Scott92 Posted October 16, 2008 Report Share Posted October 16, 2008 If you had to start a franchise from scratch, and were to pick one current forward, defenceman and goalie in the NHL, who would you choose? Explain why you would choose these three particular players, and what they each bring to the table. Discuss in detail. - - - - - - - - - - My Answers: Forward Well, for me it would be Sidney Crosby. As much as I dislike him due to the fact that he over exaggerates things, there is no doubt that he's a great hockey player. Crosby has the ability to make everyone around him play better. When he came into the league he was just 18 years of age and by his third season, he led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals. He's scored over 100 points in his first two seasons, and tallied a remarkable 72 points in 53 games last season. Not only can he score 35+ goals a season, he sets up his wingers with ease. He creates advantages and scenarios for his line-mates and will be doing so for years to come. Crosby is a fantastic player, but he could tone down the on-ice emotions. Defenceman If I could choose one defenseman to focus a defensive unit around, it would be Dion Phaneuf. Phaneuf is a tough, powerful defenseman who can also find the back of the net. In his first three season in the National Hockey League he has made a name for himself on the blue-line. He's aggresive and has scored 159 points in his first three years. He's a leader of the Flames' defencive core and is another young player that will be around for at least another 15 years. Goalie Ahh, arguably the most important position in hockey. If you don't have a solid goalie, you won't make it far in the playoffs. For a franchise goalie, it has to be Carey Price. I mean this kid is only 21 and has accomplished so much. In his first season in the American Hockey League, he led the Hamilton Bulldogs to winning the Calder Cup. He's been amazing for the Habs in his first season, and helped them get into the second round of the playoffs last season. He's got high expectations, but is a confident goalie who gets the job done. I think this will be another breakthrough season for him, and he'll lead the Habs deep into the playoffs! Carey Price is another player who will be around for at least another 15 years. He's a great goaltender and is my top choice for a franchise guy between the pipes! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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