The General Manager of a hockey team is one of the most coveted positions in professional sports. You make the decisions on drafting, free agency, trades and contract extensions. You are also in a very public spotlight where moves are praised, scrutinized and analyzed in great deal.
All of which makes great fodder for bloggers like myself.
Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to construct your ‘NHL Dream Team’, with the following guidelines.
– Your roster must consist of 20 active NHL players, with 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. When submitting your roster, please list the line each player will be on. (I.E. Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Holmstrom or Lidstrom/Stuart)
– You can only select ONE player from each NHL club. You may select a maximum of TWO Red Wings. With 30 NHL teams, you are not required to have every team represented.
– You must explain the reasoning of your roster and why it would be successful in 300 words or less.
– Give your roster a team name, for the sheer fun of it.
Submit your roster and reasoning to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 10th. We’ll have our panel of experts select three to five finalists and let our fans pick a winner on Facebook.
The General Manager with the best hypothetical ‘NHL Dream Team’ will win an autographed Nick Lidstrom ‘No Limits’ poster AND a signed ‘Jimmy Howard ‘No Limits’ poster, so be sure to submit your name and address with your entry.