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08-31-2009, 08:49 AM
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With their 8th and 9th picks in the 11th AAA draft, the Cumberland County Cool Blues are pleased to select first, one of the top goal-scorers remaining with four top-20 finishes in goals, from Hay River, Northwest Territories, left winger...

Geoff Sanderson

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
In a draft year that saw an abundance of future stars like Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, Owen Nolan, Keith Tkachuk, and Peter Bondra, Geoff Sanderson found himself in a select group as the Hartford Whalers second choice, 36th overall, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

After spending his junior career with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos, where he led the team in several offensive categories, he was off to Hartford to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL. In only his second full season with the team, Sanderson flourished with 89 points in 82 games and played for Team Canada in the World Championships. The next year saw him have another great season for the Whalers, capped off with a World Championship victory for Canada.

Sanderson kept up his steady play with the Whalers, while capturing another World Championship crown in 1997. The Whalers moved to Carolina for the 1997-98 season where they became the Hurricanes, a fitting name for the season that Sanderson and his family would have. After settling in with the new team, he was traded to the Canucks for a brief nine -game stint and then on to the Sabres who were gearing up for the playoffs. After a great run in the 1998-99 season, the Sabres came close to winning the Stanley Cup, only to fall to the Dallas Stars in the sixth game of the finals.
We feel that Sanderson is a player who we just can't pass up anymore. Great speed and skill, but intimidated by physical play, we feel the fiery Jirik and good checking Jackson will open up the ice for him on the second line. A great fit... and second, we select a very steady Soviet blue-liner, who will form a great first pairing with Curt Giles, from Ust-Kamenogorsk, USSR...

Yevgeny Paladiev

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One of the strongest young Soviet blueliners of the late 1960's - early 1970's, Yevgeny Paladiev represented Spartak Moscow in Team USSR. He was an extremely reliable and fearless defense player with a poweful long distance slapshot and effective body-checking and shot-blocking skills. Paladiev was one of the Spartak fans favorites during his relatively short career in the top level hockey. Like his teammate xxxxx, he was drafted to the Soviet Army but never played a game for a mighty CSKA, an all-time rivalry of his home team Spartak.

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