ADDITIONAL PLAYERS A MUST FOR REPLAYERS
By Glenn Guzzo
If you know who Andy Delmore is then you know why, for board gamers who like to do season replays, Strat-O-Matic’s additional-player sets are much more than a luxury.
Delmore, the quarterback of
Strat-O-Matic’s regular card set includes 18 players for each of the NHL’s 30 teams. That’s two goalies, 11 forwards and five defensemen – enough for three full lines, two defensive pairs and spare players. While Delmore was a fixture on
The additional-player set has always been the place to find injured stars, like the Rangers’ Pavel Bure, the Flyers’ John LeClair, the Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman and the Blues’ Chris Pronger.
But it now also is the place to find players like Bryan Marchment, who played 81 games, but fewer than 15 for his final team,
Result: A huge additional-player set, 207 players in all, including 9 goaltenders. Of the 198 extra skaters, an even 100 played at least half the NHL’s 82-game season.
Many replayers will want to use the NHL’s rule permitting 18 skaters and two goalies per game. You’ll need the additional players to do that. You’ll also need them to get Delmore and these guys:
n A dozen double-figure goal scorers.
n Pavel Bure, RW, Rangers: 19 goals in 39 games
n Bryan Smolinski, forward,
n John LeClair, LW,
n Adam Deadmarsh, W,
n Brad Isbister, W,
n Alexsey Morozov, W,
n Fred Brathwaite, G,
n Brad Bombardir, D,
n Glen Wesley, D,
n Bryan Marchment, D,
n Jason Woolley, D,
n Lyle Odelein and Stephane Robidas, D, Dallas: 144 games of blue-line play. Robidas had 76, all with the Stars.
n Brad Ference, Deron Quint and Danny Markov, D,
n Ryan Johnson, Tyson Nash, etc, F,
n Grant Marshall, RW,