Mikael Samuelsson Named As Honorable Mention On Dobbler Hockey’s 2009-2010 Prime Cuts
Better late than never! The final part of the Prime Cuts 2009-10 article series 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!
Mikael Samuelsson – perhaps the best non-goalie UFA signing last summer (Craig Anderson), Samuelsson set career highs in almost every category, anchoring the Canucks second line with Ryan Kesler.