So last night I was drafting an all-time defense for an all-time team. The basis: construct the ultimate 7-man defense. Selections not based on stats and career accomplishments per se; but on chemistry, skill sets and intangibles, etc. In other words, you would put this defense up against any team, any era, and it would prevail. If the best hockey team on another planet came to earth to play your team, who would be the defensemen you want to go to war with? My group: D1 Bobby Orr - Ray Bourque D2 Denis Potvin - Chris Pronger D3 Scott Stevens - Viacheslav Fetisov 7D Al MacInnis My group is unique in the respect that it is without 5 of the greatest defensemen of all-time in: Shore, Lidstrom, Harvey, Robinson and Kelly. Other ommissions include Coffey, Langway, Park and Chara. But I constructed this defense with a purpose. Every one of my players serve and purpose and are all-around defensemen with pretty much no weakness. Al MacInnis was selected over the likes of Lidstrom, Harvet et al due to his offense and powerful slapper. If my team gets a PP late in the game, Orr will be feeding Al Mac for that blistering one-timer. Physically my defense will dominate and give the opponent nightmares. There is nothing missing from my group. Offense? Check. Swift transition? Check. Shutdown defense? Check. Physical play? Check. Leadership? Check. Character? Check. Heart? Check. Nastiness? Check. Who would be your group of 7 and why?