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Old 02-04-2017, 03:53 PM   #101
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2000-2001

OFFSEASON
The Hall of Fame welcomes three new members as Joey Mullen, Steve Smith and Kevin Stevens are inducted. Mullen played his entire career with St Louis, scoring 769 goals and 1618 points in 1439 games. Stevens had 457 goals and 1130 points in 970 games with Pittsburgh from 1985-86 to 97-98. Smith played 1114 games on the blueline for Edmonton and Buffalo and finished with 632 career points.

A number of longtime stars have retired including:

Mike Gartner- 19 seasons and 1284 games for Washington. Scored 669 goals and 1314 points.

Craig Janney - played 12 seasons for Boston winning a Calder Trophy. Had 444 goals and 1159 points in 932 games.

Andy Moog- played 19 years with Buffalo after starting his career in Edmonton. 440-254-90 with a lifetime 2.97 GAA. Moog won a Vezina Trophy, was a 2-time first team all-star and won 3 Stanley Cups in Buffalo.

Ulf Samuelsson - 18 year career primarily with Whalers/Canes but finished career in Edmonton. Played 1214 career games and finished with 682 points.

Gary Suter- 3 time Norris Trophy winner was injured and did not play in playoffs in only season Calgary won the Cup. Had 1014 points in 1024 career games.


More expansion as the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild join the league. The Wild will get a good young star as Marian Gaborik enters the league. Other newcomers this season include Henrik Lundqvist with the Rangers and Steve Ott in Dallas.

Columbus expansion picks include goalies Byron Dafoe and Jose Theodore along with Martin Lapointe, Sergei Berezin and Ken Daneyko. The Wild add Kevin Weekes, Scott Thornton, Sami Pahlsson and Yanic Perreault but it is youngsters Gaborik, Nick Schultz and Pascual Dupuis who represent the future in Minnesota.

REGULAR SEASON
The Detroit Red Wings look poised for another deep playoff run as they set a franchise record for wins with 64 and points with 133. Calgary, Colorado and Anaheim all supass the 100 point mark in the West while in the much tighter East only New Jersey, with 110, and Boston's 106 points are over the century mark.

Edmonton Oiler legend Wayne Gretzky adds to his record point total and surpasses the 2600 point mark but Gretzky only dresses for 30 games this season. He had 26 points including 9 goals which leaves him 6 behind Bobby Hull's record 884. It is expected this was Gretky's final season although no official annoucement will come until the off-season.

Mario Lemieux moved into third place overall in career points with 2053 after getting 86 this season and had a nice resurgence after a career low 64 points a year ago. Lemieux had 21 goals giving him 841 and at age 35 he may stick around long enough to pass Hull.


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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 
ATLANTIC DIVISION  	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
New Jersey Devils	82 51 23  8  110
Philadelphia Flyers	82 46 29  7   99
New York Islanders	82 43 31  8   94
Pittsburgh Penguins	82 40 29 13   93
New York Rangers	82 38 31 13   89

NORTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Boston Bruins		82 47 23 12  106
Montreal Canadiens	82 42 35  5   89
Buffalo Sabres		82 30 41 11   71
Toronto	Maple Leafs	82 31 45  6   68
Ottawa Senators		82 28 45  9   65

SOUTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Washington Capitals 	82 37 41  4   78
Carolina Hurricanes	82 34 38 10   78
Florida Panthers	82 30 43  9   69
Tampa Bay Lightning	82 22 55  5   49
Atlanta Thrashers	82 16 58  8   40

CENTRAL DIVISION 	GP  W  L  T  PTS
Detroit Red Wings 	82 64 13  5  133
St Louis Blues		82 37 37  8   82
Columbus Blue Jackets	82 30 45  7   67
Chicago Black Hawks	82 26 47  9   61
Nashville Predators	82 19 51 12   50
   
NORTHWEST DIVISION      GP  W  L  T  PTS
Calgary Flames		82 55 21  6  116
Colorado Avalanche	82 51 21 10  112
Vancouver Canucks	82 44 32  6   94
Edmonton Oilers		82 43 32  7   93
Minnesota Wild		82 23 50  9   55

PACIFIC DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Anaheim Mighty Ducks    82 47 27  8  102
Los Angeles Kings	82 40 36  6   86
Dallas Stars  	 	82 34 42  6   74
Phoenix Coyotes		82 33 42  5   73
San Jose Sharks		82 27 45 10   64

SCORING LEADERS		TEAM GP  G   A  PTS
Trevor Linden		VAN  82 47  74  121
Peter Forsberg		PHI  82 36  70  106
Brett Hull		CGY  78 43  57  100
Keith Tkaczuk		EDM  77 48  50   98
Mike Modano		DAL  82 37  61   98
Glen Murray		BOS  82 42  55   97
Steve Yzerman		DET  74 42  54   96
Ryan Smyth 		EDM  74 34  62   96
Theo Fleury		CGY  74 29  65   94
Jaromir Jagr		PIT  82 41  52   93
Brendan Morrison	NJ   82 32  61   93
Luc Robitaille		LA   82 37  55   92
Matt Cooke		VAN  82 39  49   88
Michael Handzus		EDM  81 33  55   88
Pavel Bure		VAN  78 44  43   87
Milan Hejduk		COL  82 39  48   87
Saku Koivu		MON  82 23  64   87
Mario Lemieux		PIT  76 21  65   86
Joe Thornton		BOS  82 34  51   85
Zigmund Palffy		NYI  81 31  54   85
Slava Kozlov		DET  82 31  54   85
Paul Kariya		ANA  82 35  49   84
Mats Sundin		COL  80 33  51   84
 
GOALIE WIN LEADERS	TM   W-L-T    GAA   SAVE%
Manny Legace		DET 42-6-3    1.72   .918
Ed Belfour		ANA 41-22-8   2.37   .920
Martin Brodeur		NJ  41-17-8   1.86   .925
Patrick Roy		MON 40-27-6   2.80   .908
Roberto Luongo		NYI 39-27-8   2.55   .903
Ron Tugnutt		COL 37-12-10  2.46   .892
John Vanbiesbrouck	NYR 36-26-12  2.67   .899
Chris Osgood		WSH 30-28-4   2.97   .900
Patrick Lalime		EDM 29-19-8   2.61   .900
Mike Dunham		CAR 28-27-11  2.72   .917
Levente Szuper		CGY 28-6-3    1.96   .918
PLAYOFFS
The Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup run came to an end when the Wings lost in the second round, falling to Edmonton in 7 games. The Oilers knocked off Anahiem in the first round and now set their sights on the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals. The Avalanche survived a 7 game series with Vancouver in the opening round before beating Calgary in five. It will be Colorado's third straight trip to the conference finals as they lost to Detroit each of the past two seasons.

