If You Could Have Any Forwards, Defenseman, and Goalies in the NHL, Who Would You Choose?

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With the NHL All-Star weekend here, if you could choose any 12 forwards, six defenseman, and two goalies to be on your team, who would you choose? I thought about this last year as well during the break and I have decided to bring it up again this season.

Forwards: Line 1: Nikita Kucherov (TB, 27 goals 36 assists)-Sidney Crosby (PIT, 17 goals 38 assists)- Patrick Kane (CHI, 20 goals and 29 assists)

Line 2: Steven Stamkos (TB, 18 goals and 40 assists)-Connor McDavid (EDM, 15 goals and 39 assists)-Alex Ovechkin (WSH, 30 goals and 23 assists)

Line 3: Jamie Benn (DAL, 20 goals and 27 assists)-John Tavares (NYI, 26 goals and 31 assists)-Evgeni Malkin (PIT, 23 goals and 29 assists)

Line 4: Johnny Gaudreau (CAL, 15 goals and 41 assists)-Nathan MacKinnon (COL, 24 goals and 36 assists)-Phil Kessel (PIT, 21 goals and 37 assists)

Defense 1: Victor Hedman (TB, six goals and 27 assists) & Drew Doughty (LAK, seven goals and 28 assists)

Defense 2: Erik Karlsson (OTT, four goals and 27 assists) & Brent Burns (SJ, seven goals and 34 assists)

Defense 3: P.K. Subban (NSH, 12 goals and 25 assists) & Alex Pietrangelo (STL, eight goals and 27 assists)

Goalies: Andrei Vasilevsky (TB, 29-9-2 record .931 save percentage 2.18 GAA and seven shutouts) & Matt Murray (PIT, 15-12-1 record .903 save percentage 2.93 GAA and one shutout)

Other players I considered: Forwards: Patrik Laine (WPG, 22 goals and 17 assists),  Brad Marchand (BOS, 21 goals and 29 assists, Vladimir Tarasenko (STL, 21 goals and 25 assists), and Auston Matthews (TOR, 22 goals and 15 assists)

Defenseman: Roman Josi (NSH, eight goals and 20 assists), Dustin Byfuglien (WPG, two goals and 17 assists), and Seth Jones (CBJ, eight goals and 24 assists)

Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ, 22-15-3 record .920 save percentage 2.46 GAA and four shutouts) and Conor Hellebuyck (WPG, 26-6-7 record .924 save percentage 2.35 GAA and four shutouts)


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