The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings have a historic rivalry. Many of those memories and stories will be retold by fans and players alike as not one but two Winter Classic alumni contests are to be played today.
Which got me thinking: If we could see the two franchises' all time dream teams face-off? Below I offer my Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings All Time Dream Teams. I have disregarded positioning to some degree, playing centers on the wing and not worrying about left vs. right defenders.
Frank Mahovlich - Dave Keon - Charlie Conacher
Busher Jackson - Syl Apps - Teeder Kennedy
Bob Pulford - Darryl Sittler - Lanny McDonald
Wendel Clark - Doug Gilmour - Mats Sundin
Tim Horton - Borje Salming
King Clancy - Red Horner
Allan Stanley - Hap Day
Ted Lindsay - Sid Abel - Gordie Howe
Brendan Shanahan - Steve Yzerman - Sergei Fedorov
Mickey Redmond - Alex Delvecchio - Syd Howe
Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Norm Ullman
Red Kelly - Nicklas Lidstrom
Marcel Pronovost - Jack Stewart
Gary Bergman - Vladimir Konstantinov