Wyshynski discusses teams’ ‘Mount Puckmore’ lineups

ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski posted a lengthy article in which he discusses the “Mount Puckmore” lineups for the Atlantic Division’s NHL teams:

Detroit Red Wings

Gordie Howe, RW (1946-1971)
Nicklas Lidstrom, D (1991-2012)
Ted Lindsay, LW (1944-57)
Steve Yzerman, C (1983-2006)

Potential replacements: Pavel Datsyuk, C (2001-16); Alex Delvecchio, C (1950-74); Sergei Fedorov, C (1990-2003); Chris Osgood, G (1993-2001, 2005-11); Terry Sawchuk, G (1949-64); Henrik Zetterberg, C (2002-18)

Puckmore coach: Scotty Bowman (1993-2002)

Puckmore GM: Jack Adams (1927-62)

When you have 800 goals to your name, your face is going to be up on a dang mountain. Joining Howe is his linemate “Terrible” Ted, a player so tough that the NHL developed the elbowing penalty to limit his particular talents. Yzerman and Lidstrom were the faces for two decades of Detroit dominance, both having played over 1,500 games with the Red Wings. It’s hard to make a case for anyone else over these immortals.

Wyshynski continues, and there are voting options for the various teams’ “Mount Puckmore” lineups.

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4 thoughts on “Wyshynski discusses teams’ ‘Mount Puckmore’ lineups”

  1. I think it’s strange Pavel is always put ahead of Vyacheslav Kozlov: the two Russian number 13’s.

    Pavel had 42 goals in 157 playoff games and one cup.
    Slava had 42 goals in 118 playoff games and three cups.
    Slava saved the Wings ass time after time in the playoffs. Go through and Watch the Playoffs the year the Wings won the cup on AWOODS youtube and watch his play. It’s pretty stellar.

    Don’t get me wrong. I love Pavel. Lots. And I am not saying Slava is the better player, but when it comes to playoff performance and Cups……It’s an interesting debate.

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