NHL All-Concussion Team

11 Mar

Wayne Scanlan of The Vancouver Sun wrote about the concussion incidence in professional hockey.  He used information that we have been compiling on those concussed in the NHL;

To look at the list of names is to gasp at the scope of the problem: Seventy-two players, with one month still to play.

Considering most teams have a 23-man active roster, some 690 players are in the NHL — that means more than 10 per cent of the league’s players have had a concussion this season.

As Scanlan started to list off the players for the “All-Concussion Team” he admits that the talent on said team could be good enough to challenge for the Stanley Cup.  Here is what Scanlan came up with;

Centre: Sidney Crosby, Brad Richards, Marc Savard, David Krejci, John Tavares, Bryan Little.

Left wing: Johan Franzen, Andy McDonald, David Perron, Max Pacioretty, Rene Bourque.

Right wing: Marian Gaborik, Ales Hemsky, Jason Pominville, Mike Knuble.

Defence: Drew Doughty, Mike Green, Brad Stuart, Toni Lydman, Dan Hamhuis, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Schultz

Goal: Jonas Hiller, Ondrej Pavelec

It’s a pretty complete roster, although a real general manager might tinker with it to add some grit (there’s plenty available, with the likes of Colby Armstrong, Steve Montador, Cam Janssen etc.).

A very impressive list indeed, perhaps the General Managers will have some good ideas as they meet in Florida this week.
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