Pick any two players for your team?
I hosted a hockey draft a couple of weeks ago and we had a discussion prior to beginning on what players we would like to add to our favourite team that were NOT top players, then we discussed what qualifies as a "top player" and for the purposes of this question, it is anyone NOT on LITY's end of season top 50-
1. Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh (26)
2. Jarome Iginla - Calgary (2)
3. Alexander Ovechkin - Washington (2)
4. Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit
5. Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh
6. Martin Brodeur - New Jersey
7. Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit
8. Scott Niedermayer - New Jersey
9. Joseph Thornton - San Jose
10. Jaromir Jagr - Omsk Avangard (KHL)
11. Dany Heatley - Ottawa
12. Marian Gaborik - Minnesota
13. Ilya Kovalchuk - Atlanta
14. Zdeno Chara - Boston
15. Roberto Luongo - Vancouver
16. Marian Hossa - Detroit
17. Marc Savard - Boston
18. Alexander Semin - Washington
19. Vincent Lecavalier - Tampa Bay
20. Ryan Getzlaf - Anaheim
21. Christopher Pronger - Anaheim
22. Jason Spezza - Ottawa
23. Michael Richards - Philadelphia
24. Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay
25. Michael Green - Washington
26. Henrik Zetterberg - Detroit
27. Richard Nash - Columbus
28. Zachary Parise - New Jersey
29. Alexei Kovalev - Montreal
30. Martin Havlat - Chicago
31. Daniel Sedin - Vancouver
32. Dion Phaneuf - Calgary
33. Henrik Sedin - Vancouver
34. Jeffrey Carter - Philadelphia
35. Corey Perry - Anaheim
36. Nicklas Backstrom - Washington
37. Eric Staal - Carolina
38. Paul Stastny - Colorado
39. Simon Gagne - Philadelphia
40. Patrik Elias - New Jersey
41. Andrei Markov - Montreal
42. Shane Doan - Phoenix
43. Daniel Alfredsson - Ottawa
44. Michael Ribeiro - Dallas
45. Henrik Lundqvist - NY Rangers
46. Paul Kariya - St. Louis
47. Jonathan Toews - Chicago
48. Alexander Frolov - Los Angeles
49. Patrick Marleau - San Jose
50. Ales Hemsky - Edmonton
So, not including these players.......what two players would you want as part of your favourite team?
Kind of a change-up from the "Which top player would you want?"
The most interesting choice from our discussion? A friend who is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings said he would take Steve Mason and Milan Lucic (made PERFECT sense I thought-the best young goalie who is already a gamer and a tough guy with skill)- the interesting part? Detroit's first two picks in 2006 were 41st overall (Cory Emmerton) and 47th overall (Shawn Matthias) and LUCIC went 50th and Mason went 69th.
Who are your two?
- PuckDatLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
Had to do a do over. Didn't grasp the meaning the first time through.
Doughty from LA
Mason from Columbus
- TDKLv 61 decade ago
Since i'm still scarred from the 50 million postseason losses that the Sharks have suffered from a lack of leadership, the first player i would want is Rod Brind'Amour. Yes, i realize he's almost hitting 40 years old, but the guy has been there and done that with the Canes in winning the Cup. He demands respect and it's an added bonus he'll chip in 40-60 points every season.
The second player i'd add would be Duncan Keith of the Hawks. The Sharks defense could use a guy like Keith with his offensive prowness, defensive awareness, and physical play altogether. He's also played no fewer than 77 games in his 4 plus seasons thus far showing his ironman qualities in a very important position. The guy is tough and solid on both ends and would definitely upgrade the San Jose defense core to one of the better ones in the league.
- CodFatherLv 51 decade ago
I'm agreed my favorite team is in need of a goalie of the future, but I am not sold on Mason being as good outside of Columbus and Hitchcock's system. I reference Backstrom in Minnesota.
I also got to laugh when I see Philly fans wanting a Sabres player, didn't last two teach you anything.
I will take Bobby Ryan and Versteeg. Both are young. Versteeg has impressed me with his two way play, and I think with some solid mentoring his discipline issues will be under control. Ryan should have won Calder last year.
Thank YouSource(s): To bad yahoo doesnt have a stupidity award... Wow got to wonder if some people can read.
- flamesfanjoshLv 61 decade ago
I would want young guys who could develop into franchise players. I would base my team on defense and physical play, as well as an offensive upside.
The first defenseman that comes to mind is Drew Doughty. Close to 24 minutes a game last year as a rookie, playing against the league's best players and holding his own. 27 points isn't bad for a rookie d-man either.
One of the best all-around young forwards today is Kris Versteeg. He plays on the powerplay and penalty kill. He racks up points. He is defensively responsible (+15 as a rookie). He does it all. And he's only 23
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- McMoose--RIPYAHSLv 61 decade ago
I assume we're talking on fantasy team, not real team, right?
Thomas Vanek. He'll put up 50 one year. Until then he's still a 40 goal kinda guy.
Mikael Samuellson. The guy will get you tons of SOG. And some PIMs. Every once in a while he'll get you goals too.
If it's the real team, I'll take Thomas Vanek and Patrick Kane.
Actually for fantasy replace Samuellson with Kane, too.
- 1 decade ago
Tukka Rask;Portland Pirates keeper, he has a flare attitude that reminds me of the 33 Roy. Rask shutout the Devils for his only game debut in the NHL last year.
Duchene, I went to the Isles draft party, joshing bringing a torch saying if the Duche gets picked #1, I'm ready for the riot to begin.
- Ryan FLv 51 decade ago
Dustin Penner (7 points in 6 games, a big player and has finally dropped the weight to make him more agile) and Sheldon Souray (2nd in the league last year for goals by a d-man, one of the most underrated tough guys in the league, just ask Beech(sp?) from Dallas.
- 1 decade ago
Easy question for me! Fleury and Gonchar are after Crosby and Malkin the best players in Pittsburgh! Goligoski, Staal and Guerin are also good but not like Fleury and Gonchar!
Edit: Sorry I didn't read the question properly.
I would love to have Loui Eriksson on my team and give me Victor Hedman too and I'm fully satisfied! And no I didn't pick them just because I'm a swede myself!
Edit: Wait a minute Patrick Kane is not on that list!! I'm starting to question LITY's ability to rank players. I chose Eriksson and Patrick Kane!Source(s): I'm actually a little surprised Fleury wasn't on that list. He did after all play outstanding last year!
- Homes DeuxLv 41 decade ago
As for right now.....in this moment.....I would pick Anze Kopitar and Matt Carle. They are hot right now. As for just in general this season, I will need to think about this.
Okay. Here are my top two (or #51 & #52) for the entire season:
Brain Rafalski. He has always been a pretty solid D-man with a good +/-.
Get this.....my other pick would be Kipper.
- Amy B®Lv 51 decade ago
I'll go with Bryan Little, agreeing with San, and Vaclav Prospal, who has had a great start to this season (+5 in 7 games), and he's a pretty consistent player.