what I read on your bios Gracie is the only one that was good defensively but I don't know that for a fact. Lamb could handle himself in his own end but I don't know if he belongs on the 3rd line, same with Watson.
-I really like your 4th line. You've got 3 good two-way guys, some toughness and aggressiveness, and can chip in some scoring.

Defense

-Good top pairing, they complement each other well. McNamara brings a physical aspect and Keith a smooth skating puck mover.
-2nd pairing looks like two puck-movers and offensive defensemen, don't know how well they will fare in the defensive zone when paired together.
-Two defensive defensemen to round out the 3rd pairing, this is a pairing you can trust to be out against an opponent's top lines and not be afraid. Not a lot of puck skill, but a good 3rd pairing.

Goaltending

-Ranford's a good MLD goalie, and Johnston a good MLD backup. Nothing earth shattering, but a good goaltending tandem.

Things I like:

2nd line
4th line
1st pairing
3rd pairing

Things I have some questions about:

Who is going to be the grit and defensive influence on the 1st line?
How well will that 2nd pairing be able to handle being out against an opponent's top lines?

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Offense

-My only question about the first line is a puck winner, Janney's your passer, Swift can pass/shoot, and Tardif is the shooter. Not a lot of grit or a guy willing to work down low in the corners.
There are indications in his profile that Swift was involved in a "barbarous" rivalry with Weldy Young, but I'd prefer more. Especially when next to Janney, a great passer, but one of the softer players in recent memory.

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gm: papershoes
coach: boris KULAGIN
captain: alexander UVAROV
assistant captains: vasily PERVUKHIN, dmitri UKOLOV

#8 sergey KAPUSTIN - #22 viktor ZHLUKTOV - #95 aleksey MOROZOV
yevgeny ZIMIN - viktor SHUVALOV - yury PANTYUKHOV
valentin KUZIN - alexander UVAROV (K) - yury KRYLOV
alexander BODUNOV - vyacheslav ANISIN - yury LEBEDEV
extra: sergei SAMSONOV, alexander PASHIN

#4 yuri FEDOROV - #5 vasily PERVUKHIN (A)
dmitri UKOLOV - alex VINOGRADOV
alfred KUCHEVSKY - genrikh SIDORENKOV
extra: val HOFFINGER

nikolay PUCHKIN
sergey MYLNIKOV

PP1: sergey KAPUSTIN - viktor SHUVALOV - aleksey MOROZOV - alfred KUCHEVSKY - vasily PERVUKHIN
PP2: yevgeny ZIMIN - viktor ZHLUKTOV - yury PANTYUKHOV - yuri FEDOROV - dmitri UKOLOV

PK1: valentin KUZIN - viktor ZHLUKTOV - vasily PERVUKHIN - dmitri UKOLOV
PK2: yury KRYLOV - alexander UVAROV - alex VINOGRADOV - yuri FEDOROV

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The Philadelphia Blazers
Coach: Jimmy Skinner
Captain: Don Lever
Assistant Captain: Paul MacLean
Assistant Captain: Fred Scanlan

Fred Scanlan-Andre Lacroix-Paul MacLean
Gerard Gallant-Cliff Ronning-Ladislav Trojak
Don Grosso-Cully Dahlstrom-Don Lever
Tony Granato-Laurie Boschman-Bill Fairbairn
PJ Axelsson, Christian Bordeleau

Gilles Marotte-Gordie Roberts
Mike Milbury-Dave Manson
Drew Doughty-Bob Rouse
Al Hamilton

Mike Karakas
Marty Turco

1. (#11 overall) G Mike Karakas
2. (#22 overall) D Gilles Marotte
3. (#43 overall) C Andre Lacroix
4. (#54 overall) LW Gerard Gallant
5. (#75 overall) D Mike Milbury
6. (#86 overall) RW Paul MacLean
7. (#107 overall) D Dave Manson
8. (#118 overall) F Don Lever
9. (#139 overall) LW Fred Scanlan
10. (#150 overall) D Gordie Roberts
11. (#171 overall) RW Ladislav Trojak
12. (#182 overall) D Drew Doughty
13. (#203 overall) C/LW Don Grosso
14. (#214 overall) C Cliff Ronning
15. (#245 overall) C Cully Dahlstrom
16. (#246 overall) C/LW Laurie Boschman
17. (#267 overall) G Marty Turco
18. (#268 overall) RW Bill Fairbairn
19. (#309 overall) LW/RW Tony Granato
20. (#310 overall) D Bob Rouse
21. (#331 overall) LW P.J. Axelsson
22. (#332 overall) coach Jimmy Skinner
23. (#373 overall) D Al Hamilton
24. (#374 overall) C Christian Bordeleau

