Maurice Richard's Defensive Play
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06-29-2009, 12:53 AM
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Location: Regina, SK
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You have to look at the specifics. Hull was a good penalty killer because he had the speed and the intimidation factor of a breakaway going the other way.
I assumed as much, but there had to be more. I mean, you could say the exact same thing about Bure, and no one calls him a good penalty killer or good backchecker.
A number of players should also be considered. Gilles Tremblay who would play Gordie Howe head to head. George Armstrong, Bob Pulford of the Leafs who were very solid and instrumental with Keon and Kelly in shutting down the opposition during the Leafs four Stanley Cup wins in the 1960's, Eric Nesterenko who was effective but lacked a bit of speed.
Agree, I'd rate all those guys highly but this excercise was based solely on first and seconf All-Star team members.
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