MLD #9 Drafting Thread
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08-22-2008, 05:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Alright, as the last team to select a netminder, we'll take two:
G Don Edwards
G "Sugar" Jim Henry
With our next two picks, we'll select the innovator of the goalie tandem, to effectively manage Edwards and Henry,
Coach Frank Boucher
and an elite SH threat and a two-way player,
W Brian Rolston
EDIT: camper, I believe that McKenzie has been selected. He's listed by his nickname as "Pie" McKenzie in the ATD thread.
Edwards had a strong peak with two second team all-star selections, a fourth place Hart trophy finish, and a Vezina win while it was a GAA award during his prime. He was also a backup on the 1981 Canada Cup team. A small, athletic goalie, he relied on his reflexes to make acrobatic saves.
Henry gives us a strong backup who can take off a bunch of the workload for the small Edwards who only played more than 60 games in his career twice, ensuring he remains fresh for the playoffs. Henry was a tough competitor who also played an acrobatic style. Henry was a second team all-star once and also finished in third place for the Hart trophy. He was also a part of one of the most memorable hockey photos of all time.
Boucher was a tremendously innovative coach who won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers. His career coaching record does not look great but his Rangers teams were stripped of much of their talent during the War years. He has a first and second team all-star coaching selection and is known for many coaching innovations in the game, such as the tandem goalie system, pulling the goaltender near the end of the game, and developed the PK box.
Rolston is a 4 time 30+ goal scorer and 6 time 20+ goal scorer (plus two more seasons with 19) during a relatively low scoring era. He currently sits 13th all time in PK goals and finished top-3 in the league in this stat 4 times. He is a capable performer at both ends of the ice and is a good fit on a two-way line.
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