All-Star Teams Created out of Playoff Teams

MD

2015-04-17

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Who would win in an all-star game comprised solely of playoff teams? 

I thought it would be fun to try and put together the best possible playoff teams from each Conference, but only using the pool of players from the teams that qualified for the post season. To make it a little more like a real team and less like an All-Star team, I applied the NHL’s salary cap of $69M. Not having players available from Boston or Los Angeles was unexpected. It was extremely difficult to leave players the calibre of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin or Zach Parise off my final rosters, but hey, that’s what they pay me the big bucks for.