The third annual Prime Cuts roster is here! Check out the Prime Cuts rosters from 2007-08 and 2008-09. The thinking process that goes in to selecting the team is similar to Pierre McGuire's "Monsters" for TSN (I promise that is the first and only time I will compare my thinking process to Pierre's). Since this is a fantasy hockey site, the selection process favours players that have had strong seasons on the score sheet, obviously. However, not just goals and assists are weighted – perhaps a player has started to shoot the puck more, or play better defensively. Intangibles like heart, grit, and determination factor in to the selection process as well. It is far and away my favourite article to write each year, and I hope you will all enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it!
Part 3 of the article series will name the top defensive pairing and second forward line.
The first pairing: Duncan Keith and Mike Green
There were three obvious choices for the Prime Cuts top pairing: Keith, Green, and Drew Doughty. I opted to go with the first two, but any combination of the three would have been more than sufficient.
Keith had an absolutely sensational season both offensively and defensively. He finished 2009-10 with 14 goals, 55 assists, a plus-21 rati