Boston returns to the conference final in the East as the Bruins look for their third straight trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins beat Montreal and Philadelphia, both in 5 games, in the first two rounds. The Bruins will face New Jersey, which beat the Rangers and then Pittsburgh with each series going 6 games.

CONFERENCE FINALS
Outstanding goaltending from Martin Brodeur led the Devils to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history. Brodeur had a 2.09 goals against average during the playoffs and helped the Devils beat Boston in 5 games. Meanwhile Colorado, without Detroit in their path, advanced to the finals with a 6 game series win over the Edmonton Oilers.

STANLEY CUP FINALS
It is uncharted territory for the Devils, who have never played for the Stanley Cup in their franchise history. The Avalanche won their second Cup in 1996 after making 3 straight finals appearances, although they were based in Quebec for the first two.

The Avalanche got to Brodeur quickly in Game One, scoring 3 times in the first period and then coasting to a 6-2 victory. Joe Sakic led the way with a goal and 2 assists while Jaroslav Modry scored twice. Colorado also got goals from Robyn Regehr, Milan Hejduk and Alex Tanguay. Kevyn Adams and Brian Rafalski replied for New Jersey in a game that saw the Devils only get 14 shots on Colorado goaltender Kirk McLean.

Brodeur's struggles continue as he allows 5 goals on 25 shots and the Avalanche win Game Two 5-4. Claude Lemieux, Grant Ledyard, Steve Rucchin, Owen Nolan and Jaroslav Modry score for Colorado. Petr Sykora has two of the New Jersey goals with Bill Guerin and Brendan Shanahan also scoring.

Another big game for the Avalanche, who chase Brodeur with 4 first period goals en route to a 5-2 win in Game Three. Joe Sakic has a goal and 2 assists with Eric Lindros, Kirk Maltby, Milan Hejduk and Adam Foote also scoring for Colorado. Rob DiMaio and Brendan Morrison are the New Jersey scorers.

The Devils score 5 third period goals to rally from a 4-1 deficit and win Game Four 6-4. Bill Guerin is the New Jersey hero with 3 goals and an assist while Brendan Morrison adds 3 helpers. Scott Gomez, Sasha Goc and Brian Rafalski also score for New Jersey, who trail the series 3 games to one. Steve Rucchin, MIlan Hejduk, Joe Sakic and Adam Foote get the Colorado goals.

Another third period comeback gives New Jersey Game Five and keeps the Devils alive. Petr Sykora and Brendan Shanahan scored in the third to give the Devils a 4-3 win. Willie Mitchell and Brendan Morrison had the other Devils goals while Owen Nolan with 2 and Milan Hejduk scored for Colorado.

No more comebacks for the Devils as the Avalanche end the series with a 3-2 victory in Game Six. Colorado led 2-1 on goals from Mats Sundin and Alex Tanguay in the first period while Brendan Morrison replied for the Devils. The Devils tied the game with the only goal of the second period when Jiri Fischer scored a powerplay marker. Colorado would get a power play goal of their own in the third period as Adam Foote got the game winner on an assist from Joe Sakic (his third assist of the game) and Eric Lindros.

Joe Sakic was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy after leading all playoff scorers with 40 points.

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PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS     GP  G  A  PTS
Joe Sakic		COL 24 12 28  40
Brendan Morrison	NJ  23 11 20  31
Bill Guerin		NJ  23 14 14  28
Brendan Shanahan	NJ  23 10 14  24
Milan Hejduk		COL 24  9 14  23
Owen Nolan		COL 24 14  8  22
Keith Tkaczuk		EDM 18 12  8  20
Joe Thornton		BOS 15  4 16  20
Mats Sundin		COL 24  8 11  19
Claude Lemieux		COL 24  5 14  19
Dan McGillis		NJ  23  1 18  19
Other award winners are:

HART TROPHY: Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh (82GP 41-52-93)

VEZINA TROPHY: Martin Brodeur New Jersey (41-17-8 1.86)

NORRIS TROPHY: Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit (82GP 25-55-80)

ART ROSS TROPHY: Trevor Linden Vancouver (82GP 47-74-121)

CALDER TROPHY: Martin St Louis Calgary (82GP 38-27-65)

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POS      FIRST TEAM		     SECOND TEAM
G   Martin Brodeur    New Jersey   Manny Legace	      Detroit	       
D   Brian Leetch      NY Rangers   Phil Housley       Buffalo	     	
D   Nic Lidstrom      Detroit      Tom Poti           Edmonton
C   Trevor Linden     Vancouver    Peter Forsberg     Philadelphia	   
LW  Keith Tkaczuk     Edmonton     Luc Robitaille     Los Angeles   	
RW  Jaromir Jagr      Pittsburgh   Brett Hull	      Calgary
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Cam Neely is still going strong at the end of the 1999-2000 season as a 34 year old. He made his debut with Vancouver at the age of 18 but after scoring 44 points in 70 games the Canucks moved him to the Islanders at the trade deadline in his rookie year.

It turned out to be quite a lob-sided deal as the Isles got Neely and Bob Stephenson in exchange for Robbie Ftorek and Mike Allison. None of the other 3 would really do anything after the deal. Stephenson would play just 2 NHL games in his career. Allison was 22 at the time of the deal but he played just 86 games over the next 4 seasons with Vancouver and never played anywhere else in the NHL. Ftorek was 31years old at the time of the deal and had some solid seasons with the Islanders. However, Ftorek would play just 16 games and record 5 points in Vancouver and then was out of hockey.

Meanwhile Neely would be a big piece of the Islanders future and, while he has yet to win a Cup, he has played 1252 NHL games, scoring 596 goals and 1123 points. Neely is presently 22nd all-time in goals and 58th in career points. He also racked up some pretty good penalty minute totals along the way.

