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02-16-2008, 03:34 PM
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He was actually a pretty good defensive forward. Played RW on the best checking line in the league with McPhee and Carbonneau. Good enough to be a two-way line RW in the MLD.

Didn't reach his offensive potential on a consistent basis. He should have been a perennial 40-goal guy. He reached that level once. Great speed. Bullet shot. Great offensive ability and creativity. One of his biggest offensive weaknesses: he didn't use his shot enough.

There is no way that older brother Geoff should have finished with 70 more goals.
Russ tended to shy away of any kind of physical contact.
He was ridiculously fast... And thought hockey was more than an offensive game. That was the reason why he played defense.

Nicknamed "The Deer" by Pat Burns. Not exactly a kind nickname.

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