Knucklehead wrote:I think the current Canuck lineup would kick the shit out of your ideal lineup, not with physicality but with actual hockey skills.
Once we got back our injured players and it would be no contest, I think you overate the physical side of the game a wee bit!
edit: if you value centers so much where the hell is Crosby or Malkin, or did you just forget about them?
My "final" line up was just an example and a template for what I was talking about. I would try and have a few more kids in the line-up playing wing.
In one of my earlier editions when I created a team, I had Sidney Crosby as my #1 center and David Backes as my #2.
In that last line -up that I posted, I had the 12th overall pick if I recall correctly, and so after weighing age, salary, potential, etc, I chose Anze Kopitar with my first selection, and Jared Staal with my second.
You are probably right that I am overrating the physical side a wee bit. However, with each of those line-ups, speed is definitely not an asset but I don't think it's a liability either. With the exception of Ryan Malone, most of the guys I listed have fairly respectable skating ability.
With that line-up however, it's not just the physical prowess of that team which is solid. The overall defensive savviness of that team ranks quite high as well. In selecting my teams, a player must rank high in BOTH physicality and defensive savviness. The only time I would allow a slight slack in defensive savviness,is if they are off the charts physical (I.e. Chris Neil).