Certainly much better numbers than real life but then again he never had a run-in with Ulf Samuelsson in the sim.
Ulf Samuelsson is one of the few people on this earth that I wouldn't pee on if he was on fire, and lol @ the 495 PM's in 80 games....

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2001-2002

OFFSEASON
Three more inductees into the Hall of Fame as Gary Suter, Gary Roberts and Neal Broten are inducted. Suter and Roberts were long-time Calgary Flames teammate while Broten spent his career in the North Stars/Stars organization.

In 20 seasons with Minnesota/Dallas Broten played 1355 games and had 1323 points. He won a Stanley Cup in 1985 when he had 26 points in 21 playoff games for the Stars that season. Roberts and Suter were both with the Flames for their only Cup win in 1992 but Suter was injured and missed the entire postseason. Roberts finished his career with 609 goals and 1302 points in 1210 games, all with Calgary. Suter played all but 5 of his 1024 games for the Flames before finishing off in New Jersey. A 3-time Norris Trophy winner, he had 1014 points including 266 goals.

The big news in the offseason is Wayne Gretzky decision to retire. The 40 year old could have signed with a weaker team and tried to get the 6 goals he needed to tie Bobby Hull as the NHL's all-time goal scoring king but Gretzky decided to retire an Oiler and ends his career with 878 goals along with a record 1733 assists and 2611 points in his career. He was the NHL's most valuable player 9 times and won 2 Conn Smythe Trophy's as playoff MVP. He also won the Art Ross 8 times in his career.

Retirements this year also include Ray Bourque and Mark Messier. Bourque played his entire career with Boston, starting as a defenseman before moving to the wing. He won a Stanley Cup in his second year in the league and also won a Norris Trophy. In 1653 career games Bourque had 523 goals and 1837 points. Messier played 20 years and 1570 games in Edmonton, scoring 796 goals and 1749 points. He won 3 Stanley Cups.

A pair of longtime Los Angeles Kings also retired as Bernie Nicholls and Larry Murphy ended their careers. Nicholls played 21 years and 1527 games as a King, scoring 647 goals and 1407 points. He is also the NHL's career penalty minute leader with 5553. Murphy spent 18 seasons on the Kings blueline before finishing his career with a year in Atlanta. He had 311 goals and 1382 points in 1396 games.

REGULAR SEASON
Late last season the Detroit Red Wings made a deal with Montreal to acquire John LeClair in exchange for defenseman Brent Sopel, a player they had earlier sent Keith Primeau to Toronto to obtain. The 32 year old LeClair spent the season on the Wings second line with Henrik Zetterberg and Mike Sillinger while the top line featured Steve Yzerman between Pavel Datsyuk and Sergei Federov. LeClair would score a league high 60 goals including 30 on a power play that included Yzerman, Federov, Nik Lidstrom and Slava Kozlov. The result was another dominant regular season for the Wings, who again finished with the league's best record.

Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux returned to form after a pair of down seasons, finishing with a league high 114 points to win his 8th Art Ross Trophy. Lemieux scored 31 goals to boost his career total to 872 and put him with 12 of Bobby Hull's record. Bobby's son Brett Hull had a 40 goal season at the age of 37 and he finished the season with 876, just 2 behind Wayne Gretzky and 8 back of his famous father.


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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 
ATLANTIC DIVISION  	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Pittsburgh Penguins	82 51 24  7  109
New Jersey Devils	82 48 24 10  106
Philadelphia Flyers	82 44 25 13  101
New York Rangers	82 44 32  6   94
New York Islanders	82 32 44  6   70

NORTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Boston Bruins		82 38 33 11   87
Toronto	Maple Leafs	82 39 34  9   87
Montreal Canadiens	82 34 36 12   80
Ottawa Senators		82 33 44  5   71
Buffalo Sabres		82 23 50  9   55

SOUTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Washington Capitals 	82 44 32  6   94
Carolina Hurricanes	82 36 36 10   82
Florida Panthers	82 34 39  9   77
Atlanta Thrashers	82 25 43 14   64
Tampa Bay Lightning	82 24 47 11   59

CENTRAL DIVISION 	GP  W  L  T  PTS
Detroit Red Wings 	82 55 11 16  126
St Louis Blues		82 45 29  8   98
Chicago Black Hawks	82 24 49  9   57
Nashville Predators	82 20 55  7   47
Columbus Blue Jackets	82 18 55  9   45
   
NORTHWEST DIVISION      GP  W  L  T  PTS
Colorado Avalanche	82 52 23  7  111
Edmonton Oilers		82 48 21 13  109
Calgary Flames		82 44 25 13  101
Vancouver Canucks	82 37 38  7   81
Minnesota Wild		82 32 41  9   73

PACIFIC DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Anaheim Mighty Ducks    82 43 27 12   98
Los Angeles Kings	82 35 44  3   73
Dallas Stars  	 	82 31 43  8   70
Phoenix Coyotes		82 28 42 12   68
San Jose Sharks		82 25 40 17   67

SCORING LEADERS		TEAM GP  G   A  PTS
Mario Lemieux		PIT  78 31  83  114
Jaromir Jagr		PIT  70 48  57  105
Markus Naslund		PIT  82 44  58  102
Steve Yzerman		DET  82 30  69   99
Peter Forsberg		PHI  78 23  72   95
John LeClair		DET  82 60  34   94
Joe Sakic		COL  74 32  60   92
Mike Modano		DAL  82 36  54   90
Theo Fleury		CGY  82 31  58   89
Cory Stillman		TOR  82 48  39   87
Brendan Shanahan	NJ   82 42  45   87
Brett Hull		CGY  82 40  47   87
Nik Lidstrom		DET  82 20  64   84
Radek Dvorak		FLA  82 37  44   81
Martin Straka		TOR  82 30  50   80
Luc Robitaille	     LA-MON  82 35  44   79
Bill Guerin		NJ   81 33  45   78
Ryan Smith		EDM  73 30  48   78
Robert Lang		VAN  82 26  52   78
Paul Kariya		ANA  80 31  46   77
 
