And in goal: Rogatien Vachon and Gary Edwards.
Now this team certainly is still a long shot to contend, but I feel much more confident about this team's immediate and mid-range futures than I did when I first drew the Kings franchise.
Obviously in a simulation league the game play is based more on the assigned ratings rather than historical accuracy. The ratings aren't as close to history as I'd like, that's for sure.
I'm hoping this team, if healthy, has some nice chemistry. I like the top 3 lines. Goaltender Rogie aside, there's no superstars here, but there's balance. Berry and Corrigan have solid years in '72-73, which will help me get to the following seasons when Leach and Bernier explode into scoring sensations. I'm pretty happy down the middle with Goring, Widing and Backstrom.
My defense is obviously pretty thin. I think any simulation team relying on Ron Plumb to be your #1 guy is in trouble.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on simulation hockey, the HITME Kings, line combination possibilities and especially any insight on the SimonT Hockey Simulator.