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09-12-2009, 02:49 AM
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I knew Bert Marshall was a 'rugged stay at home defenseman' and so I mentally pegged him as a good third pairing guy, but now looking over his bio I see that he has offensive talent:

198 points in 868 NHL games (26 points in 72 NHL playoff games).

.. could also provide crisp outlet passes to his forwards. He played nearly 900 games for four different teams in the 1960s and '70s when his consistency was a useful part of the team.

The reliable defensive play and leadership provided by Marshall helped the Islanders develop into a competitive squad by the mid-'70s. He was a member of the team when it reached the semi-finals in 1975 and 1976. He helped the younger players like Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, and Mike Bossy learn to win and be professional.

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