Early in 2014, a discussion was sparked in the PLAAY Games Delphi Forum about the possibility of creating all-time franchise great teams for HOCKEY BLAST Pro Hockey Game. Frank Albidone championed the cause through his newsletter column, "Frankly Speaking," and with the help of hockey fans Jim Woods, Vinny Mancini, Matt Kulikoski and Mike Owens, this set came together. Now, it's available as a printed card set for YOU to enjoy on your tabletop!
The card set includes full teams of all-time great players, 24 for each team, representing the original six pro clubs and six historic pro franchises added in the '60s and '70s: Pittsburgh, Edmonton, Philadelphia, St. Louis, New York's Long Island club, and Buffalo. Each player's ratings based on career averages. That's 24 players for each team, over 300 players in all, each printed in team colors, for just $21! NOW available!
Just think of all the fun you can have, watching these legendary players come to life on your cardstock hockey rink! Set up your own "Cup of Legends" tournament, matching the twelve clubs up in semi-final, final and championship rounds. Or, choose your favorite team, and play out a full 70 or 80 game schedule against the other all-time great teams. With HOCKEY BLAST'S quick game time, you could conduct such a project in only a matter of weeks! Of course, the set is perfect for "hey, I've got some free time--let's play hockey!," grabbing a couple teams from your game box and lacing up the skates!
However you want to use these cards, they're sure to deliver realistic, hall-of-fame hockey! Each player is rated for his overall career performance: the high-flying scorers will repeatedly light the lamp on your game table; the staunch defenders will turn away plays; the legendary goalies will make memorable game-winning saves; the epic enforcers will shift the momentum with their shoulders and fists! It's"Rink of Dreams" hockey, whenever you want--with the All-Time Franchise Great set for HOCKEY BLAST!
Here are the rosters for each team...
BOSTON • Forwards: Cashman, Lucic, Bucyk, Esposito, Oates, Bergeron, Sanderson, Hodge, Neely, O'Reilly, Middleton, McKenzie, Schmidt, Cowley, Clapper. • Defense: Orr, Bourque, Chara, Smith, Shore, Green, Milbury. • Goalies: Cheever, Brimsek, Rask.
BUFFALO • Forwards: Perreault, LaFontaine, Luce, Peca, Robert, Martin, Gare, Mogilny, Andreychuk, Vanek, Ramsey, Satan, Foligno, Ray; • Defense: Housley, Ramsey, Krupp, Zhitnik, Korab, Campbell, Hajt, Schoenfeld; • Goalies: Hasek, Miller.
CHICAGO • Forwards: D. Hull, B. Hull, Larmer, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Bentley, Amonte, Secord, Mikita, Martin, Toews, Roenick, Savard, Bentley; • Defense: Chelios, Pilote, Gadsby, Keith, Murray, Wilson, White; • Goalies: Esposito, Hall, Belfour.
DETROIT • Forwards: Lindsay, Shanahan, Ogrodnick, Howe, Zetterberg, Redmond, Probert, Kelly, Yzerman, Delvecchio, Fedorov, Ullman, Datsyuk, Abel; • Defense: Lidstrom, Kronwall, Konstantinov, Bergman, Chiasson, Larson, Pronovost, • Goalies: Sawchuk, Osgood, Crozier.
EDMONTON • Forwards: Tikkanen, Curry, Anderson, Semenko, Eberle, Hall, Hemsky, Buchberger, Klima, Simpson, MacTavish, Smyth, Messier, Gretzky, Weight; • Defense: Coffey, Lowe, Huddy, McSorley, Fogolin, Smith, Muni; • Goalies: Fuhr, Ranford, Moog.
MONTREAL • Forwards:Lafluer, Shutt, Gainey, Cournoyer, Geoffrion, Richard, Richer, Moore, Ferguson, Beliveau, Lemaire, Lach, Mahovlich, Richard, Koivu; • Defense: Savard, Lapointe, Robinson, Harvey, Subban, Laperriere, Bouchard; • Goalies: Roy, Plante, Dryden.
NEW YORK • Forwards: Gilbert, Hadfield, Graves, Bathgate, Kovalev, Duguay, Vickers, Hedberg, Cook, Maloney, Ratelle, Tkaczuk, Larouche, Richards; • Defense: Park, Johnson, Leetch, Howell, Neilson, Zubov, Greschner, Beck, Langevin; • Goalies: Lundqvist, Giacomin.
NEW YORK (Long Island) • Forwards: Bossy, Gillies, Nystrom, Tonelli, Palffy, Harris, Sutter, Flatley, Kallur, Bourne, King, Trottier, Tavares, Turgeon, Sutter, Merrick; • Defense: D. Potvin, J. Potvin, Persson, Morrow, Lewis, Jonsson, Langevin; • Goalies: Resch, Smith.
PHILADELPHIA • Forwards: Leach, Barber, MacLeish, Tocchet, Propp, Kerr, Recchi, Gagne, Schultz, Dornhoffer, LeClair, Clarke, Lindros, Poulin, Giroux, Brind'Amour; • Defense: Desjardins, Watson, Dupont, Bladon, M. Howe, Dailey, Van Impe; • Goalies: Parent, Hextall.
PITTSBURGH • Forwards: Jagr, Stevens, Pronovost, Kehoe, Straka, Mullen, Lee, Neal, Malkin, Lemieux, Crosby, Francis, Apps, Bullard, Malone; • Defense: Orpik, Stackhouse, Kasparaitis, Carlyle, Murphy, Letang, Samuelsson; • Goalies: Barrasso, Fleury.
ST. LOUIS • Forwards: Tkachuk, Sutter, Petterson, B. Hull, Babych, Demitra, St. Marseille, Boyes, Backees, janney, Federko, Unger, Berenson, Oshie; • Defense: Jackman, Bob Plager, Bar. Plager, Pronger, Ramage, Brown Pietrangelo; • Goalies: Liut, Joseph.
TORONTO • Forwards: Mahovlich, Clark, Armstrong, McDonald, Vaive, Henderson, Williams, Ellis, Conacher, Kessel, Sittler, Keon, Gilmour, Sundin; • Defense: Salming, Horton, Turnbull, Phaneuf, Baun, Kaberle, Brewer, McCabe. • Goalies: Bower, Palmateer, Broda.
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