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08-29-2009, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Triffy View Post
I don't know if this is the guy seventies picked. Same name, different position.

LW Jack McDonald

D Albert Langlois
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
This IS a problem because there was a Jack McDonald who played RW for the NY Rangers and scored 19 points in 43 games in 1943-44, his only season in the big league.

We should assume seventieslord meant to draft the LW (or has evidence that he played RW too) since the pre-1925 McDonald appears to be much more deserving of all-time consideration.

Besides, according to the charity principle of interpretation (used in academic argumentation) we should assume seventieslord meant to draft the very same guy you identify.
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Originally Posted by Triffy View Post
I noticed the RW guy too. I just thought there's a possibility of having third Jack McDonald as well. Someone who there's little info about. Someone seventies might know from his famous book collection.

I guess I'm stuck here until seventies shows up to clarify the problem. Because if the players we drafted were different as I originally assumed, and I now would change my pick because I don't believe in it anymore, it'd be against the no name dropping rule.
Yes, it's definitely the guy I picked.

My spreadsheet has him as a RW but he was a LW in my head. I just checked all my usual sources (SIHR, The Trail, hockey-reference) and he's definitely a LW. Sorry for the confusion I created by calling him a RW. But yeah, I'm definitely not after a guy who played one year in the war-ravaged NHL.

Giles, Grant, Poile, Tallon, Arnott, Lalglois... wow, my shortlist is shrinking fast!

Now I can't resist taking another player who I feel is the best offensive player remaining. In fact, when I talked about McDonald and Smith being the best, I had forgotten about this fellow:

RW Art Gagne

Next, I think at this point you can't go wrong with a player who has been 6th and 8th in Norris voting, has led the NHL in ice time multiple times, led the NHL's defensemen in goals twice, and has great size (6'2, 212)

D Adrian Aucoin

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