offensively not nearly as deep as team coffey, but you could stack a pretty fantastic top six of lindsay, delvecchio, howe, bucyk, esposito, and ratelle/ullman out of position. the top three d-men are probably the best possible "teammate" top three, plus tom johnson, who knows a thing or two about playing alongside an all-time great, and a handful of lower tier hall of famers (i don't know too much about any of these guys and where they rank relative to one another, so i counted post-season all-star selections).
in goal, wow. bernie parent doesn't make this team.
he also played for milt schmidt and with al arbour (and glen sather). if we could get schmidt the player and arbour the coach, what a team.
Last edited by vadim sharifijanov: 08-10-2010 at 11:38 PM.
Not to mention UKE Linemates Bronco Horvath & Vic Stasiuk...Or the later Unit of Bucyk, Don McKenney, Doug Mohns...The BOW Line of Bucyk, Murray Oliver and Tommy Williams was also quite proficient on what was a weak team in the midst of reconstruction...
It's 2:30 am, so I'm hardly driven enough to hash this out, but for some reason a Team Lidstrom seems intriguing to me. Despite having only Detroit to choose from (obviously), you do get all the free agent signings along the way like Robitaille, Shanahan, Ciccarelli, Sheppard, etc. and era overlap nets you Yzerman and Fedorov (Coffey, Primeau, M.Howe being bonus prizes). Heck, you even get to throw Hasek in there for goaltending if you like.
Sakic could be another boring yet impressive team (everyone from Stastnys, Goulets, Lafleurs, to Sundins, to Roys, to Forsbergs, etc).