The fate of humanity and Earth rests on the outcome of one game against aliens. Hope you're not laughing, because we are not joking around. Put yourself in the mind-set. It's the only way this works.
From current NHL players in their current state (EXCLUDING SIDNEY CROSBY), who do you send out onto the ice with literally your life on the line? You shouldn't pick Brodeur as your goalie because he sucks now.
The game takes place in two weeks.
Crosby won't return in time.
When Rick stops watching The Social Network and reads this, he will insert his own team, so keep checking back.
Don't care that both Toews & Stamkos are centers. The fate of Earth is on the line. One of them will play wing!
We couldn't get ahold of the Wilkes-Blog's Eric, but we're gonna take a guess:
Before you call us homers, keep in mind that Chara and Lidstrom have made Tim Thomas and Chris Osgood look like the second comings of Jesus Christ, respectively. We'll take Fleury in the cage.
And, yeah, Evgeni Malkin didn't make the cut.
Remember: your entire balls are on the line, the fate of humanity resting in the balance.