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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Team Staal vs Team Lidstrom

Reading a story in the paper today about the fantasy draft tomorrow. Apparently there's an app called Team Chooser that balances out teams by player rating. Developed by a University of Toronto prof to even up teams in his pickup hockey league. They input player ratings from EA Sports NHL 11. Erics Staal with his assistanst Ryan Kesler and Mike Green while Lidstrom with Martin St. Louis and Patrick Kane. Here is how the app picked the most balanced team line-ups.

Team Staal 

Cam Ward
Marc-Andre Fleury
Carey Price

Dan Boyle
Brent Burns
Mike Green
Erik Karlsson
Duncan Keith
Shea Weber

David Backes
Matt Duchesne
Patrick Elias
Martin Havlat
Ryan Kesler
Corey Perry
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Patrick Sharp
Jeff Skinner
Eric Staal
Jonathan Toews

Team Lidstrom

Jonas Hiller
Henrik Lundqvist
Tim Thomas

Dustin Byfuglien
Zdeno Chara
Kris Letang
Nick Lidstrom
Marc Staal
Keith Yandle

Daniel Briere
Loui Eriksson
Claude Giroux
Patrick Kane
Phil Kessel
Anze Kopitar
Rick Nash
Alex Ovechkin
Brad Richards
Martin St. Louis
Steven Stamkos
Paul Stastny

Let's now see how it really plays out. (I woukd have liked to see them throw all the sticks in a pile and then throw them to opposite sides-just like when I was a kid)

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