GOALIE WIN LEADERS	TM   W-L-T    GAA   SAVE%
Patrick Lalime		EDM 45-17-10  1.95   .922
Ed Belfour		ANA 36-22-11  2.31   .912
John Vanbiesbrouck	NYR 36-25-9   2.31   .915
Tim Thomas		BOS 35-22-9   2.40   .913
Ron Tugnutt		COL 24-14-6   2.16   .906
Martin Brodeur		NJ  33-12-3   2.16   .916
Manny Fernandez		STL 32-17-5   2.23   .924
Patrick Roy		MON 32-30-12  2.57   .910
Evgeni Nabokov		PIT 30-8-5    2.39   .912
Mike Dunham		CAR 29-26-8   2.40   .918
Manny Legace		DET 29-2-8    1.97   .904
Chris Osgood		WSH 29-16-4   2.28   .921
PLAYOFFS
There was very little drama in the opening round of the playoffs as only 2 series went as many as 6 games. The East was done quickly as the New York Rangers swept Boston while Pittsburgh, Washington and New Jersey all won in 5 games. Top seed Detroit swept Los Angeles in the West while #2 Colorado needed 6 games to oust Vancouver. Edmonton won the latest installment of the Battle of Alberta by eliminating the Flames in 5 games leaving just the Anaheim-St Louis series to go the distance. After losing games five and six in overtime St Louis won Game Seven 3-0 thanks to a shutout from Manny Fernandez.

Colorado swept Edmonton in 4 games while Detroit beat St. Louis in six to set up another meeting of the two rivals in the Western Conference Finals. In the East Pittsburgh, led by 18 points from Mario Lemieux in 2 rounds, beat the Rangers in six while New Jersey and Washington went the full seven games before the Devils prevailed thanks to a Brian Rafalski goal in the second overtime.

CONFERENCE FINALS
In a matchup between the two teams that have combined to win the past 6 Stanley Cups the Colorado Avalanche advanced to the finals by beating Detroit in 6 games. The Avalanche did so without the services of defenseman Robin Regeher or forward Eric Lindros, both of whom are done for the season.

The Avalanche will face the Pittsburgh Penguins, who beat New Jersey in 6 games. The Penguins have dominated ever since they teamed Mario Lemieux (8-18-26 in 17 playoff games) with winger Markus Naslund (13-8-21).

STANLEY CUP FINALS
With Mario Lemieux back in top form after 2 years ago it looked like his career was nearing the end, the Penguins will get another chance to win their first Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh has made the finals twice before, in 1987 when they lost to Edmonton and the following year when they fell to Detroit.

The Avalanche have 3 Cup wins including last season when they beat New Jersey. Colorado also won over Philadelphia in 1996 and as Quebec over Calgary in 1994.

The series opens in Pittsburgh but it is Colorado that strikes first thanks to a goal and an assist from Joe Sakic to help the Avalanche to a 4-1 victory. Greg De Vries, Yuri Babenko and Kirk Maltby also score for the Avs while Markus Naslund, with his 14th of the playoffs, is the lone Pittsburgh goal scorer. The Penguins managed only 11 shots on Colorado goaltender Ron Tugnutt.

Pittsburgh overcomes a 2-0 deficit with 3 third period goals to even the series with a 3-2 victory in Game Two. Naslund, Michael Holmqvist and Mario Lemieux score for the Pens after Yuri Babenko and Chris Herperger gave Colorado the lead.

Milan Hejduk and Peter Ratchuk each score twice while Joe Sakic gets a pair of assists in a 4-2 Colorado victory in Game Three. Mario Lemieux and Ray Ferraro are the Pittsburgh goal scorers.

Steve Rucchin's goal midway through the third period snaps a 2-2 tie and lifts Colorado to a 3-2 victory in Game Four and a 3 games to one series lead. Joe Sakic and Jaroslav Modry had the other Colorado goals while Markus Naslund and Mario Lemieux reply for Pittsburgh.

Colorado claims it's second straight Cup with a 3-1 victory in Game Five. Dan Hinote and Kirk Maltby give the Avs a 2-0 lead in the first period before Mark Recchi gets the Pens on the board early in the third. With the Pittsburgh net empty in favour of an extra-attacker Joe Sakic ices the victory with an empty net goal.

The Conn Smythe Trophy is rarely awarded to a player on the losing team in the finals but in this case it happens as Markus Naslund of the Penguins is rewarded for his playoff high 16 goals.

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PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS     GP  G  A  PTS
Mario Lemieux		PIT 22 11 19  30
Joe Sakic		COL 21  7 21  28
Markus Naslund		PIT 22 16 11  27
Jaromir Jagr		PIT 17  7 19  26
Milan Hejduk		COL 21 10 10  20
Bill Guerin		NJ  18  7 13  20
Owen Nolan		COL 21  9 10  19
Mats Sundin		COL 21  8 11  19
Sergei Federov		DET 16  7 10  17
Pavel Datsyuk		DET 16  4 13  17
Slava Kozlov		DET 16  2 15  17
Alex Tanguay		COL 21  2 15  17
Other award winners are:

HART TROPHY: Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit (82GP 20-64-84)

VEZINA TROPHY: Martin Brodeur New Jersey (33-12-3 2.16)

NORRIS TROPHY
: Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit (82GP 20-64-84)

ART ROSS TROPHY: Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh (78GP 31-83-114)

CALDER TROPHY: Pascual Dupuis Minnesota (74GP 20-33-53)

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POS      FIRST TEAM		     SECOND TEAM
G   Patrick Lalime    Edmonton	   Martin Brodeur     New Jersey   	       
D   Oleg Tverdovsky   Anaheim      Brian Leetch       NY Rangers   	     	
D   Nic Lidstrom      Detroit      Brian Rafalski     New Jersey          
C   Mario Lemieux     Pittsburgh   Steve Yzerman      Detroit	   
LW  Markus Naslund    Pittsburgh   John LeClair       Detroit   	
RW  Jaromir Jagr      Pittsburgh   Brett Hull	      Calgary
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2002-2003

OFFSEASON
A huge class for the Hockey Hall of Fame as Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque, Bernie Nicholls, Larry Murphy and Dale Hawerchuk are all added.

