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03-29-2009, 09:34 PM
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If we're including role players, C Forbes Kennedy deserves a mention.

Forbes Kennedy was a consistent checker and penalty killer in an NHL career that lasted over 600 games. He never scored more than thirty points in a season but was known as a relentless competitor who would not back down from anyone even though he was only 5'8".

He played over 400 games during the O6 era which is fairly impressive for a checker, which suggests he was pretty good at what he did.

C Ab DeMarco had a couple of big seasons during the war years. Guys like Herb Cain and Ray Getliffe that built their resumes up during the war years were good enough to be selected in the MLD, so I think he's worth mentioning.

He may not have been great defensively, but D Zarley Zalapski had three top-15 finishes for defensemen (if my numbers are right from hockey-reference, 11th, 12th, 12th) during a fairly deep era for good offensive defensemen.

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