PP1

Gallant-Lacroix-MacLean
Marotte-Manson

PP2

Scanlan-Ronning-Trojak
Doughty-Roberts

PK1

Lever-Grosso
Milbury-Marotte

PK2

Dahlstrom-Boschman
Roberts-Rouse
Just a suggestion for next time - you might want to edit down the quoted text and bold the most relevant sections in your profiles. I'm just skimming through them (as I'm sure most GMs do with long profiles), so it's possible that I would miss something important.

Forwards:

-Lacroix was a superstar in the WHA, and his play against the Soviets showed that maybe he really was that good. But he didn't play his prime years in the NHL, which is why he's relegated to being one of the better playmakers in the MLD. You surrounded him with grit on both sides. MacLean was a physical beast and there are indications that Scanlan had a gritty game as well. Are they talented enough, though? MacLean stats make him look like a gritty PP specialist (no top 10s in overall points, assists, or goals). I can buy him as the third most talented member of a scoring line, but is Scanlan good enough to be the 2nd most talented member?

-Gallant is your prototypical MLD glue guy who can chip in goals, and he was a 2nd Team AS once (rare in the MLD). Ronning was a very good, very fast two-way player. I have concerns as to whether a player who only scored more than a point per game once (in the weird 92-93 season) is good enough to carry the offense on a MLD scoring line. Not sure what to think of Trojak - he seems to have spent most of his career as the 2nd best player in his country, but he was well behind the best (Malecek and then a young Zabrodsky, both of whom were described as "carrying" the team). Lots of grit and character; I would love him as a 4th liner in this.

-I'm a big fan of your 3rd line. Dahlstrom and Grosso are great players for a two-way third line. Both bring some clutch play with them too. I was coveting Dahlstrom for our planned two-way 4th line, but that was greedy. Don Lever is sort of a jack-of-all-trades and compliments them well. This line may have trouble against more physical lines, as while all 3 players are hard workers, I don't think any of them were particularly big (correct me if I'm wrong).

-Lots of grit and solid defensive play on the 4th line. Nobody that special offensively, but all of them can chip in.

Defense:

-I think your top 4 defensemen are the strength of your team. Marotte and Roberts were guys who were good at everything, great at nothing. Good MLD first pair. I'm honestly not sure why we didn't take Gordie Roberts when he kept falling.

-Your second pairing will be hell to play against. Two mean defensemen. Manson sometimes got out of position looking for the big hit, but man did he destroy people when he got them. He also had a hard, but inaccurate shot from the point.

-Bob Rouse was a solid defensive defenseman for most of his career, but nothing special. Not sure if I would pick him in the MLD. I saw the end of his career and remember him as the rock steady #5 defenseman every team would want. But I'd have to think that you could have found someone more talented. Doughty? He's had one significant season in his career. I wouldn't have drafted him. On the bright side, with the quality of your top 4 (likely among the best in the MLD), your bottom pair won't play much.


Goaltending and coaching
-Am I the only one unimpressed by Mike Karakas? EB actually had him as Terry Sawchuk's backup for his ATD12 championship team, and you picked him in the first round, so obviously some people really like him.

I see a guy with one great regular season (winning the Calder and 2nd in GAA in 35-36; effectively third in All Star voting for goalies that year), a couple more good regular seasons,. an absolutely amazing playoff run - the 1938 playoffs, as the 14-25-9 (no typo) Blackhawks went on to win the Stanley Cup.

But his career after these 3 seasons really isn't that impressive. He has a losing record as a goaltender. Is it because he played on terrible teams his whole career? The thing that concerns me the most is that he was demoted to the AHL in what should have been the prime of his career and only got a chance to play again because of World War 2. He did get a 2nd Team All Star in 44-45, but this was at the height of World War 2. Who did he beat out?

Don't get me wrong, Karakas is more than good enough to start in the MLD. I'm just not sure that he's much better than average or worth a first round pick (or worth being a backup in the main draft, as EB used him on an otherwise outstanding team). I see him as pretty average in the regular season, but able to come through clutch in the playoffs.