Retirements this season included goaltender Ron Hextall, who played 918 games primarily with Vancouver but also included brief stops in Ottawa and with the Rangers. Hextall was 350-435-85 in his career with a 3.51 lifetime GAA. Scott Stevens retired after 20 seasons and 1442 games on the Washington blueline. Stevens had 316 goals and 1091 points in his career and won the Hart Trophy in 1984-85. Joe Murphy is retiring after a 14 year career in Detroit that saw him win 6 Stanley Cups. In 874 regular season games Murphy had 192 goals and 498 points.

REGULAR SEASON
The Red Wings once again dominated the regular season, but with some of their key offensive stars beginning to age Detroit relied on the best defense in the league to finish first overall. Manny Legace (36-10-3, 1.81) and backup Ilya Bryzgalov (22-2-2, 1.92) gave the Wings the best netminding tandem in the NHL.

Bobby Hull's goal scoring record fell as both his son Brett and Mario Lemieux surpassed the Golden Jet's 884 career goals. Brett Hull scored 23 this season to finish the year with 899 goals, one less the Lemieux, who got 28 this season including his milestone 900th to finish off a hat trick in a win over Carolina in the season's second last game. Lemieux's 96 points this year allowed him to join Wayne Gretzky (2611 career points) as the only players to surpass the 2200 mark. Lemieux ended the season with 2263 points.

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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 
ATLANTIC DIVISION  	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
New York Rangers	82 52 25  5  109
New York Islanders	82 51 24  7  109
New Jersey Devils	82 47 23 12  106
Philadelphia Flyers	82 44 31  7   95
Pittsburgh Penguins	82 44 34  4   92

NORTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Montreal Canadiens	82 43 34  5   91
Boston Bruins		82 36 35 11   83
Toronto	Maple Leafs	82 37 38  7   81
Ottawa Senators		82 32 40 10   74
Buffalo Sabres		82 21 49 12   54

SOUTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Florida Panthers	82 44 30  8   96
Washington Capitals 	82 34 40  8   76
Carolina Hurricanes	82 34 44  4   72
Atlanta Thrashers	82 22 56  3   49
Tampa Bay Lightning	82 18 53 11   47

CENTRAL DIVISION 	GP  W  L  T  PTS
Detroit Red Wings 	82 62 14  6  130
Chicago Black Hawks	82 26 45 11   63
St Louis Blues		82 28 51  3   59
Nashville Predators	82 23 49 10   56
Columbus Blue Jackets	82 15 59  8   38
   
NORTHWEST DIVISION      GP  W  L  T  PTS
Colorado Avalanche	82 52 22  8  112
Calgary Flames		82 46 29  7   99
Edmonton Oilers		82 45 28  9   99
Vancouver Canucks	82 43 27 12   98
Minnesota Wild		82 39 38  5   83

PACIFIC DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Los Angeles Kings	82 45 31  6   96
Phoenix Coyotes		82 41 35  6   88
Anaheim Mighty Ducks    82 31 35 16   78
Dallas Stars  	 	82 28 45  9   65
San Jose Sharks		82 27 47  8   62

SCORING LEADERS		TEAM GP  G   A  PTS
Joe Sakic		COL  82 37  85  122
Teemu Selanne		PHX  75 54  57  111
Zigmund Palffy		NYI  82 54  54  108
Trevor Linden		VAN  76 47  61  108
Peter Forsberg		PHI  82 29  73  102
Martin St Louis		CGY  82 49  48   97
Mario Lemieux		PIT  78 28  68   96
Keith Tkaczuk		EDM  82 47  40   87
Jaromir Jagr		PIT  67 38  49   87
Joe Thornton		BOS  82 35  52   87
Simon Gagne		PHI  79 38  48   86
Cory Stillman		TOR  82 44  41   85
Oli Jokinen		LA   82 39  46   85
Marian Hossa		OTT  75 39  44   83
Mike Modano		DAL  82 26  57   83
Bill Guerin		NJ   81 43  39   82
Brian Rafalski		NJ   82 20  62   82
Brendan Shanahan	NJ   82 35  45   80
Martin Havlat		OTT  80 26  53   79
Nik Lidstrom		DET  82 17  62   79
 
GOALIE WIN LEADERS	TM   W-L-T    GAA   SAVE%
Roberto Luongo		NYI 39-20-7   2.31   .911
Patrick Roy		MON 39-26-8   2.72   .904
John Vanbiesbrouck	NYR 39-17-6   2.35   .909
Mikka Kiprusoff		VAN 38-24-9   2.30   .913
Manny Legace		DET 36-10-3   1.81   .920
Evgeni Nabokov		PIT 35-22-4   2.48   .911
Martin Brodeur		NJ  34-11-9   2.32   .907
Patrick Lalime		EDM 33-19-8   2.78   .897
JS Giguere		PHX 21-25-6   2.63   .905
Tim Thomas		BOS 30-23-9   2.56   .912
PLAYOFFS
The Western Conference playoffs went according to plan as once again top seed Detroit and second seed Colorado will meet in the Conference Finals. The Wings swept both Minnesota and Vancouver to advance while the Avalanche swept Phoenix in the opening round and then won in 5 games over Calgary.

In the East the Boston Bruins knocked off the #1 seeded New York Rangers in 6 games in the preliminary round but the Bruins fell in 6 to Montreal in the second round. Montreal, which beat the Flyers in the opening round, will face the New York Islanders in the conference finals. The Isles beat New Jersey in 5 and then swept the Penguins.

CONFERENCE FINALS
Manny Legace was brilliant through the first two rounds, winning all 8 games while allowing just 7 goals against and posting a .953 save percentage. Ron Tugnutt was nearly as good in the Colorado cage, with a 1.28 GAA and a .946 save percentage entering the conference finals.

The Red Wings won the first two games at home before Colorado claimed an overtime victory in Game Three and then rolled to 3 straight victories, moving the Avalanche to within 4 victories of their third straight Stanley Cup.

Montreal advanced from the East by beating the Islanders in 6 games. Saku Koivu led the Habs with 9 goals and 19 points through 18 playoff games, while Patrick Roy had a .924 save percentage and 2.20 GAA.

STANLEY CUP FINALS
The Avalanche are looking for their third straight Cup and 5th overall while the Canadiens are hoping to win their first since 1986. Montreal, which is the all-time leader with 21 Cups, last made the finals in 1997 but lost to Detroit.

