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11-08-2008, 12:21 PM
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Will Hajt be partnered with Ozolinsh? If he is, that will be Hajt's greatest challenge. Facing Lafleur or Middleton on a 1-on-1 will be a breeze compared to covering up Ozo's defensive blunders.
It will likely use Ozolinsh as my #7 defenseman. He will be in the press box unless I want additional speed or PP scoring.

I'm pleased to reunite George Hay with his centre, Dick Irvin, on my 3rd line. He has enough scoring ability to earn a spot on any team's second line... still, his work ethic, ability to play an aggressive but clean game, and speed & positioning that will make him successful on the third line.

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Originally Posted by coach Jack Adams
I've seen a lot of good ones, but none who had more stuff than George. He was in a class with Aurial Joliat, Jack Walker, Bun Cook or Harvey Jackson. He could do everything, that fellow. Besides, he was one of the easiest players to handle I ever had -- always in condition, always on the job, always willing to play any position. He never got into any trouble on the ice and was rarely sent to the penalty box.
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Originally Posted by sportswriter Sam Green
He ranked with the great forwards of the game, combining speed and poise, aggressiveness and finesse, with unsurpassed mechanical ability.
George Hay's career timeline:
1922: WCHL first-team all-star, 5th in goals, 3rd in assists, 4th in scoring
1923: WCHL first-team all-star, 2nd in goals, 3rd in points
1924: WCHL first-team all-star, 3rd in goals, 3rd in points
1926: WHL first-team all-star, 5th in goals, 5th in points
1927: top ten in assists (NHL)
1928: 4th in Hart voting (highest-ranked LW), 3rd in points & assists, 5th in goals (NHL)
1929: top ten in assists & points (NHL)

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