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09-12-2009, 02:49 AM
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VanIslander
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Oh...

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).

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.. 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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