Patrick Roy puts on a show in Game One, making 36 saves for a 1-0 shutout victory for the Canadiens. Eric Daze scored the only goal of the game with just over 4 minutes remaining in regulation. Ron Tugnutt faced 19 shots in the Colorado net.

The Canadiens win Game Two in a rout, getting 3 goals from Patrick Marleau and 2 goals and 2 assists from Eric Daze in an 8-1 victory. Saku Koivu, Darcy Tucker and ex-Bruin Jozef Stumpel also scored for Montreal. Mats Sundin had the only goal for the Avalanche as Roy made 30 saves. Ron Tugnutt faced 37 shots in the loss.

The Canadiens continue to shock as the hammer the Avalanche in Denver by a 7-2 score in Game Three. Luc Robitaille, the former long-time Los Angeles King, scored once and added 2 assists for Montreal. Darcy Tucker, with 2, Andrei Markov, Arron Asham, Eric Daze and Andrew Cassels also scored for Montreal. Alex Tanguay and Owen Nolan scored for Colorado, as the Avalanche outshot Montreal 37-34 but again had difficulty beating Roy.

Joe Sakic comes alive after a very quiet start to the finals. The Colorado captain scores twice and adds 2 assists in a 6-1 Avalanche win in Game Four. Owen Nolan also had two goals while Milan Hejduk aand Mats Sundin round out the Colorado scoring. Stumpel and Robitaille replied for Montreal.

After a huge start to the series Patrick Roy continues to look human in Game Five as Colorado wins by a 5-1 score to cut the Montreal series lead to 3 games to two. Tugnutt made 26 saves in the Avalanche net with only Eric Daze's third period shot eluding him. Roy faced 37 shots as Colorado got goals from Robyn Regehr, John-Michael Liles, Alex Tanguay, Claude Lemieux and Radim Vrbata.

The Avalanche force a 7th game with a 4-2 victory on home ice in Game Six. Milan Hejduk scored twice with Dan Hinote and Claude Lemieux also scoring for Colorado. Trent Klatt and Brent Sopel had the Montreal goals in the loss.

The seventh game is scoreless until just over 14 minutes into the third period when Joe Sakic gets the Avalanche on the board. That goal would stand up as Colorado allowed just 13 shots on Ron Tugnutt all game and Colorado completes an amazing comeback from 3 games to none to win Game Seven 1-0 and claim their third straight Stanley Cup.

John-Michael Liles, who finished with 7 goals and 20 points, is named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy.

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PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS     GP  G  A  PTS
Saku Koivu		MON 25 10 14  24
Joe Sakic		COL 22  4 20  24
John-Michael Liles	COL 22  7 13  20
Milan Hejduk		COL 22 11  8  19
Jozef Stumpel		MON 25  9 10  19
Owen Nolan		COL 18  6 13  19
Patrick Marleau		MON 22  6 13  19
Andrei Markov		MON 22  5 13  18
Eric Daze		MON 25 11  6  17
Mats Sundin		COL 18  9  8  17
Zigmund Palffy		NYI 15  7 10  17
Luc Robitaille		MON 24  6 11  17
Alex Tanguay		COL 22  5 12  17
Other award winners are:

HART TROPHY: Joe Sakic Colorado (82GP 37-85-122)

VEZINA TROPHY: Mikka Kiprusoff Vancouver (38-24-9 2.30)

NORRIS TROPHY: Eric Brewer NY Islanders (82GP 18-51-69)

ART ROSS TROPHY: Joe Sakic Colorado (82GP 37-85-122)

CALDER TROPHY: Marian Gaborik Minnesota (70GP 25-26-51)

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G   Mikka Kiprusoff   Vancouver	   Martin Brodeur     New Jersey   	       
D   Eric Brewer       NY Islanders Brian Leetch       NY Rangers   	     	
D   Nic Lidstrom      Detroit      Brian Rafalski     New Jersey          
C   Joe Sakic	      Colorado     Trevor Linden      Vancouver	   
LW  Teeume Selanne    Phoenix      Keith Tkaczuk      Edmonton 	
RW  Zigmund Palffy    NY Islanders Jaromir Jagr       Pittsburgh
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If an award was available for Best Historical Replay then you sir would win hands down!!

What a great read....most enjoyable...

I've attempted the same thing and can't for the life of me figure out how you keep everything in order.

I find it difficult at times to track player movement, who's coming in as a rookie, records, trades you name it....

Fun game FHM3....I'm so glad I purchased it....

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Can you give me the career history for an old favorite goaltender of mine.....

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Johnny Bower

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Thank you for the kinds words. It does take some time and a few excel spreadsheets to track things but well worth the effort.


Not a great career for Bower in this game as he was limited to 221 career games in a 12 year NHL career that included stops with the Rangers, Detroit, Chicago and Boston. His lifetime record was 63-87-20 with a 2.83 GAA.

Almost exclusively a back-up, Bower had a career high 50 games for the 1955-56 Black Hawks. He started with the Rangers but was dealt to Detroit in November of 1954 with Jimmy Peters in exchange for Bill Dineen and minor league goalie Gil Mayer.

That began a series of deals that saw Bower move to Chicago the following year and then back to the Rangers in January of 1956. The Rangers would deal him to Detroit for Lou Fontinato in the summer of 1956. He would spend a year and a half in Detroit before the final trade of his career saw him move to Boston at the trade deadline in 1958. He would remain with the Bruins until his retirement following the 1964-65 campaign.
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Poor Mr. Bower....a rather average career, but he did have two good seasons......

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how did Ric Seiling do in your replay?
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Ric Seiling put up numbers fairly close to his real life totals (738GP 179-208-387 with 573PIM). His sim totals were 666 games played with 133 goals, 169 assists for 302 points while also earning 444 penalty minutes.

The difference is in the sim Seiling only played one season for the Buffalo Sabres. It was a solid rookie campaign and would turn out to be the best year of his career by scoring 28 goals and 54 points. The Calder Trophy that year would go to Mike Bossy of the Islanders (42-43-85).

