Final Results of the All-Kings All-Time All-Star Draft

Over All-Star Weekend, Rudy, Niesy and I did our own Kings fantasy draft. Any player with at least one game in a Kings uniform was eligible. Rudy selected first, Quisp (me) second, Niesy third. Each team was to have 13 forwards, 7 defensemen and 2 goalies.

Originally, the idea was just to look at the different rosters, organize them into lines, and put up a poll to see who everyone thinks the best team is. Then it occurred to someone (me? I forget) that we could play a round-robin tournament with the three teams, in NHL 11. This will involve a lot of custom players, since the NHL 11 database includes only current NHL, AHL, "world" and Canadian juniors players. But the notion of running simulations of games between these made-up teams is too good to pass up.

So, here's how the draft played out.

1 Kelly Hrudey (G)
2 Rogie Vachon (G)
3 Wayne Gretzky (C)
4 Luc Robitaille (LW)
5 Bernie Nicholls (C)
6 Felix Potvin (G)
7 Marcel Dionne (C)
8 Tomas Sandstrom (RW)
9 Dave Taylor (RW)
10 Butch Goring (C)
11 Drew Doughty (D)
12 Mattias Norstrom (D)
13 Ziggy Palffy (RW)
14 Anze Kopitar (C)
15 Jonathan Quick (G)
16 Larry Murphy (D)
17 Charlie Simmer (LW)
18 Bob Pulford (LW)
19 Alexander Frolov (LW)
20 Rob Blake (D)
21 Jari Kurri (RW)
22 Lubomir Visnovsky (D)
23 Tony Granato (LW)
24 Bob Berry (LW)
25 Juha Widing (C)
26 Tim Gleason (D)
27 Jimmy Carson (C)
28 Dustin Brown (RW)
29 Mike Cammalleri (LW)
30 Jim Fox (RW)
31 Jay Wells (D)
32 Ian Laperriere (C)
33 Mark Hardy (D)
34 Mike Murphy (RW)
35 Adam Deadmarsh (RW)
36 Tiger Williams (LW)
37 Larry Robinson (D)
38 Mathieu Schneider (D)
39 Steve Duchesne (D)
40 Aaron Miller (D)
41 Corey Millen (C)
42 Alexei Zhitnik (D)
43 Paul Coffey (D)
44 Rob Scuderi (D)
45 Garry Galley (D)
46 Jason Allison (C)
47 Sean Avery (LW)
48 Jozef Stumpel (C)
49 Wayne Simmonds (RW)
50 Bill Flett (RW)
51 Ryan Smyth (LW)
52 Charlie Huddy (D)
53 Mike Donnelly (LW)
54 Bryan Smolinski (C)
55 Craig Conroy (C)
56 Jack Johnson (D)
57 Justin Williams (RW)
58 Warren Rychel (LW)
59 Bob Nevin (RW)
60 Darryl Sydor (D)
61 Marty McSorley (RW/D)
62 Dave Hutchison (D)
63 Sean O'Donnell (D)
64 Stephane Fiset (G)
65 Jamie Storr (G)
66 Mike Corrigan (LW)

Next, we'll look at the line combinations for each team.