I am kind of impressed by the influx of Swedish players in the NHL. For some years ago one couldn't field one NHL team of Swedes but now you can actually field two full teams (with a mixed bags of bad contracts and rookies, but nevertheless).
I decided to build two teams just for fun, one with overall better Forwards and one with overall better D-men (Lidström is one wrong side here). Lundqvist can't be split so the team who got him obviously got an edge here, but say that the back-up needs to play 2 of 7 games, that evens it out a bit.
What to you think about the teams if they did appear in the NHL, and which one would win in a 7 games series?
Sedin D $6,100,000 Sedin H $6,100,000 Hörnqvist $3,083,333
Z-berg, H. $6,083,333 Bäckström N $6,700,000 Tedenby M $875,000
Omark L $875,000 Wandell T $775,000 Bergfors N $900,000
Sjöström, F $750,000 Johansson M $900,000 Thuresson A $575,000
Stålberg, Viktor »$850,000
Lidström, N. $6,200,000 Öhlund, Mattias $3,607,143
Grossman, N. $1,500,000 Karlsson, Erik $1,300,000
Ekman-Larsson Oliver $1,750,000 Ericsson J $900,000
Urbom, Alexander $590,000
Lundqvist, H. $6,875,000
Lindback, Anders $875,000
Marcus Johansson is playing for both teams it seems, is one of them supposed to be Josefsson? I would chose the first team, great forwards, good d and the best goalie.
No it was an error from me, but slot in Josefsson. I'll change it. Yes the fist team got an edge in many areas expect most notably that the D-men on the other team got a full bunch of good physical players. Öhlund and Hedman could change team in order to pronounce the physicality of the #2 D-core.