Hockey Brands’ Dream Teams

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With the all-star game still fresh on our minds, we sat down and thought about different ways to group the creme de la creme. As the world’s greatest hockey retailer (c’mon, you know it’s true), we have brands constantly on our minds. So… we decided to make a dream team based off of the brands’ athletes; but we wanted to do more with it, so to be more accurate we created a brand fantasy line (C, RW, LW, D, D, G), and will make them a fantasy hockey league of sorts for the remainder of the season. We’ll be using Yahoo fantasy hockey as a basis for stat collecting and player positions.

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Honestly, it was really hard trying to put these lines together as we had to pass up a lot of superstars. Just a note: we didn’t choose players based on the potential chemistry or how feasible the team could play together. So here are the rosters:





Center – Jonathan Toews​

Left Wing – Alex Ovechkin​

Right Wing – Steven Stamkos​

Defense – Victor Hedman *replacing the injured Kevin Shattenkirk*​

Defense – Aaron Ekblad​

Goalie – Devan Dubnyk *Line change on 2/3 because of injury to Henrik Lundqvist*​

Wow. That Bauer line is just a powerhouse. This was one of the hardest brands to narrow down. I mean, how do you pass up Patrick Kane, Ryan Getzlaf, and a ridiculously long list of talent…




Center – Sidney Crosby

Left Wing – Pavel Datsyuk​

Right Wing – Vladimir Tarasenko​

Defense – Brent Burns

Defense – Dion Phaneuf* Replaced by Niklas Kronwall due to injury​

Goalie – Carey Price

Ok, so we’re counting CCM/Reebok as one. Yet another powerhouse (company) team that may give Bauer a run for its money.


Center – Ryan Kesler​

Left Wing – Zach Parise​

Right Wing – Corey Perry​

Defense – Drew Doughty​

Defense – P.K. Subban​

Goalie – Antti Raanta​

This team gets a huge asterisk next to it for a couple reasons. The biggest of which is the goalie situation: Easton doesn’t make goalie gear… So we gave them a Brian’s goaltender, Antti Raanta, who is a solid backup goaltender. There are also a few other reasons…


Center – Paul Stastny​

Left Wing – Bobby Ryan​

Right Wing – Thomas Plekanec​

Defense – Jacob Trouba​

Defense – Stephane Robidas​

Goalie – Craig Anderson​

Sher-Wood has a solid team of Canadian players with a slight positional asterisk in there.




Center – Nicklas Backstrom​

Left Wing – Henrik Zetterberg​

Right Wing – Joe Pavelski​

Defense – Erik Karlsson​

Defense – Dustin Byfuglien​

Goalie – Jonathan Quick​

Warrior‘s squad also looks pretty deadly with a fair amount of Swedes.


We’ll begin recording the stats starting Thursday, January 29th and let it run for the rest of the season. Click here for updated stats and scoring categories. If any injuries arise, we’ll make changes accordingly.

What do you guys think of this idea? Comment below. Also remember to check out the NHL player page at IW.
 
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