Monday, May 21, 2012

Fun playoff all-star teams

Because watching the playoffs hasn't been that much fun - how about making fantasy all-star teams from the remaining rosters? This might be proof that this was too much long weekend, ;)

USA has a major presence in the conference finals this year. Finland has gone AWOL, there are hardly enough Swedes or Russians left to even make a line, let a team. The Czechs still have a strong presence and Canada looks good, too - but everyone should be impressed with the Americans this season!

Best starting lineup?
Brad Richards, Mike Richards and Dustin Brown
Drew Doughty, Dan Girardi
Henrik Lundqvist

All-Star playoff team
Line 1 Dustin Brown, Mike Richards, Brad Richards,
Line 2 Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Ilya Kovalchuk,
Line 3 Shane Doan, Chris Kreider, Zach Parise,
Line 4 Marian Gaborik, Dwight King, Brian Boyle,
Defense 1 Drew Doughty, Dan Girardi,
Defense 2 Matt Greene, Keith Yandel,
Defense 3 Marc Staal, Anton Volchenkov,
Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick


Team USA
Line 1 Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Chris Kreider,
Line 2 Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinksy, Brian Boyle,
Line 3 Trevor Lewis, Derek Stepan, Cam Jansen,
Line 4 Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Mike Rupp
Defense 1 Keith Yandel, Ryan McDonaugh,
Defense 2 Rob Scuderi, Matt Greene,
Defense 3 Alex Martinez, Stu Bickel,
Goalies: Jonathan Quick, (better not get injured!)
Team Canada
Line 1 Mike Richards, Brad Richards, Shane Doan,
Line 2  Jeff Carter, Dwight King, Adam Henrique,
Line 3  Jarret Stoll, Colin Fraser, Dustin Penner,
Line 4 Justin Williams, Travis Zajac, Ray Whitney,
Defense 1 Drew Doughty, Dan Girardi,
Defense 2 Willie Mitchell, Marc Staal,
Defense 3 Michael Del Zotto, Adrian Aucoin
Goalies: Martin Brodeur, Mike Smith,

Team Russia
Line 1 Ilya Kovalchuk, Artem Anisimov, Andrei Loktionov,
Defense 1 Slava Voynov, Anton Volchenkov,
Defense 2 Maxim Goncharov,

Team Sweden
Line 1 Jacob Josefson, Carl Hagelin,
Defense 1 Adam Larsson, Henrik Tallinder,

Defense 2 Anton Stralman, Oliver Ekrman-Larsson,
Defense 3 David Rundblad,
Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Johan Hedberg,

The rest of Europe 
Line 1 Anze Kopitar, Patrick Elias, Ruslan Fedotenko,
Line 2 Alexei Ponikarovski, Petr Sykora, Dainus Zubrus,
Line 3 Marian Gaborik, Mats Zuccarello,  Martin Hanzal,
Line 4 Mikkel Boedker, Lauri Korpikoski, Radim Vrbata,
Defense 1 Marek Zidlicky, Rusty Klesla,
Defense 2 Michal Roszival,

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