In July 1978 after his rookie season, Seiling was dealt along with Lindsay Middlebrook to Pittsburgh in exchange for goalie Greg Millen and defenseman Colin Campbell. Campbell would play 4 seasons on the Buffalo blueline while Millen, just 21 at the time of the deal, never played for the Sabres but did enjoy some great years in Calgary, including a Cup winning season in 1992. Without Seiling the Sabres would reach the finals for the first time in their history in 1978-79.

Seiling would spend 2 seasons with a bad Pittsburgh club, which missed the playoffs both years he was there. After his second season with the Pens he was dealt to Philadelphia in exchange for veteran forward turned broadcaster Bill Clement and goaltender Al Smith. Clement would play four seasons with the Pens but was best known as being part of a package that brought Ray Ferraro from Hartford to Pittsburgh in 1984-85. Al Smith spent 5 seasons as the Penguins number one goaltender.

Seiling would play the final 8 seasons of his career with the Flyers including their run to the finals in 1982-83, when he had 4 goals and 8 points in 16 playoff games but they lost to Edmonton in 4 straight for the Cup. After missing just 6 games in his first 5 years in the league, Seiling was bothered by nagging injuries during much of his time in Philadelphia and by 1986- at the age of 29- he was reduced to being a part-time player. He retired after appearing in just 12 games in 1987-88.

Older brother Rod Seiling did manage to win a Stanley Cup as a rookie with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1965. Rod spent 14 seasons with the Leafs before finishing his career with a year in Hartford after the Whalers came over from the WHA. In real life Rod spent most of his career with the Rangers and finished with 62 goals and 269 points in 979 games. In the sim the elder Seiling played 782 games, recording 87 goals and 369 points.
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2003-04

Was missing this league so I found a bit of time to do a couple of more seasons. Writeups will be shorter though.


2003-04

OFFSEASON

Scott Stevens and Pat Lafontaine are added to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stevens spent his entire 20 year career with the Washington Capitals, winning a Hart Trophy in 1085 and finishing with 1091 points in 1442 career games. Lafontaine spent his entire career with the Islanders, scoring 516 goals and 1002 assists for 1518 points in 1279 career games.

Retirements this season are highlighted by Chris Chelios, who hangs up the blades at age 40 after 1631 games and 1413 points - all with Montreal. 4 time Vezina Trophy winner Grant Fuhr and Joe Nieuwendyk, who had 1104 points in 1341 games also retired.

REGULAR SEASON
Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux each added to their totals atop the NHL's all-time goal scorer list. The Golden Brett had 31 to give him a total of 930, two ahead of Lemieux. Hull, who had scored 928 of them for the Flames, found himself in a Ranger uniform to finish out the season after he was dealt at the deadline for RJ Umberger, a 21 year old who played 16 games this season in his NHL debut.

Lemieux also found himself in new threads at the trade deadline as Pittsburgh dealt the 38 year to St Louis in exchange for Ladislav Nagy and minor leaguer Colin Hemingway. Lemieux finished the season with 26 goals and 90 points making him second all-time in both categories. His 2353 points trail only the now-retired Wayne Gretzky's total of 2611. 41 year old Ron Francis moved into third place all-time as the long time Carolina Hurricane passed Stan Mikita and has 2132 for his career.

The Colorado Avalanche, led by scoring champ Joe Sakic, finished with the league's best record. Colorado had 112 points with Detroit (107) and New Jersey (104) being the only other teams to surpass the century mark.


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     NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 
ATLANTIC DIVISION  	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
New Jersey Devils	82 48 26  8  104
Pittsburgh Penguins	82 46 29  7   99
New York Rangers	82 45 29  8   98
New York Islanders	82 44 29  9   97
Philadelphia Flyers	82 39 37  6   84

NORTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Boston Bruins		82 46 30  6   98
Ottawa Senators		82 42 36  4   88
Toronto	Maple Leafs	82 39 34  9   87
Montreal Canadiens	82 37 38  7   81
Buffalo Sabres		82 25 47 10   60

SOUTHEAST DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Florida Panthers	82 43 31  8   94
Washington Capitals 	82 36 39  7   79
Carolina Hurricanes	82 30 44  8   68
Tampa Bay Lightning	82 21 55  6   48
Atlanta Thrashers	82 14 57 11   39

CENTRAL DIVISION 	GP  W  L  T  PTS
Detroit Red Wings 	82 49 24  9  107
Chicago Black Hawks	82 36 39  7   79
Nashville Predators	82 29 39 14   72
Columbus Blue Jackets	82 29 47  6   64
St Louis Blues		82 26 54  2   54
   
NORTHWEST DIVISION      GP  W  L  T  PTS
Colorado Avalanche	82 54 24  2  112
Vancouver Canucks	82 42 26 14   98
Calgary Flames		82 44 31  7   95
Edmonton Oilers		82 40 34  8   88
Minnesota Wild		82 31 44  7   69

PACIFIC DIVISION	GP  W  L  T  PTS   
Los Angeles Kings	82 41 34  7   89
Phoenix Coyotes		82 41 35  6   88
Anaheim Mighty Ducks    82 35 42  5   75
San Jose Sharks		82 32 39 11   75
Dallas Stars  	 	82 33 44  5   71

SCORING LEADERS		TEAM GP  G   A  PTS
Joe Sakic		COL  81 26  86  112
Daniel Briere		PHX  79 32  66   98
Markus Naslund		PIT  82 56  40   96
Zigmund Palffy		NYI  82 45  49   94
Martin Havlat		OTT  82 44  48   92
Oli Jokinen		LA   82 48  43   91
Mario Lemieux	    PIT-STL  83 26  64   90
Joe Thornton		BOS  74 36  53   89
Pavol Demitra		OTT  69 26  63   89
Patrick Marleau		MON  82 36  49   85
Scott Gomez		NJ   82 23  62   85
Teemu Selanne		PHX  73 44  39   83
Marian Hossa		OTT  82 32  51   83
Jaromir Jagr		PIT  65 34  48   82
Martin St. Louis	CGY  78 44  37   81
Glenn Murray		BOS  82 18  63   81
Milan Hejduk		COL  75 44  36   80
Peter Forsberg		PHI  82 22  56   78
Mike Modano		DAL  82 32  44   76
 