-Turco is an okay backup, though I'd prefer someone more consistent. At least he won't have to play in the playoffs, as that is where Karakas is at his best.

-Jimmy Skinner won a Cup with the post-Ivan Red Wings. I believe he was known for playing an offensive style and for distributing ice time much more equally than Ivan (who gave the Production Line all they could handle). He only coached for 4 seasons in the NHL. I know he did a lot of scouting Europe, but I'm not sure if that means anything here. Seems like a below average coach in this thing, unless he has a resume outside the NHL that I'm not aware of.

Special Teams
-MacLean's 3 top 10s in PP goals make him a big asset on the first unit next to the playmaker Lacroix. Gallant also has one top 10 finish in PP goals.

-Forwards on the 2nd unit seem a little weak offensively.

-Good but not great pointmen for the PP.

-PK is solid all-round, not spectacular.

Overall
-I really like your top 4 defensemen. It may be the best Top 4 in the draft (I don't have a frame of reference to compare yet).

-I like your lower 2 lines. Lots of grit and two-way play.

-Lots of grit and character all through your lineup. All 4 wings on your scoring lines are gritty guys.

My main concern:
Will this team score enough to win? Lacroix was a superstar in the WHA and should be good enough against MLD competition to carry a line. But it is concerning that your NHL players (MacLean, Gallant, Ronning) have zero top 10 finishes in overall points, goals, or assists.

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gm: papershoes
coach: boris KULAGIN
captain: alexander UVAROV
assistant captains: vasily PERVUKHIN, dmitri UKOLOV

#8 sergey KAPUSTIN - #22 viktor ZHLUKTOV - #95 aleksey MOROZOV
yevgeny ZIMIN - viktor SHUVALOV - yury PANTYUKHOV
valentin KUZIN - alexander UVAROV (K) - yury KRYLOV
alexander BODUNOV - vyacheslav ANISIN - yury LEBEDEV
extra: sergei SAMSONOV, alexander PASHIN

#4 yuri FEDOROV - #5 vasily PERVUKHIN (A)
dmitri UKOLOV - alex VINOGRADOV
alfred KUCHEVSKY - genrikh SIDORENKOV
extra: val HOFFINGER

nikolay PUCHKIN
sergey MYLNIKOV

PP1: sergey KAPUSTIN - viktor SHUVALOV - aleksey MOROZOV - alfred KUCHEVSKY - vasily PERVUKHIN
PP2: yevgeny ZIMIN - viktor ZHLUKTOV - yury PANTYUKHOV - yuri FEDOROV - dmitri UKOLOV

PK1: valentin KUZIN - viktor ZHLUKTOV - vasily PERVUKHIN - dmitri UKOLOV
PK2: yury KRYLOV - alexander UVAROV - alex VINOGRADOV - yuri FEDOROV
Just a few quick comments:

-Pervukhin was the #4 defenseman on the Soviet National Team in the 1980s. I think there's a good case he's the best defenseman in the MLD. Fedorov was pretty solid, as well. Possibly the best top pairing in the MLD.

-Kapustin is a great scoring line winger. Pretty good scorer and brings lots of grit. I wouldn't have drafted Morosov - I realize he is tearing up the KHL, but what does it mean? His career in the NHL wouldn't even have him AAA draft worthy (unless Martin Brodeur was the opposing goaltender). So he's outscoring some pretty good players in the KHL; how does that translate? His line looked absolutely lost in the Olympics against better competition, and I've read Russian observers who thought the same.

VI can handle the rest.

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But his career after these 3 seasons really isn't that impressive. He has a losing record as a goaltender. Is it because he played on terrible teams his whole career? The thing that concerns me the most is that he was demoted to the AHL in what should have been the prime of his career and only got a chance to play again because of World War 2.
He was demoted to the AHL largely because of a contract dispute.

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He did get a 2nd Team All Star in 44-45, but this was at the height of World War 2. Who did he beat out?
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He was demoted to the AHL largely because of a contract dispute.
I see, he asked Chicago for a $500 raise, and they traded him to Montreal, who already had Durnan. Did he dominate the AHL?

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Lumley was an 18 year old rookie in 44-45, playing 37 games vs. Karakas' 48 games.


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