Dream Team: Montreal Canadiens

July 12th, 2010 by Eric Bombicino Leave a reply »
If you were given the power to assemble the ultimate line-up choosing from any player that ever skated for your favorite team, who would you pick? And, how? The 'how' is relatively simple. You obviously want the players with the most skill and talent, but you can't choose Orr to play for Chicago or Gretzky for the Blues. Given that, the chosen players must both possess skill and have made a positive contribution to the franchise. With these two analytical tools in hand, we can dig deep into the history of every NHL franchise, combing, comparing, delicately dusting, arguing, analyzing, and maybe even ruminating if we can figure out what that is until eventually, we will have unearthed every 'Dream Team'. Last week, I did the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it only seems fitting to move onto their long-time bitter "rivals" (can you really rival something if you always lose to it?) and the winningest franchise in NHL history, the Montreal Canadiens.Begin Slideshow


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