GOALIE WIN LEADERS	TM   W-L-T    GAA   SAVE%
Manny Legace		DET 44-19-6   1.73   .917
Martin Brodeur		NJ  43-17-8   2.20   .919
John Vanbiesbrouck	NYR 41-20-7   2.30   .915
Mikka Kiprusoff		VAN 37-23-13  2.30   .921
Corey Schwab		LA  36-23-12  2.41   .916
Patrick Lalime		EDM 35-22-10  2.47   .909
John Grahame		NSH 32-18-4   2.22   .903
Tim Thomas		BOS 31-15-5   2.03   .912
Garth Snow		CGY 30-17-7   2.57   .910
Ed Belfour		ANA 29-30-5   2.64   .916
Peter Budaj		TOR 29-14-6   2.54   .906
PLAYOFFS
Led by Jaromir Jagr's 20 points in 13 playoff games over the first two rounds the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the Eastern Conference Final where they will meet the Boston Bruins. The Penguins needed 7 games to eliminate the Rangers in the opening round before beating the Islanders in 6. Boston won both of it's first two series in 6 games, stopping first Ottawa and then Toronto.

The Colorado Avalanche remain in the running for their fourth straight Stanley Cup as they advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a sweep of Chicago followed by a 5 game series win over Edmonton. The Avalanche will face the Los Angeles Kings, who swept Phoenix and Calgary in the first two rounds.

CONFERENCE FINALS
Colorado had no trouble with Los Angeles as the Avalanche won in four straight winning by scores of 5-2, 2-0, 3-1 and 5-2. The Bruins needed 5 games to eliminate Pittsburgh despite 5 more points from Jagr in the series for the Pens.

STANLEY CUP FINALS
Colorado is looking for it's 4th straight Cup and what would be the 6th in franchise history (one came in Quebec) while the Bruins already have 6 Cups on their resume with the last one coming in 1981. Since then Boston has made the finals 3 times (1985, 1999 and 2000) but lost all 3 - one to Minnesota and the 2 most recent ones to Detroit.

Stephane Quintal's goal with just under 4 minutes remaining in regulation snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Bruins a 3-2 victory in Game One. Joe Thornton and Sergei Zinovyev also scored for Boston while Owen Nolan and Mats Sundin replied for Colorado.

Another late goal lifts the Bruins to a 2-1 victory in Game Two. This time it was Anson Carter who scored with 2:06 remaining in regulation. Mats Sundin tied the game with a goal in the second period after Boston took a first period lead on Brad Lukowich's 7th of the postseason.

Boston takes a 3-0 series lead with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game Three. Trent Whitfield got the game winner with Joe Thornton, Mark Smith and Sergie Zinovyev also scoring for Boston. Joe Sakic had 2 for the Avalanche with John-Michael Liles getting the other goal.

Colorado stays alive with a 2-1 win in Game Four as Sakic scores once and assists on Brian Willsie's game winner. Jonathan Girard had the lone Boston tally.

Has the momentum changed? Colorado has the comeback this time as Mikko Eloranta ties the game late in the third period and Owen Nolan gets the game winner 11 minutes into overtime as Colorado wins 6-5.

The Avalanche, sensing they are in the middle of an incredible comeback, win for the third straight game by blanking Boston 4-0 in Game Six. Joe Sakic, Brian Willsie, Marek Svatos and Alex Tanguay get the goals while rookie goaltender Marc Denis continues an incredible playoff run with his 6th shutout of the post-season.

Marc Denis, who entered the postseason having played just 17 NHL games and never recorded a shutout, earned his 7th shutout of the post-season as the Avalanche blanked Boston 3-0 to win their fourth straight game, capping a huge comeback for their 4th straight Stanley Cup title.

Denis finishes the postseason with a 16-4 record, 7 shutouts, a 1.49 GAA and a .924 save percentage but the Conn Smythe goes to John-Michael Liles for the second year in a row. Liles had 4 goals and 18 points in the playoffs.

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PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS     GP  G  A  PTS
Joe Thornton		BOS 24 16  9  25
Jaromir Jagr		PIT 18 12 13  25
Joe Sakic		COL 20  8 16  24
Mats Sundin		COL 20  8 15  23
Glenn Murray		BOS 24  6 13  19
Claude Lemieux		COL 20 11  7  18
Alex Tanguay		COL 20  5 13  18
John-Michael Liles	COL 20  4 14  18
Owen Nolan		COL 20 11  6  17
Markus Naslund		PIT 16  8  9  17
Milan Hejduk		COL 20  5 12  17
Patrice Bergeron	BOS 24  1 16  17
Other award winners are:

HART TROPHY: Joe Sakic Colorado (81GP 26-86-112)

VEZINA TROPHY: Martin Brodeur New Jersey (43-17-8, 2.20)

NORRIS TROPHY: Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit (82GP 13-50-63)

ART ROSS TROPHY: Joe Sakic Colorado (81GP 26-86-112)

CALDER TROPHY: Patrice Bergeron Boston (82GP 10-37-47)

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G   Manny Legace      Detroit	   Martin Brodeur     New Jersey   	       
D   Dan Boyle         Florida      Brian Leetch       NY Rangers   	     	
D   Nic Lidstrom      Detroit      Sandis Ozolinsh    Edmonton          
C   Joe Sakic	      Colorado     Oli Jokinen	      Los Angeles	   
LW  Markus Naslund    Pittsburgh   Joe Thornton	      Boston
RW  Zigmund Palffy    NY Islanders Jaromir Jagr       Pittsburgh
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With 4 straight Stanley Cups the Colorado Avalanche have definitely earned a spot in the discussion about the best dynasty's in this sim.

The Detroit Red Wings of 1997-2000 also won 4 straight Cups. Prior to that you have to go back to the 1954-55 to 1957-58 Montreal Canadiens to find a team that won 4 in a row. That Habs team actually won 6 in a period of 7 years with the only blemish being a finals loss to Detroit in 1959.

The record though is the 8 straight the Toronto Maple Leafs won to start the sim from 1931-32 thru 1938-39.

Picking the best team I still might lean to the Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito led Chicago Black Hawks of the 1960s, who made 9 straight finals appearances and won 5 Cups.

The final team I believe worthy of inclusion is the 1974-78 New York Rangers, who made the finals 5 straight years and won 4 Cups.

When time permits I will take a closer look at each of these teams.
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