Starting Lineups

Like many Canadians, I probably won’t recognize the non-NHL players listed on our Olympics-bound Men’s National Hockey team. The NHL simply won’t let their players play for their countries. How sad.

Anyways, if I were the Commissioner of the NHL, using the customary powers of a sports commissioner, this would be my starting line up for Canada’s 2018 men’s national hockey team:

  • Centre – 1985 Wayne Gretzky
  • Left Wing – 1988 Mario Lemieux
  • Right Wing – 1977 Guy Lafleur
  • Defenceman 1 – 1970 Bobby Orr
  • Defenceman 2 – 1977 Larry Robinson
  • Goalie – 1986 Patrick Roy
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