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03-01-2008, 08:20 PM
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VanIslander
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Originally Posted by pappyline View Post
Stop glorifying this terrible fringe player who scored a total of 17 goals in his entire career.
He's a defenseman and scoring goals wasn't his forte.

He was the all-time leader in PIM, he did win a stanley cup, he was credited with volunteering to shutdown Hull and succeeding in a playoff series, he was praised by several sources for his team play, leadership and energy level.

I simply provided the quotes.

Was he one of the all-time great shutdown defensive defensemen? No one is saying that! He was described as a journeyman who played a physical brand of defense which was successful at times, a very tough and hard-working competitor with exceptional work ethic.

No one is saying he was a top-3 defenseman on any team. But he certainly brings qualities to a #6/#7 slot on an all-time ML draft squad (lower end of the top-1000 in hockey history).

Argue against the quotes if you want.

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